Author Support – Carola Elvira

I’m going to try and do a daily blog post sharing my appreciation to some wonderful authors I’ve come to know lately! They’re all going to be from my #WRITEboyslove family (over on Twitter) and I can’t wait for you to get to know them too!

Today’s post is all about Carola Elvira. I asked them 4 questions (the same I’ve asked everyone), and here are their answers!

Tell us a bit about yourself:

My name is Carola – lots of people just call me ‘Chuu’. I’m from the cold and unfriendly North known as Norway, but the real me lives online.

I’ve been writing since the moment I first learned how to string letters together, and once I realized that I could actually write Boys Love stories, I never looked back. I live and breathe pop culture, so when I’m not writing, I work as a con organizer and panelist.

Caffeine is my vice and my savior.

Now tell us about your stories:

I write BL stories that I would like to read myself, whether that means exploring tropes I love, or elements I’ve been missing. Mostly though, the stories come through these characters who manifest and completely take over my writing process. My boys are a rowdy bunch, but I love them.

I have a hang towards broken characters who struggle with themselves and the world around them. Found Family is another recurring theme. Add some spice, and you’ve got some idea of what to expect.

Share an amusing event that happened to you:

Okay, so this has happened multiple times, and for some reason it tends to happen when I’m at an airport? 

I hate traveling. My anxiety hates it even more. So it goes without saying that I am never in a great mood when I have to go somewhere, no matter how much I look forward to the destination itself. This particular story happened around…ten years ago, when my girlfriend and I were on our way to London for a concert.

We had to change flights, and were on our way from the domestic terminal to the international one. At this point I’m already fed up. I haven’t had enough sleep by far, and I look every bit as wrecked as I feel. It is not a good time to have bright pink hair which always draws people’s attention to you.

As we are weaving through the crowds towards the international terminal, I notice two girls coming from the opposite direction. They stand out with their brightly colored clothes and anime apparel. I see them looking towards us, then looking at each other, then back at us. And then one of the girls points at me, and as she does, makes a beeline towards us. She’s still pointing, in the most accusatory of ways as she strides over and shouts; “YOU-!”

“Yes..?” I ask confusedly.

“You wrote SNOW, didn’t you?!” she continues.

And now I get it. The next words out of her mouth are “I hate you.”

I thanked her for the compliment. I was a relatively freshly hatched author at the time, but every time I heard from a reader of my debut novel, it went something like this. We had a short, but fun chat and as we passed through the gates to the international terminal, my spirits had considerably lifted.

For some reason, this keeps happening in airports, but I think this was the first time a reader had come up to me in pubic, and it really made my day and makes for one of my favorite stories to tell. 

And give me your links to your book/s:

My most recent novel, Change of Heart is now available through Amazon & Kindle: HERE

You can read more about it at HERE

I go by @AuthorCarola everywhere, so feel free to follow me for updates on new and old releases

Stay tuned for another author support post soon!

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