Check out this author spotlight for Isa Medina!
You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Hi, Catrin! Thank you for having me! My name is Isa Medina and I write Urban Fantasy. It’s also my favourite genre to read aside from Fantasy, Paranormal romances, and Gothic mysteries. When I’m not writing, you can usually find me playing MMO games like Final Fantasy XIV or looking at cat pictures on the internet.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn?
This one is hard! It’s both spring and autumn. I love autumn because I really dislike summer, so coming in to the coldness is just the best. But at the same time, there is something so magical about the start of spring and watching everything slowly turn green.
Cat or dog?
Cat! They are so cute, and adorable in the way they obviously think themselves better than anyone else, then just blep and fail at life.
Plotter or pantser?
Plotter! I love puzzling out the story before drafting, moving things around, and guessing where everything fits. If I don’t have an outline before I begin drafting, I often will simply just stare at the white page, getting stressed at having to come up with “what happens next” and nothing coming to mind.
Book or ebook?
Ebook all the way. It used to be such a pain having to wait for the books to arrive (not to mention shipping!) but now everything is instant, and I don’t run out of space in my house. At first, it was hard getting over not having that tactile feeling you get when you read the book, but now I’m so used to my kindle, that when I do happen to read a paperback, I’ll keep looking down at the bottom of the page to check what % of the book I’m at!
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
I’m a very moody reader, so I’ll usually look for a specific trope I really want to read. One thing I do enjoy a lot is a good banter between the characters. I’m also usually attracted to more light-hearted, action-filled books rather than books filled with angst.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write fun, fast-paced Urban Fantasy, usually with a slow burn romance. I finished my first series in spring, which was all about Fae magic, and am currently working on my next series, which will begin in November. This time I’m tackling angels, demons, and magical humans! It’s been a ton of fun to write, and I hope my readers enjoy them very much.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
Mortal Secrets (Realms Unleashed: Red Angel) will come out November 4th (also available for Kindle Unlimited). You can find it here: mybook.to/MortalSecrets
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
Most of my inspiration comes from “what-if”s I get from watching shows or reading books, or even just browsing the internet. I confess, a lot of my “what-if”s are usually of the “what if someone with completely the wrong skillset got embroiled in this premise? Haha. I think that’s probably a pretty common way of coming up with premises.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I like to draft or plot for 1-2 hours first thing in the morning, before I look at email or social media. That way, if I receive bad news or something happens to make my day go sideways, I’ll have at least gotten some work done! Other than that, it’s “sneak in whenever I can.” I usually try to have 3 working sessions of 1-2 hours every day.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Don’t be scared of writing what you want to write and how you want to write it. There are times when I decided not to write one premise or with certain voice because I thought it wouldn’t be marketable enough, just to see a book with comparable weird premise/voice take off!
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
Gladly! You can find me at:
You can also follow me on Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub at: