Indie Author Spotlight E.K. Woodcock

Meet Author E.K. Woodcock

Genre:  Contemporary Romance currently mainly fairytale retellings
About E.K. Woodcock

Ebru Kartal is a book blogger turned into an author. She currently has a couple of books out in the wild and is working on many others. 

When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, blogging, or running after her gang of hooligans at home. Ebru lives in Cochrane, Alberta with her two lovely children and husband. 

She was born in a land called “Turkey” and became Canadian in May 2015. She loves to travel and hopes to travel the world one day.

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We asked Ebru a quick round of questions, and here are her answers:

Q1: Tell us about the process for coming up with the cover for your debut novel?    

A1 – My first novel is called A Cinderella Story. It’s a loose retelling of the classic fairytale and a romantic  comedy. The first cover my cover designer and I have worked on was a custom cartoon one. 
I have always loved the cartoon covers so when we came up with the idea, I loved it. 💖
I believe it had captured the feel of the book perfectly. There was snow, there was the main character and the sparkly purple rainboot that’s a main portion of the book. It was love at first sight. 😍

Q2: What is your favorite genre and is this reflected in your writing style?   

A2 – I love all genres but I mostly read either bully romances or YA fantasy. And in no way form or shape anything I read matches anything I write. 🤷‍♀️ I’m just a big old weirdo 🤣

Q3: When did you know you wanted to become a published author?   

A3- Being a published author has always been my dream. I’m better at writing my feelings and ideas than talking about them, so it only made sense. 🙂

Q4: Who is your favourite literary villain and why?    

A4 – Ohhhh I love a good villain, and I must say Victoria Aveyard created one amazing villain in her Red Queen series. Maven Calore 😍😍😍 He’s one of those characters who just crawls right into your soul and you won’t even see the deception coming. Such a broken boy who’s desperate to be loved. I loved him more than I loved the hero of the books. 🤷‍♀️💖

Q5: Favorite book/story you have read as an adult?    

A5 – There are so many to pick but the one that stuck with me and I recommend to anyone and everyone who needs a good read is: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons 💖💖💖
It’s an epic love story between a Russian girl and a red army soldier during WW2. So beautifully created, I’ve read it probably about 10 times, and St. Petersburg is on my bucket list of places to visit BECAUSE of this story. 💖

Q6: What do you like to do when you are not writing? 

  A6 – I can be found in front of the TV watching Chicago Fire, Grey’s Anatomy or Beat Bobby Flay. 🤷‍♀️ I’m talented enough to burn water but cooking shows just relax me 🤣

Q7: Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, are there any you’d recommend?   

A7 – I do. In fact when I was working I’d finish an audiobook in a day. lol Office job with a lot of emailing and accounting… 
I would definitely recommend “7 husbands of evelyn hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid – the story is amazing and the narrator does an amazing job.

Q8: Do you have any writing buddies?   

A8 – My son likes to climb up my legs while I’m writing, if that counts as a writing buddy. 🙂

Q9: What are two of your favorite covers of all time? (Not your own.)   

A9 – Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowleyand The Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Q10: What has influenced you the most as a writer?   

 A10 – The support I get from my family has always pushed me forward. I love writing and sharing my thoughts and made up love stories with the world. 💖

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Ebru agreed to participate in a little flash fiction.

This is the cover of your next book, write the opening paragraph…

“In the solidute of the beauty surrounding me, I forget all my worries in life. Grabbing my fishing rod, I cast a line into the glassy surface of the lake. It’s so quiet, the only sound is the chirping of the birds above. Running my hands through my golden blonde hair, I stand up, stretching. My eye catches on a movement in between the trees, rustling of the leaves get closer as the person running becomes more visible. She has chocolate brown hair that falls to her shoulders, she’s fit, has the body of an athlete. But one look at her and anyone can tell she’s not running for leisure, but running from someone. Fishing fast forgotten, I try to maneuver my boat to head over to her, but before I can, she disappears into the woods, only thing following her is an ear piercing scream. “

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Books by E.K. Woodcock

A Cinderella Story

With the magical feeling of Christmas around her, will Skylar find her Prince Charming? 

For her twenty-sixth birthday, Skylar gets a psychic reading as a present from her mother. Although she is skeptical, she decides to actually go ahead with it. When the woman manages to touch on things Skylar hasn’t even admitted to herself and gives her some strange advice, Skylar leaves not knowing how to feel. But when part of the psychic’s premonitions come true, her world is turned upside down. 

Since his wife died two years ago, Carter’s entire world has centered around his daughter Everly. At this point in his life, he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to move on. And then a blonde with curly hair and emerald eyes waltzes into his life and awakens desires he thought no longer existed.

Neither Skylar nor Carter are prepared for what fate has in store for them, yet the pull toward one another is undeniable. But when a simple gift causes a horrible misunderstanding, Carter pulls back out of fear the scars on his heart still cut too deep. Is happily ever after still in the cards for them?

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My Red Vixen

A life that’s turning into a rollercoaster. A fire that burns her house down. A new crush that isn’t telling her everything…

Jen had a rough start of her adult life when she got pregnant and lost both her baby and her ex. But that was ten years ago. Now she pairs wine and food for parties for a living and loves her life. It’s all about to get even better when she meets Jake at the Best Draft’s opening party. But when she loses her house in a fire, her world is turning upside down yet again. 

Jake’s heart was broken when his fiancé left him at the alter with only a note on a cocktail napkin saying “I’m sorry, I can’t.” Ever since that moment, he has a hard time trusting people. But when he meets Jen, he knows she’s his soulmate. He offers her his guestroom for her to live in but he chides himself. Afterall, how could he live in the same space as someone who he thinks of every second of the day? And would she still want to live with him when she finds out more about him?

In order to move on, both Jen and Jake have to face their past. But when miscommunications lead to misunderstandings, Jen and Jake face even bigger challenges. Will they be able to fix this?

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Ebru, it was a lovely having you as a featured author, thank you so much. If like us, you too want to find out more about what she’s up to next, you can follow her on the links below:

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