Every once in a while, I like to take the time to interview a fellow author. This month, I’ve talked with Jennifer Brown and here’s what she had to say:
What are the titles of your books and where can we buy them?
Celebrity Secrets is available now, online and through bookstores. The second book in the Celebrity Secrets series, Secrets Unearthed will be available this summer and is currently available on http://www.lulu.com.
Where do you get your ideas?
Ideas come to me at very odd times and in strange places. I always try to think of twists on the same plot line you see over and over.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
Sometimes it takes me all day to write, and sometimes it takes only a few hours, it all depends on what kind of creative flow I am in that day and how busy I am with other things. I don’t write everyday, due to other priorities and to give myself a break to reflect on what I have written and what I am going to write, but I am passionate about it enough that I find the time.
Why did you choose your current genre?
I chose suspense fiction because I like how broad I can make the material. With mystery, it’s always the same thing… who shot who, who stole the jewels, and I just like to put spins on things. What I write can be put under mystery as well, but there are just components of it that to me fit better with suspense. If you want proof of this, just read Celebrity Secrets and it’s ending.
What are you currently working on?
As well as the third installment of the Celebrity Secrets series, I am working on a novel, another series about a filmmaker that ends up involved in much more than making a film in each book, along with a few other books. I also have a short story that will be featured in the Word Weavers upcoming fiction anthology called “What the Past Hides“
Do you have any appearances planned?
At this time nothing is planned, but I am accepting questions on my myspace blog as a sort of interview/chat that I plan to post on my site at www.jenniferbrownauthor.weebly.com. I am also planning to pick one person with an original question, to give a full length interview on the blog of my site.
What advice would you like to give to other writers or anyone interested in becoming a writer?
Try not to let anyone get you down. Be careful in choosing a publisher. It’s a real tough profession, but if you love it enough you will persevere. Write from the heart, and see where it takes you. And no matter what, there will always be someone out there that likes what you do. Don’t give it up, until you have thought it through.
There you have it. Be sure to check out Jennifer’s website and pick up a copy of Celebrity Secrets!
Until next time…