Interview with Maya Brown

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The feeling that I connect with my inner character, and put it out for all to read about. I also love making different emotions, and putting feeling into my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, though I just started. I`m very thankful for anyone who reads my works, and enjoys them. Also I really care if they share their opinions on how to make something better or not, so yes my fans are everything to me.
What are you working on next?
It`s a secret, but I`m working hard and the first book I have on this site will be that surprise. I really hope people enjoy it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Cassandra Clare, Johnathan Stroud, John Flanagan (If I spelled his last name wrong I`m sorry. To help out he`s the creator of the 'Ranger`s Apprentice' series), I also like Rick Riordan, and (though this is an anime and manga) Akira Toriyama.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I can see new things to bring forth my imagination, and that I can enjoy life to the fullness.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I play video games, or I read, to help get my brain flowing.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search for them online, and when I find one that catches my eyes, I read it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Ah yes. It was a Fan Fiction, like what most teens would write now and days. What`s funny is that it`s on Wattpad right now with one hundred and five views. Though I haven`t done the back stories yet, I might do that later.
How do you approach cover design?
I read my story over again, and I`ll probably pain the design and figure out a way to get it online. (I`m good with computers, but not that good.)
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Bartimaeus: Amulet of Samarkand, House of Hades, The Book Thief, Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, and Ranger`s Apprentice: Burning Bridge.
The reason why I love anything Bartimaeus is because I love the wittiness of the Djinn in the book. I love how Johnathan Stroud developed those characters, and how he was able to make the different perspectives for each character.
I love anything Rick Riordan makes, mainly because of his imagination. Like what if Demigods were still around? That`s something that will catch anyone`s attention, and it let`s them learn about something new everyday.
The Book Thief. All I can say is well done. Plot was great, setting was realistic, feeling from characters were out of this world, and the tone was very chilling and serious.
Mortal Instruments: City of Glass. Cassandra Clare is a master of perspective with different people. She holds suspense back, making all those who read the book, leaning off their chairs.
And finally, the Ranger`s Apprentice: Burning Bridge. All anyone can say is cliffhanger. The way John left off what happens at the end, was a total cliffhanger and it makes people want to read more about what happens to Will and the girl (I forgot her name at the moment).
Describe your desk
Messy, covered in pencils, pencil sharpeners, a printer, junk, junk, and my computer on top of paper.
Published 2013-11-04.
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