Interview with Amanda Byrd

What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy/Sci-Fi and True Crime...I am a psychology major :)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer not to e-read if I can help it. I prefer the feel, smell, and actual page turning of an actual book. If I had to choose, though, I'd go with Kindle, since Google Books isn't as user friendly.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The ability to share personal experiences with others and maybe help them figure out this whole adult thing, too.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!! Without them, I don't think I'd continue writing.
What are you working on next?
Part 2 of Surviving College in Your Mid-30s (Book 3 in The Adulting Series). It's about my second (and probably worst) semester back in college. See, I decided to take on a full 12 credits over the summer...nope. Never again.
Who are your favorite authors?
R.A. Salvatore, John E. Douglas, and Neo Edmund
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life. It's as simple as that. Plus I'm a freak about knowledge and learning. I just *have* to know.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, playing with my cats, figuring out marketing, or homework. Mainly homework, though.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a "process". I write as it comes to me. With the third book in the series, I'm trying to make it a little more organized, meaning each class has its own chapter, which I wasn't able to do, from a legal standpoint, with the second book in the series.
Describe your desk
A complete mess! Hahaha! That's just where I do my homework, for now. My writing "desk" is usually my lap, as I write in a notebook, then type it up. I'm old-school that way.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the suburbs in Pennsylvania. It really had no influence on my writing at all..ok, maybe a little. My dad raised me to have my own opinions and not be shy about them. He also taught me to think for myself and not follow the pack. Pretty sure he did a great job with all of that.
Published 2016-08-11.
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Books by This Author

Miranda's Extraordinary Life: The Whole Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
It started out so happily, how could it have ended so horribly? One day Miranda’s life changed - and it forever changed her. In this action-packed tale, Miranda must fight, saving friends, family, and even herself, along the way. When everything starts to go south, Miranda learns there is only one way out - to accept her fate.