Interview with Grace Brannigan

Published 2015-02-07.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on a Faerie trilogy. I first got interested in writing about faeries when I read a news story about a road in Iceland that goes around a known faerie hill. I found it intriguing that the road crews and government for years and years avoided disturbing this faerie hill. And then I began to think of a story involving modern day faeries interacting and colliding with humans. In a romance of course. My favorite genre.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on a young adult series entitled The Time Runners. I really like writing in this genre which is a wonderful new way to write fantasy and time travel.

Before that I wrote my Faeries Lost series, a trilogy about 3 siblings whose family was torn apart a long time ago. I first got interested in writing about faeries when I read a news story about a road in Iceland that goes around a known faerie hill. I found it intriguing that the road crews and government for years and years avoided disturbing this faerie hill. And then I began to think of a story involving modern day faeries interacting and colliding with humans. In a romance of course.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it easier to get my books out to other distributors.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating new stories, bending the truth that we're familiar with in everyday life and seeing characters take on life. It's neat when people get passionate about a book about fictional characters, and identify with those characters as they come to love them as much as I loved creating them.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the ones who give great feedback, which in turn helps me improve my writing.
What are you working on next?
I just completed the Faeries Lost Trilogy. And now I'm beginning a Young Adult series The Time Runners, Young Adult Time Travel with a Twist.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a life where I create in various mediums and I'm fortunate to really enjoy what I do, whether it's painting or writing!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I custom paint shoes and hand dye art on silk.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from others, trolling book sites.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a romance about a young girl who fell in love with a Greek millionaire. I read a lot of gothic and Harlequin romances.
What is your writing process?
I have a story idea which I put into a loose plot. Then sometimes scenes come to me so I incorporate them into the unfolding story.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a wonderful designer whom I absolutely love her design. I tell her what the story is about, any particular elements that must be included on the cover and she creates magic.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently have a Kindle, but I also read Nook on my computer.
Describe your desk
It's a well cluttered desktop with everything in its place.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in upstate NY. When I moved to the Catskill mountains they really influenced a lot of my writing and I incorporate local places and my love of horses into my stories.
When did you first start writing?
When I was about twelve.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been traditionally published with Harlequin/Silhouette, but there's such a big turnaround time to even hear from publishers anymore, I decided to take my writing into my own hands. I love producing the covers I like and having control over the final product. I hire an editor and I have my own small imprint, Questor Books, along with my own ISBN's. For me writing is a pleasure but also a business and I treat it as such.
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