Interview with Bree Shaffer

What do you read for pleasure?
I usually read erotica for pleasure. I'm more into the mature stories. Even though I can read a mystery from time to time.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually go by the situations in my story. If there's a lot of drama and anger I may have a dark setting to keep the readers questioning but intrigued at the same time.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'll probably choose an Tablet. I can manage easily.
Describe your desk
It's pretty messy. Full of my paper written books, ideas, pens, pencils, and etc.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing when I was 9 years old. I was doing my online work (I was homeschooled for 2 years) when I went searching for a book. I found this website (Wattpad) that let me publish my own stories. So, I started writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is just about a young girl who's seventeen takes the wrong toll for finding love. She's very beautiful but she craves loves. So she goes and sleeps around alot, trying to find the 'one'. When she meets this guy at school he takes her home and she meets his dad. That's when a tunnel of lies, sex, and tears come in the way. She's stuck with two paths. Go with the 32 year old man who has the money, the experience, and knows what he needs. Or the 16 year old boy who has the father with money, no experience, and knows what he wants.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Other writings
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I just started Smashword but I hope it gives me a load success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get to express my feelings in a way of form where other people will listen/read.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are everything to me. They're the reason I update on a daily basis. Honestly, if it wasn't for the few dedicated readers I have, I wouldn't be signing up for this or even publishing on wattpad.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a horror/romance novel. It's about a couple who goes out and kidnap others for their own pleasure.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorites authors would have to be E.L James and James Patterson. I've read all of their books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that i'm able to even open my eyes each morning inspires me to get out of bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I usually like to chill. Maybe read a book here and there. Watch a couple movies, basically be laid back.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search the categories i'm interested in.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Actually I do. It was a little ameteur but it was called 'Mob Lyfe'(I spelled life a certain way). You can locate it on my wattpad account. https://www.wattpad.com/story/11865540-mob-lyfe-%E2%80%A2j-m%E2%80%A2-discontinued If you follow that link it should direct you to it.
What is your writing process?
I usually go and read other stories with some of the same tags as me and get feedback from the readers. I usually take a day or two for 1 chapter.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I honestly don't, but every story I read has an impact on me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite five books would be:
The Confessions: Of a Murder Suspect (James Patterson)
Fifty Shades of Grey -Series- (E.L James)
Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
Professional Boundaries (Jennifer Peel)
Glimmer of Hope (Sarah M. Eden)

The reasons I say those are my most favorites books are because they all resemble some kind of lost love.
Published 2015-11-09.
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