Interview with B.M. Griffin

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing life to characters and never really knowing what's going to happen next. My characters have their own personalities, creating their own stories. I have tried to kill off characters but they're too strong and fight for their survival. Other times I try and make them live but their actions take over and the consequences usually end badly.
What do your fans mean to you?
I originally started started writing for myself. Once my first story was published, the interaction with my fans has been amazing. The excitement I see with them after they read my work keeps me motivated.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't know if I have a favorite but Stephen King is the one that helped me pick up a pencil and put it to the paper for the first time in years.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I get some time to myself I like trying new things. The most recent is curling. You know, I live in Montana, figured I should pick up at least one winter sport.
Describe your desk
Cluttered would be an understatement. I have LootCrate boxes on one side and random stuff all over. I keep toys all over so that way when I get stuck I fidget. I have a laptop that I use on occasion sitting in front of my keyboard. There are two monitors, one of them I don't use very often anymore. I even have two copies of my book sitting here so that way I can look things up on it while I'm writing my next volume.
When did you first start writing?
First time I remember trying to write was in elementary school. My friend and I tried writing a series of ghost stories to put into a book. That lasted for about three months. After that it was in High school I took a creative writing class, but that concentrated more on poetry. My first attempt at writing a novel I was twenty three. I still have both notebooks it's written in and one day I might try again. I've always written in between each attempt but I always deleted everything when I was done.
How do you approach cover design?
I look at my cover as a story on it's own. What am I trying to show the reader about my book? What are they going to get from my cover? From there I tell my artist and she does an amazing job designing it.
Published 2018-03-06.
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Books by This Author

The Books of Azric: Truth Volume 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,500. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Only the truth will save Azric and its people from total destruction.
The Books of Azric: The Beginning Volume 1
You set the price! Words: 79,000. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Azric is controlled by evil in this medieval steampunk western, with portals.
The Siege
Price: Free! Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When three master races can be king. They come to a truce to take turns with the rule, but when one race decides it's their birth right there's only one thing that can happen, war. A short story