Interview with S. Briere

What do your fans mean to you?
To me, my fans are the lifeline of my success. One of my biggest goals is to write stories that awaken something, in even one person. I get so much joy from writing and creating these stories, but it doesn't compare to the joy I get from knowing someone else has read one and had an equally blissful experience.
What are you working on next?
At the moment, I am constructing a series of short erotica stories that will all be tied together with a pretty pink bow.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Many things inspire me to get up every morning; the sun, the smell of my just brewed coffee pot, the first thoughts of knowing I have a story in me that needs to be put on paper.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend most of my free time outdoors when the weather allows it. I love to experience as many sensations as possible throughout the day, it helps for a better nights sleep.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I tend to stick with the romance genre, with sub genres like erotica or even space love stories. So I use keywords alot in order to find the best book for me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember the first erotica short story I ever wrote. It was for my husband, I wanted to do something different than the normal lovey dovey poem I would write, so I took a memory of one the times we made love and turned it into a spicy short story. I even made the front and back cover and bound it like a book. Needless to say, he was very excited.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I ever read front to back was Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. I was hooked on her after that, and still am. That book made me into the avid reader I am today.
How do you approach cover design?
As much as we as authors would love to believe that our books, or at least some of them, aren't literally judged by the covers we choose, they are. Especially in the erotica genre, so I make sure to find a photo, or sometimes take one, that best suits what the theme of my story is and make it as risque as I can. Which is super fun, looking through them and picking one out.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my phone for everything. My husband always has to get me the best version of everything, so when he came home with my newly updated phone, and it was double the size, the first thing I thought was , that is going to be perfect for reading my ebooks.
Describe your desk
My desk... I have a photo of my husband and i, of course. My laptop and typewriter. I have a few stick notes with my account informations.. there are lots of folders and holders cause I write everything down and am a super organizing freak. Not that I stay organized at all, don't get me wrong, I just love the process of organizing. So I make sure to make the most mess as possible in my work area each week.
When did you first start writing?
Can I say I was born with pen and paper in my hands? (Haha) I honestly can't pinpoint the exact age or stage in my life I began writing. I don't remember ever not doing it. It's been the one constant throughout my life.
Published 2017-07-13.
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