Interview with Bonnie Buffham

Describe your desk
There are a pile of books and papers to the right along with a water, a can of coke, and a sport's drink. To the left is my phone and a bill. In front of the keyboard is a "Five Night's at Freddy's" pen I use for quick edits and working out. Behind the monitors is a board full of drawings along with important documents.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a little kid. Before the days of broadband computers were used by children mostly for Paint and for Word. I was constantly starting stories I never finished. There was one about talking instruments I remember very clearly. I spent hours choosing a boarder.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The answer to this is the same answer I give to everything - to help people. In this case it's to entertain them and make them feel something. There is nothing like making people forget their troubles for just a little while.
What do your fans mean to you?
So much. I care deeply about them.
What are you working on next?
I'm writing a few short stories to enter into local competitions.
Who are your favorite authors?
Thomas Harris, Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, and Mark Gatiss.

Special mention to Samuel Beckett for being my favourite playwright.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Interview With the Vampire - it captivated a young teenager. When everyone else was reading Twilight I was reading The Vampire Chronicles.
Hannibal - by far the most interesting of the series. I love the depth.
The Diary of Anne Frank - heart breaking.
A Storm of Swords - I love all of A Song of Ice and Fire but this is the only one with Oberyn Martell in it.
Death Note - technically a manga but the story is too fantastic and I've read it multiple times.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPad Pro. That thing is always there for me, whether it's reading on the go or writing on the go.
What is your writing process?
I spend a few hours daydreaming. I come up with a plot, usually in those minutes in bed just before you fall asleep, then I plan it all out in my head, never writing it down. I spend a few days living in the characters' heads to get to know them and see what they're like. Finally I start writing. I try to go from beginning to end but if a part is giving me issues I'll skip it and come back to it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Honestly; my pets mostly. Followed by motivation to learn and create. Oh, and friends and family.
How do you approach cover design?
Symbolism!

I treat my covers quite like I treat my painting. I like it bold and I like it a bit on the nose but in a symbolic way.
Published 2017-10-26.
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Books by This Author

The Fires of Hera
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Hera became aware of her condition when she was five years old. She couldn’t feel anything. When asked by her twin brother if a paper cut hurt she didn’t know what he meant. When she was sixteen, gazing on the beautiful dancing flame from a lighter, she ascribed meaning to the lack of sensation. She would always find fire beautiful.