Interview with Breigh Forstner

Published 2014-07-21.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was in middle school, early High School. I wrote a cheesy fiction horror story when I was in my early teens and I never knew what happened to it. But I picked writing back up in Winter 2012 after both my daughters were born when I had an idea for "Forever and Always," my first novel.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am a sucker for rockers and reading about bands on the road and what not. I figured, "Why not do my own take and create my own rocker?" I came up with the idea of a rich girl leaving her parents house to follow her dream just off the top of my head. I also wanted to incorporate the "cocky" lead singer into the mix and that's how I came up with Cale. He's very sure of himself, but at the same time a good friend when you need him.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My brother is also an author, and they inspired me in a way. To see what he's doing right now made me think "Hey I can do this too."
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I check to see how many downloads I have gotten for "Straight from the Heart" everyday! I believe anyway I can get my work out there, it helps :) It's a great avenue for authors to upload their work and have it available in different formats.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a great deal to me! I'm still starting out, but when I had my first beta reader I got so excited! Right now most of my fan base is my family and friends, but everyone has to start somewhere right?
What are you working on next?
I am working on the sequel to "Straight from the Heart." I am also working on re-editing "Forever and Always" and the sequel to that "Always with You."
Who are your favorite authors?
Jessica Sorensen, Dayne Edmondson....there are too many to list!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughters! I usually get woken up by them every day, but I go to work and work my 40+ hours a week job (which I love)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with my daughters, reading books, watching kids movies. Maybe going to play Bingo every once in awhile
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through book blogs and just searching on Amazon. I usually go on a book binge and get anywhere from 10-15 at a time when I look.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
YES! It was this horror story, and I can't exactly remember the plot, but at the time I thought it was really good! I also remember writing an idea for this fantasy book about this secret land no one has ever seen before...but I think I'll stick with what I'm doing right now :)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire.
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Books by This Author

From My Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bryn is now happily dating Cale. The thing Cale thought he had under control in his life had come back to strike with a vengeance. His battle to keep himself sane while focusing on a new tour is killing him inside. He is doubting that Bryn should even be with him, but once his secret gets out to her, he knows she won't ever trust him again
Straight from the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Bryn Schaefler never expected to be the new lead guitarist in mainstream rock band Everlasting. She is thrown into the world of touring, meeting new people and experiencing new things. She also never expected to be attracted to Cale Pelton, her band mate and lead singer. Their chemistry is undeniable, on stage and off, but Bryn isn't sure she wants to date someone who's come to feel like brother.