Interview with Brittany Borrelli

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like to use my Nexus 7 tablet to read my books. I download them from the Android App store or download them on my laptop and then transfer the files to my tablet.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am not quite sure. I have only recently published an e-book.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Allentown, PA. I'm not sure if this location has really influenced my writing as much as the things that I've done. I remember when I was in the 3rd grade we had an assignment to write a descriptive short story. After I was finished my teacher was impressed of how well I could write. I always had the ability, I suppose.
When did you first start writing?
I first started to really write while I was in middle school. I had gotten into watching professional wrestling and always had a nagging feeling of creativity. I had a lot of stories that I wanted to tell. So, I started to write stories with wrestlers as the characters. It's evolved to the point of creating my own characters. I have a few stories on the fanfiction website featuring my earlier writings with wrestlers.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Haunting On Fence Street was inspired by my love for the supernatural. I believe in it all but my favorite being ghosts. They're really the only thing that I'm actually afraid of. I love to watch ghost shows with eye-witness accounts. So I decided to try out writing my own ghost story to see how it'd turn out.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans. I have my own little group of them on fanfiction. I love to see their reactions and thoughts on my works. They help me improve and think outside of the box.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on two stories. One about a man who, after his daughter is murdered, is imprisoned for 5 years for killing her murderer. When he gets out he rescues a woman from drowning when her car crashes into a lake. A year later he meets a wonderful woman and they fall in love. However, neither of them realize that he is the man who actually rescued her a year earlier. She suffers from PTSD so anytime he touches her she gets horrible flashbacks to the car accident. This causes some issues for their relationship.
The other one is about a man who begins an affair with a young intern at his law firm. His wife has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition which he knows nothing about. She's been pushing him away because she is so stressed out over her life-threatening condition that she doesn't know how to tell him or handle it. He seeks comfort in the arms of his foreign intern which causes a whole plethora of issues that just continue to compile until his wife experiences a heart attack which changes his outlook on life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm just hanging out at home with my 2 cats and boyfriend watching TV mostly. I work and go to college so I'm pretty busy most of the time.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search keywords and genres that I'm interested in. I read the descriptions and decide from there if I want to read them or not.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever write is actually on fanfiction called The Perfect Gentleman. It's about a woman who has trust issues ever since her ex boyfriend cheated on her. She meets a guy who she thinks is finally the one to help her get past these insecurities. He winds up cheating on her with her own best friend.
What is your writing process?
I get ideas from everywhere I go and everyone I meet. I go home and use this vague idea to develop an outline. Then I write chapter by chapter following the outline and the main idea of each chapter. I usually just let my creativity flow and the finished product is always way different than what I thought it would be. It is always much better though.
Published 2014-03-29.
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Books by This Author

The Haunting On Fence Street
Price: Free! Words: 11,220. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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A family moves into a new neighborhood and it isn't long before things starts to seem odd. Their daughter begins to speak of an imaginary friend with a dark past. Michelle is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery before it tears her family apart.