Interview with Naomi Foxx

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors include: Selena Kitt, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, L. A. Banks, Stephen King and many more.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a new installment of my Heart of a Berserker series.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Right now, research inspires me to get out of bed. I love to learn of new things which allows me to wright what I know. I have always believed that no matter what type of writing you are doing, someone is going to learn something from it. No matter if it is good or bad. So, reading (researching) is essential.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Researching about things I intend on writing for the most part. Outside of that, I am either dancing or cooking. I love to learn and show off new moves and the internet makes it so easy to get to. Cooking is an adventure for me too so research plays a big role in it too. At some point I won't be able to fit my cookbooks anywhere around the house.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually browse through the category I'm in the mood for. Or, I will wait for an update email from one of the authors I am subscribed to and go from there.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first story I wrote, but I do remember the one I did when I decided to take writing seriously. It is atrocious. I will one day rewrite it but for now it sits as a reminder of how far I have come in the last year.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is pretty much all over the place. No matter how much I try to stick to a set order of writing it veers off into space. I can tell you what I do though. Short synopsis, outline, smile at my work, wright out the scenes that are ready to burst, edit, scream, read through, rewright, cry, put it down for a week, and final edits. That would be the best order, but it usually doesn't work out that way.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No way can I remember what the first story I read was. The one that turned me into an avid reader was Bram Stoker's Dracula. I remember pulling an all-nighter at a friend's house because it belonged to her mean older sister and she wouldn't let me barrow it. I was 10 years old and found the rollercoaster ride of suspense, fear, dread, sexual acts and tension (didn't know much about this at the time, and happiness were exhilarating!
How do you approach cover design?
I approach cover design with my story in mind. The need to make everything flow together just like in my writing is pushed on to my cover. They can't be perfect because of stock photo availability and limited Photoshop skills, but they get close in my mind.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Right now it is the Sophix Tab-740G. I really like the Android operating system. Easy to work with and lots of options.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
New Orleans, Louisiana baby! I believe the mixture of people, beliefs, and cultures around the helped shape my writing. I am pretty open to just about anything and that keeps me from restricting myself too much.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I already liked writing before but I never would let others see my work. I started taking creative writing classes to help with my writing and found that it was fun for people to give feedback. Just as fun as giving them feedback. After that, I was hooked and here we are.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Invoking emotions on my readers. I like creating characters others will care about just as much as I do. Even the characters that are meant to be butts are received just as I want them to be. That gives me a strange sense of satisfaction that I can't quite explain.
Published 2014-07-09.
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