Interview with Adrianne Brooks

What do you read for pleasure?
I love paranormal and horror. Sci-fi is fun too. I really enjoyed Talisman and Black House by Stephen King.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use Kindle, though honestly if I can get a file as a PDF I'll read that just as easily.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Just word of mouth and talking to people personally
Describe your desk
Mobile. I don't really have a desk. Wherever I set up my laptop is where I work.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in the second or third grade. I entered a nationwide contest for a children's book. The judges liked my writing but said that many of the scenes were too graphic to be age appropriate. I didn't lose but I also didn't exactly win.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just years of trying to get my foot in the door with traditional publishers. They focus on what the market wants and that's great and all but there are so many more stories to be told and books shouldn't be dictated by social trends.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating worlds and the people that live in them. I love watching stories play out and often they're just as much of a surprise to me as they are to my readers
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a contemporary book or two but I have some ideas in the works about a new paranormal series.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I promised myself a while ago that I would keep trying so, for now, I do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or working or annoying my cat. I know he wants to leave but his chances of survival decrease as soon as he steps outside so he sticks around.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I believe so. It was about a little girl who lost her sister. The fae had stolen her and she had to go into a fairy circle and get the child back or risk never seeing her again. I think I was seven or eight when I wrote it and it was a short story about three pages long.
Published 2017-08-26.
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