Interview with Tyffeni-Brianna N. Cooper

When did you first start writing?
When I was a child, I wrote these really in depth novels that I never finished. I could never really finish anything when I was younger, so now that I'm attempting "adulting" (the art of transitioning from teenager to adult, and scheduling your own appointments without the help of your parents) I try to finish things.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I don't think where I grew up had an influence in what I write. I grew up in Jersey. I've spent equal parts of my life in Jersey City, and South Jersey. I love South Jersey, The fresh air, farms, woods, it's so invigorating. I despise the city, too many people, too much clashing of energies, no room to think. Quiet lives lead to good writing. In my opinion anyways.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm acting, singing, dancing or on a Netflix binge. Mostly I'm on a Netflix binge. Right now I'm trying to do this thing where I'm productive even if I'm not writing. I'm teaching myself how to produce beats for my very own EP! i'm very excited about that, but I guess that falls in the line of writing too, or do songs not count for this question? Oops.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a lot of things right now, but literary wise, I'm working on a novel and another p. oetry book called "Remnants of Wonderland" written from the perspective of Alice (not the Disney version, but an alter ego of mine who sometimes likes to drift her way into my writing)
What do you read for pleasure?
Usually, I am reading post apocalypse fiction, sci fi or fantasy. Lately I've been drawn to stories about different species, (vampires, mermaids, fairies) that sort of thing. Did I actually say lately, I meant I've always been, I thrive on words. Adjectives, metaphors, similes. I guess you can call them my aesthetic. They keep telling me not use that word, but I like the way it rolls off my tongue.
Describe your desk
A mess of papers, pencils, my vision notebook, and my laptop. i'm a neat freak, but I can't focus unless everything is a mess. I know I'm a weirdo.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My grumbling tummy... Food is life. Don't let anyone tell you any different.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I literally search through thousands of books, and download so many. I have a lot of unread books, but I'm always buying new ones. I'm so addicted. I usually just type in the keyword of what I feel like reading at the time, and download every book in that category. Excessive, I know, but it's a great way to discover new authors and new series to read.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans is such a cliche word. I have readers, who are normal people like me, love to read just like me, and relate to the things I write, also like me. I have this "We are one." universal type of love for them. I honestly love all of my readers, those who give me feedback, and those who don't.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Freedom. Taking back your strength from people you thought gave you so much. Telling people "I'm here. This is who I am. I'm not leaving."
Published 2016-05-17.
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Books by This Author

Remnants of a Breaking Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: American English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
If you are a fan of divine intervention, cosmic relationships, and soul connections, "Remnants of a Breaking Heart", was written just for you. Inspired by the past four years of life, author Tyffeni, manages to capture the soul and heart of various situations and individuals using poetry and short stories. Trigger warning.