Hello everyone, we are moving on to the next cycle of interviews and author presentation. Today the lovely Kristy Brown tells us about her journey so far as an author.
I wrote poetry as a teen but fell into acting, so I followed that through university and I stopped writing for quite some years. When I was thirty I had my first child. While he took his naps, I would write a few short stories, one of them became my first teen fantasy series, “Kiera’s Quest.” Then I found I couldn’t stop writing.
-What inspired you to write for teenagers and YA?
Although I’m a little older now on the outside, I feel the same as I did when I was a teen in some ways, on the inside. I still love reading and watching teen dramas etc. I think you should write what you love, so I do.
-Have you created a special character? Can you introduce this character to us?
I love all my characters, those that are out there and those sat on my computer still. I guess Sam, from my newest release “Just Sam,” is really special to me. She’s loosely based on me. I think you pour a lot of yourself into certain characters. My publishers, Muse It Up, are working on the edits right now for my new Paranormal romance series, “Summer’s End,” and my leading man in that, Alex is my younger self’s perfect crush. I think you really have to love, your characters in order for others to love them too.
-Which of your books did you enjoy writing most and why?
I like them all for different reasons. I guess “Kiera’s Quest,” will always be special because it was my first. You can actually see the progression I made as a writer between books 1 and 2! I’m always learning, I think you have to. “Just Sam,” was so easy to write, I almost couldn’t keep up. Like I said, she is a lot of me. “Summer’s End,” was exciting to write because there are so many twists and turns. I guess I just love them all.
-For what age group would you recommend your books?
“Kiera’s Quest,” I’d say tweens and teens. “Just Sam,” teens/ YA. “Summer’s End,” will be YA.
-A review from a reader that made your day…
Someone once said that Disney should make Kiera’s Quest into a film!
-Is there a particular author that has inspired you on your journey as a writer?
There are many, J.K Rowling, John Green, Rick Yancey, Kiera Cass…
-What can we expect from you in 2018?
“Summer’s End,” will be released and my fairy tale retelling, “Cinderfella,” hopefully will be available.