One thing I love about this idea for May Collaborations is being able to show off all my new Twitter friends. Briana has been a great writing companion and I've loved watching her grow into a budding new author and land an editor job! So I thought I'd bring her back so you guys can have more insight from this wonderful Author.
1. How does it feel to be a published author?
I don’t think I can put it into words. Getting published is one of my biggest accomplishments to date, and it’s been my goal for as long as I can remember. To have it finally realized is just incredible. Sometimes I still can’t believe it’s something that’s already happened.
2. Where did your ideas for your current work in progress (WIP) come from?
Oh, man. Well, I know a lot of victims of sexual assault and trauma, and I wanted to explore how something like that affects someone’s life, and how they can move past what happened to them—because it doesn’t keep them from living the rest of their life. I was also interested to see how self-identity and the idea of appearance could tie into a murder mystery involving shapeshifters. There’s a lot at play there.
3. Would you ever consider writing with another author?
Yes! I’ve done it before, and as long as I could find someone I felt was a good match, I’d definitely be open to the opportunity.
4. What are the five things you love most about stories?
I love the opportunity to see the world from someone else’s perspective, the chance to immerse yourself in a place you’ve never been, to feel things you’ve never felt; the way a good story warps your perception of time, and the satisfied, content feeling you get when you finish a wonderful novel.
5. One genre you wont dabble in?
Fantasy. Reflections is urban fantasy, and that’s about as far as I’ll ever go. The world-building process is exhaustion—I have a newfound respect for fantasy authors who do that for a living!
I'd like to thank Briana for taking part again, in my Interview With series - if you're an author, blogger or reader let me know if you'd be interested in being interviewed too. You can e-mail me using the buttons below or sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a fantasy writer myself I completely undertsand where Briana is coming from on the worldbuilding front. I am actually searching for someone to design a map for me, think you'd be a good fit? Send me a message!