Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a mother of two young children a girl aged five and a boy aged two. Due to my little boy being born with a bilateral cleft lip and no palate I did not have time to work. I wrote my first book My little brother through the eyes of my daughter to give children more information and a better understanding of the condition. I then went on to write two more books in a series The seasonal fairies. I have now just realised my first fantasy novel Secrets of the mind.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is Secrets of the mind. I love reading Fantasy and supernatural books and thought I would give it ago. The love of books inspired me to write my own book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I just write when I have the time, one habit I have is I start my book get to chapter 2 or 3 and then start taking notes. I never seem to stick to the notes my characters always have other ideas and take me where they want to go.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The authors that have influenced me are Chanda Hahn with her unfortunate fairy tale series. I am a sucker for fairy tales. W.J May I enjoy her The chronicles of Kerrigan. I have many authors I enjoy reading and find it hard to pick a few who have influenced me.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on book 2 in my Secrets series, Secrets of the soul.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I usually promote my books on social media and I am yet to find a good website to promote. I think word of mouth is working well at the minute.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice to new writers would be to keep writing there will be days where you think your writing sucks, just keep writing. Everyone’s first draft sucks when it comes to rewrites and edits your story will take shape and become better. Remember to do your research. The best advice and help for new authors is finding author friends. Join facebook groups for authors.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have heard is it is better to write a load of rubbish than write nothing at all you can always go back and cut out the rubbish later at times that rubbish could become vital to your story.
What are you reading now?
I am reading the second book in the Shiva series by Lyra Shanti. The story is intriguing set in a cosmic universe.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The next step for me is to finish book 2 Secrets of the soul then onto promoting.
What is your favorite book of all time?
My favourite book is flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews the first novel I ever read and started my love of reading.
Author Websites and Profiles
E.J Bennett Website