Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
S Briones Lim was born in the Philippines, raised in San Diego, and is currently living in Virginia with her husband and rescue dog, Roscoe. She attended Old Dominion University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology.
Lim writes YA, Paranormal Romance, Horror, Contemporary Romance and Women’s Fiction. Her Contemporary Romance novel, Caught Inside, became an Amazon Bestseller in the Sports Fiction Romance category in both the United States and Australia. Lim has also been published on Writer’s Weekly.
Novels written by Lim include: Palace Hills, Intensity, Caught Inside, Locked In, On the Outside, Two Outta Three, One and Done, Breaking Promises, Breaking Hearts, Breaking Free (Limitless Publishing); and Plan A: Lycaon’s Kiss, Wally, Cologne and Whiskey (Fifth Ink Publishing).
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
This is a multi-faceted question for me. My latest release, Breaking Free, is the third installment of the B-Boy series. The series as a whole was inspired by my husband, aka B-Boy Limbo, who has been breakdancing for over twenty years. I've attended many B-Boy battles and loved the culture.
The latest book I've just finished writing is called The Story of I Don't Know. It is a YA novel inspired by my dreams.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't think I have any unusual writing habits. I do like listening to certain songs as I write specific scenes to get me in the mood, so to speak.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
It will take us days if I list every specific book/author that has influenced me. Let's just say everything from my childhood books to those on my kindle has influenced me in some way.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a YA Paranormal novel.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best method to promote my books is social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is a great way to reach my readers all across the globe.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors is to remember why you are writing in the first place. Write because it makes you happy. Write because it is your passion! Like any industry, it is inevitable you'll come into contact with a few naysayers, but you'll meet even MORE supportive readers, fellow authors, publishers, editors, etc. Just keep going and for any "No" you receive, know that it is one step closer to your "Yes".
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I've ever heard is to turn off the negative critic in my mind. YOU are your worst critic. If you won't stand for someone else speaking to you in a certain manner, why would you say those things to yourself?
What are you reading now?
I have a TBR pile the size of Texas. I'm currently deep into writing a novel, so I'm not currently reading anything.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm praying that even more doors are opened for me.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Which Genre? Which Author?
For real, I can't choose!