Tell us about yourself and your books.:
My name is 'Brooklyn', and I'm an interracial and multicultural romance author who lives in the Islands of Bermuda. I've been married for 13 years and have 3 great kids. By day, I work as a clinical mental health counselor, and this is also something I enjoy.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Writers tend to be 'unusual', so I'm going to do with no; however, I will say that I speak regularly with my cast of characters, who keep me abreast of the ways in which the story should progress. Even though I'm the author, I have very little say. My characters do what they want!
What authors have influenced you?
My genre niche is very warm and supportive. I've been heavily influenced by awesome writers like Theodora Taylor and Kenya Wright. These ladies are fabulous authors, who know how to weave an intriguing tale.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Take time to study the craft. The last thing you want to do is come out of the gate flawed. Sometimes, your first impression is your last. Spend money on editing and your book cover, and finally, believe in yourself and your story. If you don't, no one else will.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
To invest in a good editor and a good book cover.
What are you reading now?
I'm actually writing (I read between projects), but the last thing I read was 'His to Claim' by Taylor Vaughn. FREAKING AMAZING!
What’s your biggest weakness?
Creating heroines which are (apparently) too strong. I guess I need to soften them out a little.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. This classic embodies every element of great writing: suspense, action, romance…
What has inspired you and your writing style?
I've been writing since I was a little girl; it kinda' just flows out of me. Time and reading both in and out of my genre has influenced my writing style. For this reason, I spend 3 weeks reading as much as I can in between writing projects. My readers inspire me. Whenever I get emails or messages from people who have read my book, it compels me to write the next one. I love my readers!
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a BWWM paranormal romance called "Loveless", and it's the sequel to the novel I just released on March 21, 2019, "Torn".
What is your method for promoting your work?
I heavily use Facebook groups and Twitter. I've recently started to explore paid advertising, but am only just getting into this.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Wow, there are so many projects and opportunities on the table – I honestly think 2019 is jam-packed. That said, I have my 'masterpiece', which is patiently waiting for my attention. I'm also looking forward to exploring screenwriting.
How well do you work under pressure?
Very well! I actually need pressure to perform. That said, I have been able to release a novel, on average, every three months since my debut in July, 2018. That's just enough pressure to keep me on my toes and keep
How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
My characters are very bossy and tell me what to do all the time. They set the tone, and I write what I see them doing. Maybe because I'm a therapist, I have the ability to connect with, and identify emotions very well. Not only this, I know how to put them on a page, and keep their 3D qualities. I think this is very important for tone.
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