Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello, my name is Barbara White. I live in a small southern Iowa town with my husband and two of my four children, who range in age from 26 years old to 5 years old. I have been writing for 27 years and have actually written 7 books. Through the course of life 5 books in a different series have been lost so I had to start over with a new series with this book being the first in the series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Shadows of Night is my first published book and first in the Shadow Lords series. I have always loved to read and let others create their worlds in my head but I found that I had my own world inside my head and a story to be told. My mother was the first to read my stories and when she passed away I found I had a need to share the stories she loved with others as well.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
If I get writer’s block then I will get a glass of wine, lay down on my bed with a notebook and a pen, close my eyes and let my imagination wander until I find something to write or fall asleep. Both have their benefits for my writing so I can’t lose either way.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The biggest influences on my writing started out with the Dragonlance series of books. Within those pages I first found my love of fantasy adventure books. They are what sparked my imagination. From there I fell in love with R.A. Salvatore’s series. His dark elf series was a great influence in exploring the darker side of fantasy writing.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the second book in the Shadow Lord series called Shadows of Light. It will be a continuation of the first book and will delve deeper into the darker side of the story.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I try to use different social media to promote my books. I do use twitter, facebook and Instagram. I also like to do interviews like this one on ‘My Book Place’. I believe the more exposure you can get the better you will do.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be creative and let your imaginations soar. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it, which includes family. You can do anything you set your mind to.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do the things you love to do in life and if you can do something you love for a living then that’s even better.
What are you reading now?
I am reading Bound by a Dragon by Linda Hopkins and The Courtlight series books 4-6 by Terah Edun.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Besides writing the next book in the Shadow Lords series, which I am planning for 5-6 books. I am entertaining the possibility of a new series after this one, which already has a few chapters written. I would like to do some book signings and I am working on the planning for one sometime this fall.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I have several favorites but there are a couple that I can’t chose which one is my ultimate favorite. The Shape Changer’s Wife by Sharon Shinn, The Redemption of Athalus by David and Leigh Eddings and Homeland : The Legend of Drizzt Book 1 by R.A. Salvatore.
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