Author Interview: Brienne Dubh
About the author:
I come from a performing background with over 10 years acting experience. I have worked as a producer on various film projects before going on to set up my own production company. I am a trained editor and have also written and produced several short films scripts. Originally from England, after a few years of travelling the world I moved to Ireland where I currently live with my husband, 2 young daughters, 16 chickens, a pet rabbit and a cat named Tilly.
I'm just finishing up my fourth book which is fantasy/ paranormal due out later this year. A Strange Affair: An Erotic Tale was my third book. My first book was a paranormal romance novella called Red Right Hand, which I followed up with a contemporary romance novel called The Secret Side of US.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
Everything around me inspires me. It could be the people I meet while out shopping or a man I pass on the streat or even a song on the radio. I'm inspired by everything.
Tell us about how you write.
I write in the dark at night like a vampire. When I was at college I always studied for exams at night while listening to music and the habit seems to have stuck. I have layers. I have the story in my head so I write it down as quickly as possible. Then the conversations between the characters come to me. Then I write the emotions. Then I go over it all and try to pull all the layers together.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
All the time.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Write a little bit every day. Even if it's only two lines. Write every day!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went with self publishing as I wanted control over how and what went out. I rely on Bloggers, Reviewers, adverts, and word of mouth. The writing community are amazing and always happy to help spread the word. I must admit Bloggers are great for me; they really helped get my work out there.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there is still a lot of change to come. There are so many tools out there for self publishers to use and they are getting better each day.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
Contemporary, romance, erotica, fantasy, paranormal
My books are available in the following formats: