Featured Friday! Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown loved writing at an early age. In fourth grade she won a blue ribbon award for a school writing contest. After that writing was her favorite thing. She wrote poems every chance she got. As Stephanie grew up she dreamed of writing more than just poems, and wanted to write books for everyone to enjoy. After high school she started writing adventures for her friends and gaming group on a weekly basis. She also enjoys reading, and doing what she can to support fellow aspiring authors by encouraging them daily. She is also a proud supporter of indie authors. Stephanie hopes that someday, in the future, her books will be known worldwide.
What’s your favourite part of the lifestyle of an Author?
I love being able to share my stories with the world. It’s a great thing to do what I love most.
What made you start writing?
I started writing in high school. I always had trouble reading, so my English teacher asked me to write short stories and poems instead. It’s been a passion ever since.
Is there an Author that you consider your inspiration?
Stephen King is a big inspiration. I also have many indie authors who continue to inspire me every day. Colleen Nye, Christina L. Rozelle, Aria Michaels, Echo Shea, and Marisa Oldham just to name a few.
What’s your number one tip for an aspiring Author?
Not everyone will like your book. Write what you love, and write for yourself. Ignore those who put you down. Keep your chin up, and do what you want.
What type of book do you like to read and does this differ from the genre that you prefer to write?
I like to read pretty much all genres. Dystopian and Rom Com are my favourites to read. I love to write horror/suspense most of all, because it’s a great way to release anger and frustration.
Which one of your characters would you most like to spend time with?
I would love to spend time with Officer Logan Galloway. He may be a character in my book, but he’s also my book boyfriend.
Which book do you consider a must-read?
The Giver by Lois Lowry. I enjoyed the series so much.
What’s been the hardest edit that you’ve had to make? Why did you want to keep the material in?
I don’t have a “hardest edit” Although I do hate editing with a passion, I know it must be done to make the book the best it can be.
If you could live in a book, which one would it be?
I would love to live in When in Maui by Colleen Nye. I can relate to the characters, and want to be friends with all of the main characters.
If you could pick an Author to write your biography, who would it be?
I wouldn’t want anyone to write a biography about me. My life has never really been that exciting.
No one likes a boring book…
We all know the phrase “the book is always better than the film.” Which film would you like to see remade as a book?
I don’t think I could pick one. There are so many great stories, that have not yet been told in any form that I’d rather see in a book first.
Can you sum up your life story in ten words or less?
Boring to the core, with almost no adventure.
What’s exciting you about your next project?
Right now I’m working on book 2 of my series, Escaping the Nightmare. I’m excited to continue Colleen and Logan’s story.
And finally, you have one quote to be remembered by, what is it?
Always look outside the box to find the truth in life.
You can find Stephanie’s book, Nightmare in the Shadows,
Stephanie will also be at Tulip City Author Event in Holland, MI on July 9, 2016.