(All available on Kindle Vella.)
"I love to read as much as I love to write. Got a book you wanna discuss? Let's talk about it!"
"I've heard one could live without writing...but I don't wanna take that chance."
"Take a break from your world...visit for a while in mine. Come often. Stay for a spell."
I was asked how I termed my writing style. At first I had to say I didn't know...I just like to write, period. But then I gave it some thought. If I had to give it a style, I'd say "speculative fiction'.
I'll have a story idea in my head, then allow the fleshing out to begin. I'll start thinking of a fight sequence or dramatic scene...then ask the "what lead up to this" question? I'll form several reasons, then choose the one with the most plausibility. One that makes the reader think, "Well, in theory, I guess that could happen...if..."
To me, that makes for some of the best sci-fi/fantasy storylines. The ones that make you say, "Well, if the conditions are right and such and such and whatnot and stuff." What was the motivation behind the action? Why did he/she do this/that? That gets into character development. Because when the reader starts looking at your character less like a character and more like a person, that's when the magic happens!
"For me, writing is more a passion than a business. A form of expression. My thoughts given form, conveyed the way I want. I truly hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them."
So, I did a thing. To learn the audiobook process, I wrote a story expressly for audio. It's based on a character from my Adrian's Children series (which is soon to be available again). Being educated on the process was truly a worthwhile experience.
Currently available on Audible, I now present Natalia: Blood Secrets.