Today I’m welcoming Linzé to Inside These Lines. Linzé is another wonderful SA author who’ll be a Speaker at #ROSACon2015. She’s an online marketing expert and in her session at the conference she will be sharing tips and advice for authors on how to get their books seen, from making use of social media to building a website. I’m so happy to have her on today. So without further introduction, meet Linzé *smile*
1. Tell me a bit about yourself.
I am a trained engineer in two specialist fields. I always wanted to be self-employed and had my own consulting business for ten years before it was closed down due to economic reasons. Since then I have been working as a senior project manager in the military industry, although my vision remains to be self-employed. To this end, a friend and I started a publishing company and now I am working towards achieving my two biggest dreams: being self-employed once more and writing full time.
2. What inspires you to write?
There is not one specific thing, but I find that if I keep an open mind, ideas for stories come from practically everywhere. Some stories started from a dream I had, others were inspired by a conversation I had with someone, or just a ‘what if’ thought that crossed my mind.
I find that doing other creative activities also helps a lot, especially when my mind is overtired.
3. What project are you most excited about right now?
I have two projects going that is keeping me on a perpetual high. The first is my next novel, Michael’s Mystery, which will be published later this year. It is the third book in my fantasy romance series, The Nations of Peace.
The second is a non-fiction project entitled, Indie Author: the Good, the Bad and the Hard Work. It is aimed to teach writers what is required to be an indie author. The book is actually the manual for a course to teach people what they need to know about a writer’s life. It covers everything, except the writing itself. There are many good courses and books out there, so there is no need to reinvent the wheel.
The manual and its workbook will be available in early 2016.
4. Which authors are you currently hooked on? Any recommendations.
As a romance writer, I love reading romance, but I also love murder mysteries. I am currently working through the Hamish MacBeth series by MC Beaton and The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun.
5. If one of your books could be made into a movie, which one? And why?
The Cutting Horizon would make a great movie, I think. It is a story about a marriage in trouble.
It is not loaded with action or sex scenes, or even romance, but it is a tense character driven story where you are never sure if the characters want to remain together or not.
*Thank you Linzé!*
Bryce Sinclair was about to cheat on his wife, while she was contemplating packing her bags. It would take a car accident, a thunderstorm and being house bound together for them to have a serious look at themselves and their marriage. There were no guarantees in marriage, but there was a question that they both needed to answer: do we want this marriage to work?
Where you can find Linzé:
Blog (Butterfly on a Broomstick) http://www.linzebrandon.blogspot.com
FB author page http://www.facebook.com/LinzeBrandonAuthor