Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Blog Tour Interview and Giveaway: Whispering Woods by @Brinda_Berry

Today we're joining the Whispering Woods blog tour by interviewing author Brinda Berry. Let's get to know Brinda and find out more about her young adult paranormal thrillers. Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter at the end of the interview.

Welcome to We Do Write, Brinda. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! Well, I love to write fantasy, romance, and intrigue. If I can wrap all that into one story, I’m satisfied. I write YA, NA, and adult books. I’m obsessed with good books, fine chocolate, and Scottish accents.

I'm obsessed with those things too! *fist bump* How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I was a kid, but I got serious about it five years ago.

Tell us about the Whispering Woods series. What’s the story about?

The series is about a seventeen-year-old girl who discovers an ability to sense dimensional portals. Lucky for her, the dimensions also introduce her to a couple of swoonworthy guys. Unlucky for her, romance is never easy and interdimensional politics can be deadly.

How did the idea of the story come to you?

I listened to a podcast about synesthesia, a sensory overlap condition. I was blown away by all the mysteries of it and what we may not know yet. I wondered what would happen if a girl could sense a lot more than we normally sense in the world.

Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?

I have critique partners and beta readers. Most of my critique partners at this point (since Book 3 of the series) are part of the gang. It’s a group of talented writers who all critique for each other.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a Plotster—blend of the two. It’s taken a while to get comfortable with what works best for me.

What’s the hardest part of writing for you?

Editing. I’d rather scrub toilets than edit. But like cleaning toilets, it has to be done or you end up with a nasty product.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

I guess eating all I want and not gaining weight doesn’t qualify…OH, WAIT. I just thought of one. I want to be able to jump into some of my favorite books and hang out with those characters. Fictiongirl.

Sounds cool to me! What's the weirdest thing you've googled?

Like most writers, I’ve googled things I don’t want to admit. Most of those things involve techniques for murder.

Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ...

reading or listening to an audiobook. I have a day job and drive a couple of hours a day. I listen to a lot of books.

Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.

I dedicated Watcher of Worlds to my husband. He doesn’t hear enough thanks from me. Yesterday, he bought groceries and did all the household errands so I could write all day. Also, my readers rock. Sometimes a reader sends me a note about a story and how much he or she liked it. Then, I remember why I do this.

And finally, where can people find you and your books online?

You can find me online at the following sites:

You can find my books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Book Depository, and many other online stores.

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Giselle said...

"I’d rather scrub toilets than edit." haha I so feel the same about just re-reading reviews to check for typos I would so hate editing! But it must feel even better once it's done! :) Great post, ladies!

Unknown said...

I thought dating was complicated these days but interdimensional romances takes the cake.

Brinda said...

Thanks for hosting me on my blog tour! Happy reading. :)

SStokes said...

I don't know...eating all you want without gaining any weigh sounds like a pretty amazing super power to me. ;-) But then again I'm two weeks away from having to wear a bathing suit, so there's that. O_O Thanks for the fun interview!