**Author Peek** Interview with DeAnna Browne
Some sacrifices cost more than death…
Thirty years ago, dark magicians unleashed new power on the earth fueled by demons. Governments toppled, millions died and magicians ended up on top of the food chain.
Twenty-four-year-old Becca survives these dangerous times by relying on her wits, her fists, and the limited goodwill of her boss, a local crime lord. When news comes of a fire back home and the family she left behind dead, she realizes her dark past has finally caught up to her.
On the hunt for her missing sister, she must rely on Darion, a treacherous ex-boyfriend with ties to the local coven for back-up. Problem is he’s a pyromancer that can’t be trusted, especially with her heart. Becca’s forced to navigate a dangerous web of deceit and must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save her sister.
1. How did you get started writing?
I’ve loved writing poems and short stories since I was young. After I had my first child, I stayed home with her and my imagination took off. I wrote her songs and stories, and soon discovered I found my passion.
2. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write in several genres, but mainly science-fiction and fantasy. I love the idea of “what if”. What if magic was real? Or I accidentally adopted a child who turned into a dragon? The ideas keep the wheels turning long into the night.
3. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I’m notorious for day dreaming and plotting in the car. I drive a lot and end up constantly thinking about my characters. I usually snap back to reality a couple miles past my turn.
4. What is your favorite part of writing?
5. What is your least favorite part of writing?
6. Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Who would they be and why?
Will Smith and Amy Poehler because they seem like a lot of fun and I love to laugh.
7. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Usually from everyday life. I fixate on a question or idea, and then I play with it until it grows into something bigger.
8. Tell me about your ideal reader.
Someone who gets lost in the story and enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
9. What is your “go to” routine that helps you get in the mood to write? Special beverage? Music? Etc.
I turn on Pandora. The station varies depending on my mood, but Florence and the Machine is go-to. Then, I grab a cup of Crio Bru. It’s roasted cocoa beans you brew like coffee. I’m in love with it. That’s my perfect writing setup.
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
Book two in my series, Unholy Sundering, comes out in the Fall 2018 with Black Opal Books. I also have a new YA sci-fi, HOOKED that should be coming out in 2018.
Links to DeAnna’s website, blog, books, etc.
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