young adult

Author Interview: Braxton Cosby

Welcome to my interview with novelist, Braxton A. Cosby, author of The Star-Crossed Saga and The Sect Series.

Braxton Cosby

Braxton A. Cosby is the CEO of Cosby Media Productions and is a life-long learner who loves the experience of creation and wishes to inspire others to embrace it as well. He is an award-winning novelist and health and wellness specialist who has created various series and books to inspire people to think, live, act, and love. His health care programs have helped thousands to achieve their goals and his many endeavors include various forms of entertainment from acting to screenplay development. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three girls.


Hello, Braxton,
 

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?  Right after I finished the first two chapters of Protostar. I fell in love with the challenge of creating a story and the love/hate dichotomy of weaving good characters into an awesome backdrop.

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Author Interview: Heather Hildenbrand

Welcome to my blog interview with novelist, Heather Hildenbrand, author of the Dirty Blood & Imitation series.  I recently discovered her when I was given review copies of Imitation and Deviation. I had a blast reading them and was thankful to be able to interview her.  She is witty and funny and her books are definitely worth checking out.

27Hello, Heather,

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I like the silence. No music or white noise for me. I can write that way if I have to but most of the time, I like the quiet. I guess the voices in my head are that loud.

Do you have a specific writing style?
Probably not. I’ve done such a variety. But I really like present tense, first person POV. It feels more edge-of-your-seat. I do that in my Imitation series and it amps up the tension and suspense that way. Really fun!

How did you come up with the title?
For Dirty Blood, I wanted something that got your attention, something almost violent. I don’t know, it just came to me. I think it suggests action and intrigue—at least enough to hook someone’s interest.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
For Dirty Blood, it’s that family isn’t just who you’re born related to. It’s more about the people you connect and bond with along the way. The people who are there for you when you need someone to have your back. Half of my “family” in my life have been made up of those kinds of people. I think it’s important to learn to look for those kinds of relationships in life and hang on.

How much of the book is realistic?
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