#WOTR23 #attendingauthor #spotlight – Audrey Simmons

Audrey Simmons

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi my name is Audrey. I write YA high fantasy and dystopian scifi (always with a thread of romance) and under a pen name I’ll be publishing steamy fantasy romance. I really like to focus on the characters and how they’re dealing with the chaos of their lives. The more angst the better. I also love world building and creating interesting magic systems. When I’m not writing, I’m making art, playing games, or reading.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I only have one book out, the first in a series, and I’m working on the second at the moment. Right now the second one definitely feels harder but the first one took so much more time because not only was I writing the story but I was building the world and figuring out the characters.

 Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Take breaks both from writing and social media. It can be easy to fall prey to comparing yourself to others. Everyone is at their own place in their writing journey so it’s best to compare yourself only to yourself.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I try to spend at least an hour writing every day but some days I write the whole day. Though in the past I was more of a sporadic writer.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

My favorite right now is one from a steamy series that will be under a pen name so I’ll talk about one from Child of the Moon instead. Hemi is my favorite character in that series. He’s just a lot of fun and very easy going. He keeps his head on in stressful situations and always has his friends backs.

What is your definition of success?

Success was publishing a book and I’ve done that. Now I guess success will be finishing the series and getting it out there.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

I’m really excited for the chance to be at Writers on the River ^_^ I’ve been a table buddy the past two events and it’s a blast.

What are your social links?

Twitter: twitter.com/AuthorAudreyS

Amazon author page: amazon.com/Audrey-Simmons/e/B09W5XSG55

Facebook: facebook.com/authorAudreySimmons/

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2023?

They are available starting November 4th at Writersontheriver.com

$45 VIP sell out quickly – 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included.

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party.

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

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