WOTR23 #AttendingAuthor #authorSpotlight – Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hey howdy hey, I’m Brandy Slaven. I love taking hikes in the mountains and walking on the beach every chance I get. Reading has always been one of my favorite things to do and one day when I couldn’t find the story I wanted to read, I wrote it. My current works are all reverse harem because I got addicted to the genre and can’t seem to stop. Eventually, I plan on branching out into some of my other favs such as horror and post apocalypse. Really though, I’m just a girl from small town Tennessee living her dream!

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

Personally, I feel continuing a series is harder than starting it. Either readers love the first book and there’s pressure to make the second even better, or the readers hate the first book and you lose motivation to keep working on it.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

It’s easiest for me if I treat my characters like people I know. So I typically don’t see them in make believe situations. More like they’re friends telling me their story and I’m recalling it for my readers.

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

Don’t give up! Even on the hardest of days! Keep pushing forward!

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

It varies, so it could be anywhere between 2-8 hours a day.

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

Mel from my Lady of Darkness Series will always be a favorite because she was my very first and gave me enough confidence to keep writing. I will, however, say that Kendall from my White Trash Trilogy is right up there with her. I connected with Kendall so well that it felt like we were old friends.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

I would love to see Reviving Kendall made into a movie! If I got to choose the actors? Let’s see, for Kendall it’d be Lily Collins, Teagan would be Joshua Eady, Lucas would be Liam Payne, Maverick would be KJ Apa, and Goose would be a young Chris Pratt.

What is your definition of success?

When a person sets a big goal for themselves and sees it through.

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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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