Author Interviews are a good way to learn more about the people behind the words of some of the best in indie entertainment and I have had a blast being able to introduce so many. My guest today is a young lady I met on Facebook and I appreciate her for making the connection. I had the honor of promoting her novel last week and this week she is honoring me with an interview. So here is a big welcome to author Hannah Spivey.
I’ve been writing seriously for a little over three years now.
What was your life like before becoming an author?
I was the working average person. I was also a student who wasn’t content with my life.
Who or what inspired you to write?
My circumstances and my love for fiction are what inspired me to write. I find Kimberla Lawson Roby, Tracy Brown, and Mary Monroe are incredible authors.
Do you have a specific writing style or genre?
I don’t like to put myself in a box, but I’ll say I’ll be classified as an urban fiction writer. However, I’m not your typical urban/contemporary fiction writer. So, I don’t want to put myself in a category. My writing style is very descriptive.
Tell me about your latest book? What’s it about?
“Ebony The Beloved”
My novel is entitled, “Ebony the Beloved”. It’s about a girl named, Ebony who’s been through more phases of abuse than Celie from Color Purple and Precious put together.
What was your favorite part of the book to write?
The dialogue because it allows me to engage with the characters I create.
What was the hardest part to write?
What do you find most rewarding in writing a book?
Being able to make everything flow smoothly in the book and to be highly recognized for writing an incredible literary piece.
Do you have any other books complete or in progress?
Yes, I’m currently penning my second novel “The Bold and the Ugly Truth” which should be released before the summer.
What are your future plans in regards to writing?
I plan to write a lot of books and build an astonishing sized fan base.
Are you listed on the major social networks like facebook, twitter, goodreads, etc…
People can find me on Twitter @Bossladywriter, Facebook – Hannah Bossladywriter Spivey, Facebook Fan page – Hannah Dorothy Spivey
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
Do your homework and always perfect your writing craft. Also, you must acquire a skill in marketing and promoting of your book because the publishing business is oversaturated with writers. It is must easier to write and publish a book than it is to market a book. It is our responsibility as writers to stand out from one another or we’ll go unnoticed.
Outside of writing, what is your most favorite thing to do and why?
I surf the net and read books because they correlate with what I do as a writer. I get my ideas from other writers and real life. So that’s how I stay inspired as an author.
Anything else you would like to add for future fans and friends?
I’ll be releasing more books and MANY MORE books. The Sequel to “Ebony the Beloved” is coming soon as well as “House of the Misfits”. In the interim, purchase your copy of “Ebony the Beloved”. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and Books-A-Million. It is a read like no other. Get your copy today. I assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Thanks a million!
Thank you, Hannah. You are very welcome to be featured here anytime. Thank you for sharing your story and book information. Best wishes to a super successful writing future.