About Amanda Feyerbend:
Amanda Feyerbend [Fire-bend] is a Georgia native who grew up and still lives just outside of Atlanta with her husband and two cats. She earned a BS in biology, a minor in film studies, and took quite a few criminal justice classes. Wanting to share her ideas with the world, she transformed her screenplay, Endless Evil, into a novel and published it February 2014. Since then, Amanda has written several novels and is currently at work on her next book.
What inspires you to write?
A little bit of everything: dreams, what I see around me as I'm out and about, conversations with people, and things I see on TV or read in books. A lot of my books have started with the tiniest of ideas that morphed into a full novel.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner are my two favorite authors. I also like Meg Gardiner, Jo Nesbo, Robert Galbraith, Tami Hoag, CJ Box, and Robert Dugoni.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do a little bit of plotting, but most of what I do is by the seat of my pants. I take a lot of notes as I'm writing to keep everything straight. What I do outline, I use bullet points in a word document. Pretty basic.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, all the time. Sometimes I get ideas for characters from events in a dream. If I get in a tight spot while writing, I'll sometimes talk to my characters and ask them where we're going from here.
What advice would you give other writers?
Stick with it. There will be times when it seems like you will never get there. Writing is an uphill struggle, especially the things outside of writing that we have to do (marketing, social media, etc.). The reward is worth it, though, when a reader tells you how much they loved your book.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did some research and took advice from other authors I'd met on social media. Self-publishing allowed me to jump into the publishing process at my own pace, and I've learned as I went along.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm not sure where things will go. Trends with ebooks have risen and fallen over the years, so who knows where it might be in the future. I do expect, though, that ebooks will remain big sellers with most authors.
What genres do you write?: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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