About Audrey Flynn:
I moved from Canada to South Africa as a child and I call Johannesburg home. The wild spaces of the Southern African landscape are the backdrop for my books. I write spicy romances with plenty of suspense. I am happiest on safari, at sunset, with a well-made Gin and Tonic in hand.
What inspires you to write?
The heady mix of cultures and languages of South Africa are my inspiration.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
If I'm in the mood to be really scared I enjoy Rachel Caine. I consider Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca to be an absolute masterpiece. I love Victoria Holt and Claire Mackintosh. I always enjoy Stephen King; the master of horror, who writes women and children better than any male author I know.
Tell us about your writing process.
The story idea comes quickly, I then write the story structure as a series of scenes. I number the scenes and each one must be visible in my mind. I write my first draft in long hand in a notebook. I find the handwriting process improves my creativity. I feel like I am painting with words rather than merely slogging away at a book!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't talk to my characters but I am notorious for talking to myself! Especially so when I am writing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writing can be a lonely business, so try and make it less so. You must have a community of writers in order to sustain yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I sent my first book out to many publishers and I landed with a contract. I was very lucky.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It's never been easier to get a book out here. It's never been harder to get noticed. I think that quality will become ever more important and readers will want trusted review sources.
What genres do you write?: contemporary romance, romantic suspense
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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