About Audrey Flynn:
As a rock singer Audrey has toured with the likes of Bryan Adams and Roxette. As a magazine writer she penned columns for ELLE magazine and Cosmopolitan and published a best-selling memoir. She has had a lifelong love affair with spicy romances and classic whodunits. Based in the turbulent city of Johannesburg she shares her home with her highly -strung husband and two ridiculously awesome kids.
Since moving from Canada to South Africa as a child she has been entranced with the people and landscapes of this magnificent part of the world. Serving up steamy African themed romances is far more exciting than the school run and Audrey is happiest on safari, at sunset with a Gin & Tonic in hand.
Audrey loves interacting with readers via Facebook and Instagram. She doesn’t mind being contacted as Audrey Flynn or as she is also known; Nadine Raal.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by the magnificent wild spaces of Africa, where I live. I like romance with a good dollop of suspense and action. I love atmosphere and draw inspiration from the classics; Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca or Agatha Christie.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don't write my books in chapters. I write in scenes, like a movie. Imagining the entire book that way keeps the action going, as every scene must either advance plot or character. I plot out about 35 scenes playing close attention to the narrative arc and then begin writing. I do not write without a plan, that's when you get into trouble.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't talk to them but imagine them talking to each other.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be very clear of your genre before you begin writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I sent them off to publishers and went with the company that wanted me and my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think publishing is becoming more inclusive and there is a greater variety of books then ever before. It is a crowded marketplace however, if you are an author.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: romance, romantic suspense, romantic adventure
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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