About Barbara A Martin:
Barbara A Martin has four passions in life. They are reading, writing, watching old 30s to 50s black and white movies and caring for her four rescue animals. She spent her working life in the healthcare and corporate business worlds. In 2009, she retired to become an indie author who writes cozy mystery stories. Her current projects are the book series, Bodies Everywhere, “clean” reads (no profanity, graphic violence or explicit sex); and website business, FolksTalesThings, where other “clean” indie authors can promote their work.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration comes from all the mystery stories I read over the years. I started with Nancy Drew and eventually focused on Agatha Christie. Cozy mysteries give people an opportunity to escape from the realities of life, without the shock and upset of real life crime.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’ve tried so many times to outline my stories, but my characters usually disagree with the outline. I am able to pre-orchestrate specific scenes between my main characters though.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I am constantly having conversations with my characters, especially the main ones. They have some very good suggestions.
What advice would you give other writers?
Listen to experts who are farther along in the process than you are. There are some truly excellent books on the market about all aspects of writing, editing, publishing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My nephew told be about CreateSpace when he put out a travel guide for Christians traveling abroad.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I firmly believe in indie authorship and see that as the leading industry in the near future.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: cozy mysteries
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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