About Becky Flade:
A city girl, born and bred, I set my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. I wrote my first book in kindergarten and even then, my style leaned toward suspense. In addition to being a mother and grandmother, I work as a legal professional when I'm not writing, reading, or dancing. And I am proud to tell people I make my own dreams come true…one happily ever after at a time.
What inspires you to write?
Almost anything and everything can inspire a story. In fact, my dad's dog inspired a short story about a werewolf and a reporter that grew into my first full-length book and spawned an entire romantic suspense series.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I adore Nora Roberts/JD Robb, Tami Hoag, Patricia Cornwell, Jeffrey Archer, and Agatha Christie.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is rather scattered. I normally start, very seat of the pants, pretty much following where the characters take me. But if/when I get stuck on what happens next – and it happens – I prepare an outline and a cast sheet of who's who. That usually gets me back on track and it's handy when it's time to write the synopsis.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I hate to admit this because it makes me sound like a nutcase but I'll run through both sides of a dialogue, out loud, just to hear the cadence. My mom used to worry about how often she caught me talking to myself but I think I convinced her it's okay.
What advice would you give other writers?
There's this line in the movie Throw Mama From The Train, "a writer writes." I know it sounds trite, but it's great advice. I give it to myself all the time. Just write. Never stop.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It happened on a lark. My brother suggested I check out Twitter and within minutes of starting my Twitter account happened across a #TwitPitch and the rest, as they say, is history.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The advent of eReaders rocked the publishing industry and opened many doors for authors who would normally not be heard. Unfortunately it also flooded the market. I think as traditional and electronic markets find a happy medium, the future of book publishing is bright and hopeful.
What genres do you write?: Romantic Suspense
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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