About Eugenia Chu:
Eugenia Chu is an attorney, turned stay-at-home mom, turned writer. She is a first generation Chinese-American and lives in Miami with her husband and son, Brandon, who is the inspiration for her stories. When Brandon was very little, the author couldn't find children's storybooks to read to him which touched upon Chinese culture and which included some Chinese (Mandarin) words to teach and/or reinforce his Chinese vocabulary, so she started writing her own.
What inspires you to write?
My son, Brandon, inspires me to write! I write stories I think he will like!
Tell us about your writing process.
I don't have a specific writing process. I write when the inspiration hits! I usually just start writing, make notes where I need to come back to fill in detail and then edit later. I usually write early in the day or late at night while my son is sleeping (like right now – it's midnight!). And I like to write in my pajamas!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My main character is based on my son, Brandon – so, yes! I listen and talk to him all the time!
What advice would you give other writers?
My advise to other writers is to just sit down and write! Don't worry about form or how it looks or sounds initially. Just get your ideas on paper. You can always go back to add, change or fix. Also, write what you are passionate about. That's what makes writing fun!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went with a hybrid publisher. There were too many restrictions with a traditional publisher. I also did not want to be told how to write! But I did not know how to completely self-publish on my own. Next time, I will probably self-publish on my own, unless I find a traditional publisher who won't limit me! New authors should definitely explore both options. The one huge bonus with going with a traditional publisher is their help with marketing the book. I had no idea it was so time consuming and difficult!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing is Amazon!
What genres do you write?: I write children's books.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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