G.X. Chen is a freelancer who lives in Boston (both of her mystery novels are based in Boston); permanently moved from China to the US after Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Previously published books include The Mystery of Revenge (a mystery novel) and Forget Me Not: A Love Story of the East (a historic fiction/romance) and several other novels in Chinese.
What inspires you to write?
Stories that I want to tell, opinions that I want to express – I could be opinionated as my daughter keeps telling me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to make up a story and then change it according to how I feel when I’m writing it. I tend to make it more realistic than fanciful. For mystery novels, I need a good plot so I can make up the rest.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing if you have a good story or stories to tell.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because I want the flexibility to set the price, do a promotion and have the total control over my product; also urged by my daughter who told me I should set the price ultra low for the young people her age who love to read but don’t have money to spend on expensive books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
eBooks will outsell the paperbacks and more and more authors will choose self publishing.
What genres do you write?
Mystery, fiction, romance.
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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