About Kristi Bradley:
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she disappeared into parts unknown after a brief marriage to a wanna-be-crime lord, lived under an alias while gaining self-defense and weapons training, only to re-emerge as a seemingly normal wife, mother of three, step-mother of one, grandmother of three, owned by three dogs and three cats, lots of threes to thwart questions about her suspicious past. She performs the duties of President for Malice in Memphis Mystery Writers Group and writes and paints her own versions of reality. You can find her short stories Murder in Midtown and Voodoo Village in the anthology Bluff City Mysteries published by Dark Oak Press. Another Bluff City anthology is in the works in which her ghost stories Rainbow Lake and A Haunting in Midtown will appear. Her short story Un-a-Were has been accepted for publication in the Carpe Noctem: Truly, Madly, Deeply anthology to be released in 2016 by Charon Coin Press, and her first full-length novel, the paranormal romantic suspense Mysta is available as of August 9, 2016 released by Dark Oak Press. She’d appreciate it if you would give her author page a LIKE on Facebook. She’d hate to have to hunt you down…
What inspires you to write?
I like to tell stories. I’ve always had an overactive imagination. Writing quiets the voices in my head.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a pantser, not a plotter. I have a general concept in mind when I start, but find the writing flows better if I let the story take me where it will. I’m usually surprised by the outcome myself. My main characters come to life in my head before I begin, then the secondary characters create themselves as we go.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. If I don’t, the story doesn’t flow and becomes hard to write. There are scenes that get totally dumped because it wasn’t what the character dictated.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing and writing, and writing. Join a writer’s group with published authors within the membership whether online or in person. Their knowledge is immeasurable to the new writer. The goal of a good group should be the betterment of member’s writing and motivation toward publication.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published through a local small press. Someone within my writers group got me involved with the local SciFi/Fantasy Convention in town that had a writer’s conference. I made many great contacts. It’s all about networking. Then I queried, they liked, and here we are.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Publishing is changing. Electronic books are getting more and more popular, but I don’t foresee the printed word disappearing anytime soon.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense, Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Kristi Bradley Page On Amazon
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