Megan Peters was born in Florida, and regularly enthralled the schoolyard as a child by spinning tales. When she was a teenager, she began to write the stories down, and when she joined up with National Novel Writing Month for the first time in 2008, she knew she wanted to fulfill her dream of being an author. On Christmas Day, 2012, she did just that – and is now working on the sequels to THE HAWK PRINCE.
What inspires you to write?
Breathing! I’ve always got stories floating around in my head – a song played on the radio might stir something, or a walk in the woods might bring something to life. Even meeting someone at my work who has an interesting name has been known to spur stories.
Tell us about your writing process.
I just write – the bug bites me and I write anywhere, anytime – even on scraps of paper at work.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Listening and talking to my characters is one of the best ways, I think, to stay inspired.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write for YOU. There’s lots of people willing to give advice out there about how to write, but there’s no how-to novel that will tell you how to write. Just do it – and you do not have to write every day to be an awesome writer. Just let the inspiration come, and the words will be there for you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My fiancée learned about KDP while she was doing an editing stint for other indie authors and when she told me about Amazon’s program, I knew that was where I wanted to place my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think e-books are the wave of the future. I’ve also been hearing a lot about audio books. But there’s nothing that can take the place, in my opinion, of a solid book held in your hands.
What do you use?
Co-writer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
YA fantasy, adult fantasy, horror, thriller
What formats are your books in?