Sydney Arrison began writing at a very early age. While a freshman in college her English professor encouraged her to pursue writing as a career. She was a reporter for the independent press and is currently working on her third novel. Her follow- up to “My Heart In Seoul, “Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky” is due out this fall.
The world I live in is diverse and inclusive and I would like that reflected in my writing. In my perspective there are no limitations when it comes to love and relationships.
Sydney loves to hike, bike and play badminton when she isn’t writing.
She resides in New York with her husband and two children.
What inspires you to write?
I wanted the central characters in “My Heart In Seoul” to be “multiracial. The world I live in is diverse and inclusive and I wanted that reflected in the book. In my perspective there are no limitations when it comes to love and relationships.
Tell us about your writing process.
I just go with the flow. I’ll have a story in my head and I’ll try my best to write it, the way I’ve envisioned it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to feel what they’re supposed to be feeling.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t write based on trends, for fame or fortune. Write because you have a story to tell, a story to share.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The book was first published by a publisher. I wasn’t happy with a lot of the stuff that was going on there, so I asked to be released from my contract. A few weeks later the company went out of business. The publisher hasn’t paid any of the authors who were under contract with her their royalties.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m hopeful that we are going to hear some very talented voices.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, romance, non-fiction
What formats are your books in?