As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!
What is the first thing people should know about you?
I absolutely love all things sparkly!
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Contemporary romance with a LOT of emotion.
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I never know what I’m about to write until I actually sit down and start typing! Sometimes I’m just as surprised as everyone else by where my stories go!
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Rock Your World. It was my first novel and it’s my baby! I just love the relationship between Abbie and Jake.
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
Purple Orchids by Samantha Christy. I just think it’s so heartfelt and can’t help but get swept up in their story!
Was there a book you wrote that broke you and made you feel like you’d never write again?
I think I feel this way about every book I write! I get very emotionally invested!
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
I often listen to music when I plot, it helps me create the right mood and get the ideas flowing but I actually write in silence when it comes to getting words down on paper.
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
Tidy. I’m a bit of a neat freak!
Who or what inspires you as a writer?
I was originally inspired by TL Swan, who helped aspiring writers by creating videos during lockdown to give them tips and advice on how to achieve their dream of writing books. I now belong to a wonderfully supportive group of authors known as the Cygnets who all came together in the same way.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
I’m definitely an introvert until I feel comfortable then swing the other way to more of an extrovert.
The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
The incredibly supportive writing community. I have always been blown away by how friendly and helpful everyone always is and the lack of judgement.
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
Focus on the writing and block out all the background noise. It’s easy to get bogged down worrying about if you’re doing enough to promote yourself on social media and whether you’re keeping up with current trends. Just write the books you want to write and make them the best you’re capable of…the rest will come in time if you have quality content.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
If you could live inside any fictional world, where would that be?
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
At my dining room table with a blanket and a cup of tea! (Oh and usually a bag of Revels!)
When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
I would like to think I’d have at least written everything on my ideas list which is currently sat at another 12 books in addition to the 4 already published!
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
I changed my mind a lot, I wanted to be a vet, a teacher, a wedding planner, all sorts!
If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
Writing is still my side gig currently but fingers crossed one day I’ll be writing full time and someone can tell me to get a proper job!
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
My alpha reader Patricia and my fellow author friends, BJ Alpha and Nikila Rose.
BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
There are elements of Rock Your World that are based on real-life experience but I’ll never tell which bits! 😉
Thank you so much for your time, Ms Crowhurst! To find out more click the icon below!
If you want to meet B Crowhurst amongst others, join us! Authors at the Armouries is about inspiration for all!