Hello there Creators,
Another Saturday is here and we have author Audrey Walker here with us today! What an aspiring woman! Read on to find out why! As always, I love interviewing fellow authors. Audrey writes in the Thriller, Mystery, and Suspense genre. I have a love for this genre due to picking up Agatha Christie when I was a little girl so I am super excited that Audrey wanted to do an interview.
Let’s get this show on the road and get this interview going!
(If your’re new to the blog. I ask some writing questions along with get to the know author questions have a question for the author- totally ask away in the comments!)
What inspired you to start writing?
Loved reading and diving into other worlds since I was a child.
When did you decide that you wanted to publish your first story?
Last year, after 2 miscarriages, I’ve started writing (I guess to distract myself from the pain I had). I figured out that I wasn’t that bad at it. My husband encouraged me to publish them, so here I am 🙂
Describe your writing space.
My favourite place is in the nature, under a tree with a lake view 🙂
How do you do research for your books?
It depends what I write about and if I have connections to people in a certain field. If not, then mainly internet. Nowadays, you can find anything there.
What motivates you to keep writing?
At the moment, I don’t have much time to read books which are not work related. So therefore, it brings me joy to dive into my own world and keep creating.
Writing can be emotionally draining and sometimes stressful- particularly when stepping into the publishing realm of things. Any tips to share for the aspiring writers out there?
Learning never stops, so I’m still learning myself. 🙂 But what I have found important so far is being patient and to never give up on yourself.
Tell me about the books you write.
The books I have published so far are short stories in the Thriller, Mystery, Suspense genre. The main character is a female detective working for LAPD. Shelby Griffin is a unique and intriguing character. She is protecting LA as much as she can although she hates the city. Without saying too much, there is not much time to breath while reading the books as it’s quite fast-paced. 😉
How many books have you written so far? Are you in any anthologies? Which book has been your favorite to write? If you have a one that is. 🙂
So far, I have written 7 short story books. My favorite writing was Sleepless Hunt.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? Why are they your favorite? Are they the main character? Tell us about them.
It’s difficult to say who is my favorite character. They all are somehow special. I had a lot of fun though writing about the vigilante in my first books it’s not clear if he is a good or bad guy. I found it interesting creating his character full with twists.
Tell us about your latest writing project
Right now, I continue writing about the Shelby Griffin Series, but I’m changing the style a little bit. The first 5-book-series (the last one, Sleepless Shelby, I just released last Wednesday) consists of fast-paced short stories. My current writing project will be still short stories but a bit longer than the first ones. I’m curious to see what my readers think about them!
Let’s get to know a bit more about you. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Right now, I’m on parental leave and I’m enjoying my time with my 4-month-old little girl. Other than that, I love traveling and hanging out with friends 🙂
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Happy, loving, patient.
If it were possible to have your favorite season all year long what season would it be?
Why did you choose that particular season?
Full of beautiful flowers, sunny, warm.
What songs/ music are on your playlist?
Andy Grammer – Don’t give up on me.
What is your favorite food?
Who is your favorite author and why?
Lucinda Riley – writes interesting and nice stories and brings me in a different world.
What are you reading right now?
Lucinda Riley – Moon Sister.
What is one thing your readers don’t know about you?
I work as a child and youth psychiatrist.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Thank you for joining me on my blog today. Is there anything else you’d like to say before we head on out?
Thank you for having me!
And thank you Audrey for joining us.