I recently interviewed author, Luke Brown.
Q: Tell us about your experience as a bestselling author?
Luke Brown: Thanks for the opportunity to share myself as a unique author. Technically, I don’t consider myself as a bestselling author in the true sense of the term, but I hope to be one officially in a few days. I strive to be unique and go where no other writer has ever gone. As a matter of fact, I truly consider myself to be an inventor first and a writer next. Therefore writing, to me, is just another tool of invention that I use to expand the borders and boundaries of creative fiction. I do this by trying to please everyone by attempting to cover all major genres with one story (The Non-Silence of the LAMB), two at most (TWISTED FATE).
Q: Can you give us any spoilers for your upcoming releases?
Luke Brown: Any spoilers for upcoming releases? We are currently working on our third version of TWISTED FATE. It’s called, Connectivity. We have rearranged the story so it may have a more dramatic beginning and ending. However, it is the same story as TWISTED FATE but it is more politically correct, so to speak. I am currently testing a rough sample of it in the Kindle store. I hope to get some valuable feedback at which time, I will make it available in its paperback form, hopefully in a few weeks. Official release date is set to be in mid-March.
Q: What advice might you give beginning writers especially for those interested in writing in your specific genre/genres?
Luke Brown: Be yourself. Be true to who you are as a person and your writing will be unique. Don’t try to be anyone else. In a very competitive market, your true uniqueness is what makes the difference.
Q: Tell us about your experience with marketing books. What works and what doesn’t?
My experience with marketing my books. My real uniqueness is my ability to be non-genre specific. I use one story, two at worst, to cover many different genres. I now learn, regrettably, why no one else attempts this seemingly impossible task. I would not recommend it to new authors who are concerned about a small marketing budget. It can be a very challenging and expensive venture, especially when it comes to marketing. In my case, I have to spread myself out wide in order to meet the difficult demands in pleasing everyone. For example, I myself, cover the more racy general adult market. Berthalicia covers the Latin, children, and religious market. Patecia covers the African American market and Janet covers the white British American romance market.