b.a.bostick was born in the mid-west and lived for may years in Northern California before moving to Northern New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Because of her travels to strange places she has come to accept that reality is a flexible construct. Bostick is an avid reader of all types of fiction, especially Urban and Paranormal Fantasy because that genre expands the concept of reality as we currently accept it, and let’s our imagination run wild.
What inspires you to write?
Writing allows me to let my imagination run wild. I can turn loose the quirky characters, both good and bad, that live in our dreams and nightmares. I can give them personalities and ambitions, make them heroes or villains. I write to entertain myself and hopefully others.
Tell us about your writing process.
Characters and ideas for potential plots just pop up in my imagination from time to time. I don't really know what's going to happen when I start writing, I don't use aids or outlines. I do think a lot about where the characters are taking me while I'm driving (probably not the safest time to daydream), and as I'm waiting to fall asleep at night. I do read and revise what I've written in the last day or week to be sure I have continuity and haven't wandered off in the wrong direction.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I absolutely listen and talk to my characters. I run a lot of dialogue in my head before and when I'm writing. My characters need to do or say things consistent with their personalities, not mine. Occasionally, we get into arguments about it.
Who are your favorite authors?
These are not necessarily fantasy writers: George E.E. Martin,Terry Pratchett, James Lee Burke, Michael Gruber, Cornelia Funke, Bernard Cornwell, John Connolly, John Sandford, C.J. Box, James L. Nelson, Naomi Novik, Janet Evanovich, Terry Mancour, Casandra Clare, etc.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to e-publish because it gave me more control of my work. It's also extremely difficult to get a traditional publisher to take your novel if you're not a top writer or have connections to recommend you. It's quite possible my books will sink without a trace, but at least it's out there and available.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think ebooks will take over publishing. This will make it harder for new authors to be recognized and read amid the sea of available downloads. Illustrated books and special categories will still be bought in paper until ebooks can publish in color.
What genres do you write?
Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
What formats are your books in?
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