M. Peters has been writing stories since she was a little girl. Since she met her wife in 1999, they have truly begun to come to life. Undisclosed Desires is her first published work, though she has been editing novels for up-and-coming authors across a wide spectrum of genres for the last eight years. She and her wife, who were high-school sweethearts, live in Florida with their two cats. She has recently entered the world of Twitter, and can be followed here while she works on her newest novel: https://twitter.com/MPetersDesires, or like her on Facebook, to read snippets of her upcoming novel here: https://www.facebook.com/MPeters2183
Her website is available here, where you can link up with Amazon to buy her first book as well as read excerpts from her newest works in progress! http://mo8832.wix.com/undiscloseddesires#!home/mainPage
Her GoodReads Page is available here: goodreads.com/work/editions/21442130-undisclosed-desires
What inspires you to write?
Everything. Music, the way the wind blows over the grass or through the trees, the sound of conversation, movies – there’s a story in everything, and I think authors are given their talents in order to find these stories.
Tell us about your writing process.
I HAVE to have music, and the music has to be orchestral, instrumental pieces. IF the music has words, it’s got to be in a language about which I know nothing at all, or I end up singing along instead of writing – or, worse, typing the words I’m singing on to the page instead of the story! I’m definitely a ‘pantser’ – I write as the inspiration comes. I LOVE the old exercise of being given a sentence or a paragraph and going from there, but as I’ve said above, everything inspires my writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh, I definitely let my characters have their way with the storyline – for the most part. If it’s REALLY headed to a place I don’t feel I want to explore, I’ll open a new document, write the scene the way it’s going, and then go back to the main document and start again, to see if I can form a compromise between the two.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never, ever take a review – good or bad – to heart. They’re opinions. Great reviews are WONDERFUL – but bad reviews can shape us as writers, as well.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A dear friend of mine who has since passed beyond the Veil heard about places where one could ‘self-publish’, so I decided to look into it. Amazon’s KDP has worked all right for me so far, but I’m thinking I should branch out to other markets like OmniLit and the like, soon.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Readers drive it – so long as there are audiences for stories, there will be a reason to keep on writing. E-Books are certainly enjoying a heyday, and I’ve heard audiobooks are all the rage, too, but I don’t keep up with all that. I just write.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Thriller, Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult Romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
Link To Author Page On Amazon