Thank you for joining us for this
interview today, Miranda Bridges. I know you're very busy with the
newest release 'Chosen by a Beast. So let's get to this so you can get
back to meeting with your other fans.
Gina: Why did you become an author?
Miranda: I had a story idea and it wouldn’t leave me alone. When I realized I could self-publish I wanted to give writing a try to supplement the household income.
Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Miranda: Romance: Sci-fi, paranormal/regency, and historical.
Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Miranda: The Disney show Gargoyles from the 1990s. I used to watch it as a kid and I wanted to model a hero in my book after Goliath.
Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Miranda: Such a panster. I hate it and I want to plot so that I can increase my word count significantly.
Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when your writing?
Miranda: I have to listen to instrumental music every time, without fail. It inspires me.
Gina: Have you had any setbacks becoming an author yourself?
Miranda: Does a failed series count? haha. I love my Paranormal/Regency books, but there’s not a large enough market for them.
Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Miranda: Get a trusted critique partner so you can improve your writing skills.
Find something in the market that you love and write it (if you want to make money; if not, write whatever you want.)
Don’t give up, but be willing to look at yourself, your books, and your marketing with an impartial view. Adjust and move on.
Gina: What is some of the best advice or inspiration you have received from another author?
Miranda: I was told that I was being used as an author’s AMS keyword and this person was doing ridiculously well in my subgenre. Also, I saw someone’s addcopy say: Like Miranda Bridges? Then you’ll love…
Those were the two biggest compliments and they still make me smile.
Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Miranda: I want to be a 6 figure author in 2020, produce 10-12 books, and attend 1-2 writer’s conferences.
Gina: How do you want readers to see your work?
Miranda: As something enjoyable and for them to know I put my heart and soul into it to make it as good as possible at the time.
Gina: What should a reader expect to see from your next novel?
Miranda: A feisty heroine with a no nonsense alien warrior who clash in a battle of wills.
Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Miranda: That I appreciate them more than they could ever know and that they mean everything to me.
Gina: When will your next book be coming out?
Miranda: Well, Chosen by a Beast just released on the 16th, but The Bodyguard’s Breeder will be out 1/20/20.
Gina: Thank you Miranda Bridges for your interview with us today. I have had a wonderful time and I hope others who have taken the time to read has too.
Miranda: Thank you, Gina.
Please make sure you check out Miranda's Books at the link below. I have also included my review of one of her earlier books, 'Commander Captive'.