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'.
Review of Commanders Captive
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Okay, reading an alien romance (this being my first) you have to realize it is going to be an abduction of some kind. The title alone with a breeder you can come to think this is about having babies also and there is going to be some sex. The main character was easy for me to connect with. The story shares her feelings well with everything going on with her fears and passions. As for the males, I get why his feelings are more guarded but also how he is battling the primal need for his mate. They play off of each other well, better than I expected. I think I would have liked to see a little more climax at the end but it does close off nicely to go into a second book. This book left just enough detail that will be leading off into it that keeps me interested and wanting to read more. Good job.