How many books will be in the Taking Flight series?
Right now, the plan is five full length novels and two novellas. That could always change, as I’ve only written three of the novels and one novella thus far, and who knows what might happen, but, for now, that’s the plan.
Who is your favorite character in your books?
I love them all in very different, but shockingly equal ways. With that said, I had a lot, a lot of fun writing Emma Farrell in Making Headlines and Kip, who you’ll meet in Finding Slope.
Are you ever going to publish in a physical format?
I would love to publish in a physical format, but I don’t have any plans to do that right now. To be completely honest, I’m not doing it because it’s expensive, and as an indie author I don’t have the overhead to pay for printing and warehousing of published books. But, perhaps sometime in the future that will change!
Can you beta read my book?
I’m honored you’d ask and though I would love to, I have a full-time job in addition to writing when I can fit it in, and just don’t have the time to give your manuscript the attention it deserves. Best of luck to you!
I want to self-publish my manuscript. Where do I start?
Yay you! Self-publishing can be a crazy world and there is no right way to do it. But, the two most important pieces of advice I have are: Hire an editor. Hire a cover designer. Those two people are well-worth the money. Create a marketing and publicity plan. Check out all the different self-publishing platforms and decide which is right for your vision of your book. Upload your book for pre-order. And then go!
Do you really live in Singapore?
I really do. I grew up in Arkansas, lived in New York for five years, and moved to Singapore in September 2014.
What’s it like there?
It’s sort of like New York. Urban, lots of different cultures and peoples represented. Unlike New York, it’s hot all the time. And much, much cleaner.
Can I email you?
Of course! Unless you’re going to send me spam. I don’t want that. Anything else is welcome, though. erinbrownwrites [at] gmail [dot] com.