Author Interview: Joanne Brothwell

Monday, 12 March 2012 02:12 by Avery Olive
Another great novel has it the “shelves” of Amazon! Fellow Crescent Moon Press Author Joanne Brothwell is with us today talking about her newest novel Stealing Breath, her favourite treats and a few other things!
But first, before we get to the super fun interview, let’s check out the cover and blurb!

I haven’t read Stealing Breath, but with a breathtaking cover like that, and a kick-ass blurb too I’ll be adding to my growing pile of books I just can’t wait to get my hands on!
And now without further adieu...
Welcome Joanne! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? How about in five words or less.
Spacey, Creative, Daydreamer. My husband calls me a “Grumpy bunny”
Now why don’t you tell us a bit about Stealing Breath? In five words or less, of course J
Indigo Child. Evil creature. Beware!
So many interviews tend to have the same questions, let’s shake things up a bit, shall we?
Speaking of shake... Say you want a Milk-shake, right this second (it’s okay if you do) what flavour would it be?
Chocolate, of course!
You a craving a snack, say a chocolate bar, what is your bar of choice?
Twix. The super-sized one!
Let’s say you’ve found yourself a time machine and you’re going to the future. You can only bring two books. What would they be and why?
City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Why? Because those two books inspired me to write the story that lingered in my head!
But wait, you can also take one more important item with you (for fun let’s say it can’t be any bigger than a loaf of bread) what would it be?
My makeup bag! Gotta look pretty!
Stealing Breath isn’t your first publication, is it? Can you tell us a bit about Love, Loss and Other Oddities?
Love, Loss and Other Oddities: Tales from Saskatchewan is an anthology put together by the Saskatchewan Romance Writers. It is a compilation of short stories, all set in Saskatchebush. It was a self-published book, and has been a ton of work!
I imagine the process for getting these two works into publication were quite different, do you want to share with us an up’s and down’s you’ve had?
The process of getting my own novel, Stealing Breath, into publication was a personal journey. It is the first book I wrote, and I was determined to get it published! It went through many, many re-writes, to the point where there is almost no resemblance to the original version. I’ve spend innumerable hours on it, and so it is quite a thrill to finally be seeing all of that hard work come to completion!
The work of the anthology was spread amongst several writers. My responsibilities included writing the two stories I contributed, editing them, and then promoting the book to the media. I didn’t have quite the same personal investment in that book.
Where do you see yourself as an Author in five years?
I want to have at least two novels written every year, so by then, I’ll have ten books out!
Can you give us a teaser from Stealing Breath? You know something that will hook and send everyone out to go buy the book right this second.
An ancient evil has resurfaced,
The soul of the Indigo Child is at stake.
Beware those with the Stealing Breath…

How did you get your start in writing, was it always your dream?
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but it wasn’t until three years ago that I thought more seriously about it. In the past I was a tad impatient and bored with doing anything for too long, but for some reason, I’ve sort of settled down a bit. I find that I am able to stick with things now that I would have abandoned in the past. Maybe getting closer to forty has done something to my attention span!
Finally, do you have any words of wisdom for aspiring authors? Maybe a lesson that you’ve learned that you’d like to share.
Persistence. The difference between published authors and those who are unpublished is persistence.

Thanks for having me, Avery!
Thanks so much for stopping by Joanne!

Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent
creature. Using mysterious abilities, Sarah escapes, only to run directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But why is Evan out in the forest so early in the morning?

Sarah learns her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child, an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others; unfortunately, her indigo aura is highly desirable to those who wish to steal her powerful essence.

Soon, Sarah falls deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart, but she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, forcing her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.—Quoted from Author

10 Response to "Author Interview: Joanne Brothwell"

  1. Joanne Brothwell Says:

    I really appreciate you hosting me today, Avery! Thank you!

  2. Hildie McQueen Says:

    Nice interview ladies! It's always great to learn more about writers!

  3. S.A. Larsenッ Says:

    I am so happy for Joanne! She's one of the first bloggers I met two years ago when I started a cyber presence. YAY!! for her. Thanks for the interview.

  4. Joanne Brothwell Says:

    Thanks, Hildie!

  5. Joanne Brothwell Says:

    Aww, thanks, Sheri! I love my cyber buddies!

  6. Avery Olive Says:

    Thank so much to you Joanne, you did all the hard work by coming up with great answers!

    And thanks ladies for the comments!

  7. Karyn Good Says:

    So excited for you, Joanne! Can't wait to read it. I know it's out in ebook, any idea when it'll be out in paperback?

  8. Joanne Brothwell Says:

    Thanks Avery!

  9. Joanne Brothwell Says:

    Karyn, it should be out in 2 weeks!

  10. Ciara Says:

    Two a year is doable and a great goal. Good luck. Great interview!