Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a USA Today Bestselling author and has written almost twenty books up to date under Adrienne Woods.
I wrote in many genre’s using different pen names but Adrienne Woods are mostly for Fantasy. Firebolt is my debut novel and the first in the Dragonian Series. My second series is Dream Casters, which is a series about Dreams wielders. Think the Sandman’s little helpers having their own world called Revera. I also wrote The Draconian Series spin-off novels called the Beam Series.
When I’m not writing I usually spend my time with family and friends. But writing is a big love of my life.
I absolutely love being creative and when new stories comes to me, I usually spend months in that world, developing the characters, plot and stories before I start writing it.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My last published novel is called Mine Immortal, written under Pen name Kristin Ping. It was the very first series, but I decided to publish Firebolt first. I’m busy rewriting the entire series. It was inspired from one of Supernatural, the t.v show’s one episode and the entire series will have like 9 to 12 novels.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I do.
For some reason I can’t just stick to one book. I’m always busy with 4-6 novels at a time. Writing them together. I’m calling myself a mood writer. I wake up in a certain mood and then I’ll write the book that is reflecting that mood.
I also don’t write in chapters.
A lot of my drafts has chapter something as I jump chapters if I’m not in the mood for that certain chapter. I love to write scenes and if I’m in the mood for a certain scene I’ll skip chapters I haven’t written and write that scene.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stefanie Meyer was one that make me believe that I could become a writer. The way she writes absolutely reached me on that level.
J.K Rowling, her imagination was something I also wanted to do one day. So I’m a huge day dreamer.
There is seriously way too many to mention. But there are so many authors that really inspired me to also want to become a writer and author.
What are you working on now?
A lot of WIP’S
Adrienne Woods – A book called the Forgotten Queen, one of the Spin-off’s of the Dragonian Series for a boxed set releasing in October.
A new series called the Chronicles of Angoria.
Isabella White – Trying to finish off the What If novels. It’s all contemporary novels and I work on a different one every time I’m in the mood for contemporary novels.
Kristin Ping – working on Varcolac novel 6, that is about the Great War between vampires and werewolves.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Trying to reach word of mouth. So I feel that one of the best promotions I found, or methods are blog tours, Newsletter swaps and Promotional companies.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Plenty, way too many to be honest but the best ones I can think off is….always work on new content.
Never read your reviews, they are there for other readers not you as an author. Reviews have made authors quit loving what they do as some of them can be really nasty. Grow a thick skin if you do read them as not everyone is going to love them.
Find your author community. You need other others to help getting your novels out there. Cross promote is very important in this industry.
Market, market, market. Very, very important.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never to read your reviews and always try to reach word of mouth as fast as you can. If writing is what you love, then that is what you do, write.
What are you reading now?
At the moment I don’t have time to read. But the last audio I listened to is one of my favorites, Harry Potter. I’m a big Pottermore fan and I’m listening to them now for the first time. Read the books like a dozen time.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Always trying to grow bigger, always trying to get new content out. The sky is the limit and I am a big dreamer. So who knows.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I’ll take my kindle first if it dies….
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban. My favorite.
The Promise by Danielle Steel.