Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Brian Terenna grew up in Doylestown, PA. He is a Fantasy, Sci Fi, and Paranormal romance writer. His first fantasy novel is, “Talent Storm.” He is also writing a book review blog. He is an avid chess player and meditates regularly.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Talent Storm is my latest novel. It was inspired by my love of fantasy and comic books, as well as modern political events.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I use an audio recorder as part of the process. First, I plan and record the scene. Second, I audio record the prose of the scene. Third, I transcribe and rewrite the scene. It’s a lengthy process, but it allows me to come up with well-done and interesting writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Brandon Sanderson has been my favorite author for years and is a strong influence. Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series is another influence. I also grew up reading x-men comics and watching the cartoon.
What are you working on now?
Besides marketing “Talent Storm” I’m in the early stages of writing a fantasy mystery novel. I’ve been looking forward to moving on to a new project for some time.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My plan is to first use KDP select and release my novel for free. I’ll make sure to post my promotion on every book website that offers the service.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
The process is all about dedication. Each step of the way needs to be given as much attention as the last. In the end, even if you have a perfect book, you will not sell without marketing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
I’m rereading “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss. The first two books of this series are amazing. I can’t wait until the third book comes out.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ll continue to produce fantasy and sci-fi novels, while increasing the size of my marketing network.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Right now it’s “Warbreaker” by Brandon Sanderson. I listened to the audio book and absolutely loved it.
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