Monday, January 9, 2012

Interview with Brieanna Robertson

Author Brieanna Robertson is here to talk about herself and her writing. Drop a comment to win a free download of one of her titles!

WP: What do you write?

BR: I write contemporary and fantasy romance with humor in most everything, even the serious stuff.

WP: Why do you choose the genres you do?

BR: I think they chose me actually. Lol. I’ve been writing love stories since I was in middle school. It’s just what I’ve always seemed to be good at, and I like to tell love stories that have more of a real world feel to them. Not always the fluffy fairy tale with a neat and tidy happily ever after, but characters with real world flaws and obstacles to overcome to be with one another. I think that love really can conquer all, but it’s work and it takes effort. I like to tell stories of characters who are dedicated enough to one another to put forth that kind of effort.

And I love fantasy because I’m a bit of a rebel. I don’t like following rules so fantasy is fun because I have the freedom to make up my own. I also love creating worlds and creatures straight from my imagination.

WP: What made you first want to be a writer?

BR: For as long as I can remember, I have never wanted to be anything else. Even before I could write coherent sentences, I was making up stories and adventures in my head and playing them out with my stuffed animals. For the longest time, I didn’t realize that not everyone thought like that, lol. As soon as I realized that writing was the outlet for those stories, it was the only thing I ever wanted to do.

WP: What inspires you?

BR: Everything. Life, my experiences, traveling, my friends, my relationships. I tell everyone close to me they should watch out because they never know when I might use something of theirs in a story.

WP: What kicks the brain into gear when you have writer’s block?

BR: Music mostly. Music and lyrics are my main source of inspiration to help me set a scene or get over a certain obstacle. If that doesn’t work and I have a really bad case of writer’s block, I usually badger a close friend and bounce ideas off of them until something gives.

WP: Who is your favorite character you have created?

BR: Jaide from Amaranth of the Wild Things. He was a very complicated and difficult character. Since he began the story as the villain, it was a challenge to write him redeeming enough for the reader to like him, but dark and ruthless enough for him to be believable. Throughout the process, because he was such a challenge to write, I fell absolutely in love with him and all his problems lol.

WP: Is there any genre you want to try, but haven’t yet?

BR: Nope. I tried mystery once a very long time ago and that was a disaster. I’m really horrible at it, lol. I’m happy with the genres I write. Sci-fi would be fun, but I don’t have the technical mind for it, and given my dislike of following rules, that would probably be a disaster too.

WP: What do you hope readers will take away from your stories?

BR: The main message I try to convey in almost all of my stories is to be true to yourself. Follow your dreams and reach for the stars. Carpe Diem is an ongoing theme. I also hope that I can tell a story that evokes emotions from my readers and leaves them feeling fulfilled or inspired in some way.

WP: What’s your latest news and do you have anything releasing soon?

BR: My latest release from Whimsical Publications was Stage Presents, Book 5 in the Serendipity Series, a series of mostly lighthearted contemporaries. I also re-released my fantasy novel Warrior’s Rise through World Castle Publications. Currently, I am in between projects, but look for more soon!

WP: Where can we find you on the web?

BR: My main website is and you can follow me on my facebook page as well!/pages/Brieanna-Robertson-Fantasy-and-Serendipity/224740111698


  1. Hi, Brieanna! Being true to oneself should be high on everyone's to do list. Sometimes easier said than done, it keeps life from being more complicated than it should be. Good advice, and it is fun to read more about your writing.

  2. I know what you mean about writing a good mystery. It's complicated. I love reading them but can't quite figure out how to build up who did what without giving it all away.

    1. Yeah I'm not great at strategizing in general and writing a mystery takes a lot of forethought I just don't have the patience for lol!

  3. Great interview, Brieanna. I'd love to write a mystery, too, but, so far, haven't. I enjoyed reading "The Road Less Traveled," and look forward to reading "Stage Presents."

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Stage Presents is actually very special to me. I wrote it originally as a tribute to my best friend who died long ago. She always wanted to be on Broadway so I thought this was a good way to get her there :)