Interview #34 is short and sweet.
So is this introduction. 🙂
Good people of the Internet, writing out of Wisconsin in the USA – Brea Behn.
Name one book:
1 – everyone should read
The Secret by Rhona Byrne, because it will change the way you look at the world (even if you don’t 100% believe in it).
2 – you would take with you if you were going to be marooned on Mars
The Bible, because I would need comfort all alone on a terrifying planet, yikes!
3 – you took a chance on and were pleasantly surprised by
Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning. I had never heard of it or her, but wow was I hooked. I’ve read the entire series and several others by her.
4 – you’ve written that is your favourite
Not published (yet), but my middle grade book, The Colors of a Mind, is my favorite. It is about a young man with non-verbal Autism. To the outside world, he is very one note, but in his head, he goes on great adventures. It has great lessons on being unique, bullying and acceptance. My agent is working on publishing it, so I’m hoping for a yes, any day now… Follow my website or sign up for my newsletter at www.breasbooks.com to find out when it will be coming out.
5 – that has influenced you most as a person
The Shack by William P. Young. This book put into words how I have always felt about a higher power. That how we talk to “him” or how we choose to bring “him” into our lives, isn’t what really matters. What it’s really about is love.
6 – that has influenced you most as a professional.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I learned a ton about writing in the first few sentences! He doesn’t waste a single word. Amazingly written book.
7 – of yours that prospective readers should start with if they want to get to know your work and where they can get it.
Oh man this is a tough one, because I write very different things. If you are into memoir type books, then I’d say, Death Sucks, Life Doesn’t Have To. If you like gritty dark Dystopian, then my Wolves Series, starting with Wolves in the Woods. Finally, if you want a more PG dystopian, then Vaxxers. I have joked that I would love to write at least one book in every genre before I die.
You can find Brea at: www.Breasbooks.com
Brea Behn started writing at the age of fifteen, when she wrote a memoir for her twin brother. Currently, she writes dystopian, children’s fiction, nonfiction, and is building her career as an author and public speaker. Brea speaks on topics ranging from social medial, being a hybrid author, and on the more personal topic of grieving as a teen. Brea is represented by the Purcell Agency. When Brea is not writing, she is reading, crocheting, canning or watching movies. Brea lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their two children. You can follow Brea’s journey at www.Breasbooks.com.