indieBRAG has put together a great group of book bloggers to interview our B.R.A.G. Medallion Honorees. This week we would like our authors to get to know our team a bit better. Today indieBRAG Team Member Heather of The Maiden’s Court is chatting with us about her website.
Heather, why do you blog?
I started blogging because I wanted to be able to engage in a community who were interested in the same subjects I was; my husband, at that time my boyfriend, was getting tired of hearing all about the Tudors! I have continued blogging because of the friendships that I have made through it and it’s a fun hobby to work on.
How many books a year do you read?
The last couple years I have averaged between 45 and 68 – I keep striving for 70 and haven’t hit it yet!
What are your favorite genres?
Historical fiction, and biographical non-fiction. I read widely in other genres too, but I don’t feature them on my blog.
Where are the different places you read?
I typically read before bed every night as a method of relaxation. A couple days a week I have time to read on my lunch break. If I’m reading something really good I will pull it out whenever I have a few moments before appointments.
What thrills you the most about reading?
I love historical fiction because it takes me to another time and place. I have always been a history fan and being able to tie that in to a great story is wonderful. I love reading about new places or people I haven’t heard of before and lately this includes the non-marquee names.
Name your favorite childhood book.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
What is the first thing you consider when buying a book?
If friends have read it and what they thought about it. However, if I am choosing something on the fly, it is the book cover.
In a story, what is the most important aspect of that story?
Characters that I find engaging. I don’t want cookie-cutter characters or ones that are purely good or evil; I like to see the internal conflict because that mimics real life.
Thank you, Heather!
Authors, if you would like Heather to interview you for your B.R.A.G. Medallion Book and feel she is the right fit, please contact Stephanie M. Hopkins to get Heather’s contact information. Thank you.