Hi Everyone! I'm back again today, and I have a Q and A type post, from Chris Cannon, the author of several amazing books, and her newest one, Fanning the Flames. Keep reading to find out about her writing process, her favorite snacks, along with the links to her book at the end!
How do you get your ideas for books?
I like to start off by putting normal people in a funny or absurd situation. People will say, “I was so mad I’m surprised flames weren’t shooting out of my mouth.” My thought was, what if flames did shoot out of your mouth? What would that mean? For Bryn McKenna, the main character in my Going Down In Flames series, it meant that she was a shape-shifting dragon.
What is your process for writing?
I’m a speech therapist by day and an author by night. In the evening, after dinner and dishes are out of the way, I drink a giant cup of coffee so I don’t do an immediate face-plant on the couch. Then I sit down and try to write 1000 words. I don’t always make it, but I try. I’m a pantser so I know the beginning of the story, the high points, and how I expect it to end. It doesn’t always go the direction I think it will, which is half of the fun.
What are your favorite snacks while you write?
Does coffee count as a snack? If not, the granola bars I dunk in the coffee probably do. I also like to eat peanut butter straight from the jar with a spoon. I may or may not sprinkle chocolate chips on the peanut butter.
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.
Social Media links:
Author Blog: http://www.chriscannonauthor.com/blog/
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccannonauthor
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chriscannonauthor/
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8285334.Chris_Cannon
Google Play: https://goo.gl/wjFiU0
That's it for this post, and I hope you guys enjoyed it. I always love to have guest posts or interviews from authors, so let me know what I should do next! Also, there have been a couple of schedule changes to my April's A Post A Day challenge, but nothing too crazy. Leave me all your thoughts in the comments below or find me on social media, @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. Don't forget to come back tomorrow with another review!
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