Today’s Indie Author is Patricia Harris, a multi-genre author. Her featured book is a collection of poetry, but also writes children’s books, horror, and YA.
A volume of poetry mostly inspired by prompts.
What do you wish you’d known before you were published?
I wish I had known that self publishing was available sooner. I spent so much time anxious about it. If I had known I could do it myself then I wouldn’t have worried.
What are your favorite books in your genre?
I write in multiple genres. My favorite kid’s book is probably Goodnight Moon By Margaret Wise. My favorite poetry is I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou. My favorite horror novel is Salem’s Lot By Steven King. My favorite YA book is Alanna the first adventure by Tamora Pierce.
What character in your book are you least likely to get along with?
In Death of Neverland my character of Wendy. She just felt like someone I could never get along with. In the Current one I am writing….Well I think that Lizzie would be the one who would grate on me the most. She is all brains and logic. In my kid’s book there was no character that I did not like.
What do you love most about the writing process?
Seeing the story evolve. I tend to not plan my stories. I read as I write. So I get to see where the stories are going that way.
How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
I get that many people are always evolving in their creativity, and that writing helps it to do so. For me though writing has always been a part of me. Publishing however has allowed me to free myself to allow all of my creativity to flow.
What’s your favorite kind of cookie and why?
Peanut butter kisses. My mom used to make them when I was a child. It was something that felt like we were closer when it was done.
Any unusual talents or hobbies?
I have so many hobbies. I crotchet, make jewelry, draw, write poetry and stories, Program in C#, Do digital art, and bake.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV/Netflix?
Bleach(for the fiftieth time)
Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?
Batman because Spiderman is more impulsive.
Book you’d want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
How to survive on a desert island.
How would your best friend describe you?
Crazy as hell and fragile(he has always seen me as fragile)
If you were an animated character, who would you be and why?
Harley Quinn. Crazy with a heart of gold. But strong enough to decide to be unique.
If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
Dawn (from the comics)
Patricia Harris writes children’s books and Poetry. She also writes as Serena Mossgraves, writing horror and more adult stories. She is a Mom and a crafter, Selling jewelry and art as Serenity studios. She has a blog where she writes whatever comes to mind. She enjoys creating art of all sorts. She currently has seven poetry volumes and three children’s books out. As Serena she has a horror novella out with expectation of a novel before the end of the year.