I’m excited for today’s Illuminating Authors interview with author Uni Brown. Ms. Brown’s story, “The Healers,” from A Journey of Words is a great read. This story made me think, I mean, really, really think. It’s one of those pieces of work for me, that is enjoyable on the surface but beneath that, is a whole world of unwritten meaning and social commentary. I loved it! I can’t wait to see more from this author!
Pick up your copy of A Journey of Words, which also includes my story “Loose Ends,” along with “The Healers” and the stories of thirty-three other amazing authors at my site. You can also order through your favorite book retailer or from the publisher, Scout Media.
Author Name: Uni Brown
Title of AJOW Story: The Healers
Synopsis of AJOW Story: A woman suffering loss finds the healing she needs, but at what cost?
What inspired you to write this story? My husband was in the hospital having surgery and while waiting for him to get out I stopped at the chapel.
How long have you been writing: I think I was 7. I wrote a story about how a paragraph was a pair of giraffes and a paradox was a pair of ducks.
What genre do you usually write in and why? I dislike labels. I write stories in whichever genre best fits the overall theme or moral of a story I want to tell. I’d like to think my stories get people thinking. If pushed I’d have to say probably speculative fiction, or mystery with a touch of romance or paranormal. I write fiction and non-fiction, 99% guaranteed there’s going to be an animal in it.
What else are you working on writing at the moment? Slow progression in a paranormal fantasy series, a mystery, a few short story ideas and a coffee table book of my dog photography. I’m trialing a process of open writing online on a near daily basis using another name (basically first draft writing in public with immediate feedback.) Nothing like adding a little stress. 🙂
What advice do you have to give to new writers? Don’t sit on your ass all the time. You have to get out and live.
How can people discover more about you and your work?
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