Monday, March 21, 2011

Author of the Week: B. Swangin Webster

How did you become a writer?
I became a writer while sitting in English class and doing an assignment and got encouragement from my teacher to write the rest of my story.

What are you hoping readers take from your book?
I am hoping that they get the message that domestic abuse, either mental or physical, should be reported no matter who it is.

Who is the hero in your life? How does your hero inspire you?
My parents are my heroes. They are always there to encourage me and also are my biggest fans.

What are two things you want your readers to know about you?
Let's see, two things; well the first would be that I am not the person in my novels and two, I love being able to talk to people about being an author and writer.

What are your favorite marketing and/or promotional tools?
My favorite marketing tool is me. I love talking about my books.

What is one thing you have learned about the publishing industry?
The one thing that I learned is that you cannot take every no as the end to everything because for every no, there is always a yes waiting.

What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
My advice, do not let everyone deter you from being an author. No matter who they are.

Who was the first author you read? What was the title of the book?
E. Lynn Harris and the book was "Just  As I Am." Loved it and still have my original copy, bent pages and all.

Tell us what new projects you are working on.
I am currently working on my third novel in the "Let Me Just Say This" series and working on a project that a co-worker wanted to do, but he passed away, so I am doing it for him, entitled, "The Teachers Lounge."

Where can your readers find you?
My readers can find me on Facebook under B. Swangin Webster fanpage, on Twitter, BSwanginWebster and my website; or by emailing me at

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