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Interview of a 13-year-old author – Spencer Brokaw.

Welcome to week two! We’re celebrating my release of A Spy Like Me:

Stripping your date down to his underwear has never been so dangerous.

And I wanted to celebrate by hosting authors in my genre.

So welcome!

When I heard about this kid who published his work I was curious. Then when I learned he wrote a spy novel – I had to contact him for this blog series. You might’ve heard about him before. Spencer Brokaw author of The Impenetrable Spy. He just started a new grog called Inkslingers Press dedicated to supporting Indies. And he likes to write about spies!

Curious about what his friends and family think? And when he finds the time to write? Read on!

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Where do you find the time to write?

Finding the time to write can be very hard, between schoolwork, socializing with friends, and spending time with my family. I normally get to my writing on the weekend or in the summer. Sometimes I squeeze some writing into the week, but normally don’t have enough time. In the summer, I finish most of my novels, and end up starting new ones with the abundance of time, and there is no homework or projects to worry about.

 What do all your friends, family, and teachers think?

They are very proud of me, and are very interested in my writing. My friends think it’s cool, but don’t bug me about it much, mostly because they know it’s an odd topic for me to discuss. Writing is like my separate life, but I’ll mention something to my friends if I think they’ll be interested. My family has gotten very interested, and likes to stay up to date on my writing, and my publishing process, as do my teachers.

 What do you like best about your spy stories?

What’s not to like about a world that you have complete control over? Writing is a way to express yourself, but also to entertain yourself in the process. Sharing it with others is amazing, and is really fun for me to hear feedback, whether it is good or bad. Spy stories are the best. They involve high-speed chases, secret missions, stealthy agents, awesome weaponry, futuristic technology, stealth tactics, sports cars, and bad guys that will always get in the way of your protagonist. Writing a spy story is like playing a video game, only you control the plot. I love writing, and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

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Thanks, Spencer!

Love it. And that’s what it’s all about. Having complete control over our world and loving what we write. Some might say that thirteen is too young to publish – I think it’s awesome! There’s no better way to improve than feedback from readers and going through the fire of publishing. So kudos to you, Spencer. And best of luck!

Spencer will be offering one ebook of The Impenetrable Spy to one person in the comments. Please tweet! 

Thanks for stopping by everyone! What do you like the best about the genre you write?



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What to expect from a killer blog series.

Just in case your eyes haven’t wandered over to my sidebar, to the very first image of the sidebar, I’ve added a button. (Yes, it took me a while to figure out how to scale the image so it fit!)

That’s right.

May 7th – May 25th you’re invited to a Spies, Murder and Mystery Marathon. Right here.

After pondering the topic of branding for about forever, I figured out that it’s this genre I love. Mysteries. Any kind. They can be funny, serious, deadly, for the young, for the old – you name it.

That’s what I love to read. That’s what I love to write. (Of course, I am a multi-faceted complex person so I do love other genres and books too. I mean, really, we’re people and created to enjoy many different things.)

Last year after the Roecker sisters released their first book, The Liar Society, I came to a conclusion. You can read about it here. Basically, I loved that they used their release to promote other books! I knew that’s what I would do.

I’m holding off on a blog tour. Instead I invited authors from every walk of publishing and some fab bloggers to participate in the blog series. I’ve already received the first guest post and it’s pretty cool. No, more like awesome.

And almost every single day there will be a giveaway! Signed paperbacks. eBooks galore.

I’ll keep you updated as the blog series grows. You’re not going to want to miss it!

Side note: I’m turning to you my fellow creative friends. Any fun ideas to promote a spy novel?

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