Bri is a real example of redemption and renewal. Growing up penniless in the South, Bri learned street smarts while caring for her brother in a broken home. She watched her mother work several jobs to care for their small family. Once her brother could fend for himself, Bri moved on to a series of bad choices including leaving school and living on her own.
Rebelliousness was a strong understatement to describe those formative years. As a teenager, her wakeup call came from a fight with brass knuckles and a judge that gave her a choice of shaping up or spending time in jail. She took that opportunity and found a way to move up from the streets. She ended up co-owning an extremely successful construction business. She lived the high life until the real estate crash. She moved west and found herself living with her husband and 4 kids in a 900 square foot apartment.
She now fills her time, writing, blogging, leading a group of frugal shoppers and sharing her southern culture. Her unique background gives her writing a raw sensibility. She understands what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles. She often tells friends, “I can do poor. I’m good at poor. It’s prosperity that I’m not used to.” Bri and her husband Chris live in Boise. Bri is known as the Belle of Boise for her true southern accent, bold demeanor and hospitable nature.
Bri boasts several positions in the publishing industry. An author, professional reviewer, blogger, and author platform consultant she enjoys all aspects of her career from the creation of story to the branding and marketing needed to make her books successful.
Welcome to The Book Connection, Bri. I'm thrilled to have you here. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m a romance author specializing in the sub genres of suspense, paranormal and fantasy. In the industry I also contribute as an author platform consultant, social media marketer, blogger, acquisitions editor, and professional reviewer.
Where did you grow up?
The south…specifically North Carolina and Tennessee.
When did you begin writing?
High School. I specialized in poetry and was featured in several small publications.
What is this book about?
Glazier is the first in a series about supernatural spies that do what other spies can’t. Marie Kincaid has a total loss of memory and depends completely at first on her mentor and partner Henry Tenison. He is not only the only other known Glazier but a large, handsome British spy. Henry has lived his whole life as a selfish scoundrel…but now there is Marie and everything changes.
It began as an exercise in venting some frustrations with family and took on a life of its own.
Are you a member of a critique group? If no, who provides feedback on your work?
No. But I do have a couple of key people that specialize in keeping me honest that act as my critique partners, editors and beta readers.
Who is your favorite author?
Currently Stephanie Laurens, Hannah Howell. But that will change in a month. I’m flighty like that.
Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?
Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/index.html#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=3028751
Do you have a website and/or blog where readers can find out more?
Do you have a video trailer to promote your book? If yes, where can readers find it?
What is the best investment you have made in promoting your book?
Professional editing, formatting and cover.
What is up next for you?
I’m finishing up the first draft of Eternal Witch the sequel to Familial Witch. As well as Mafia Seduzione. It’s the sequel to Caffe Seduzione. Both are set to release this year.