In this weeks Author Spotlight, I meet up with the tenacious Amy Wolf, author of The Misses Brontë’s Establishment, a Historical fiction/alternate history
What is your book about?
What if. . . Branwell Brontë had not died before Emily?
What if. . .Charlotte was able to marry her “Mr. Rochester”?
What if. . .the Misses Brontë’s Establishment actually found a pupil: one who is taught by three geniuses?
What inspired you to write this book?
My lifelong love of the Brontës.
Who is your favourite, and least favourite, character in the book?
Well, my favorite is of course the protagonist Maria, followed by Charlotte Brontë.
My least favorite is Duke Nigel, since he’s a total sleazebag!
What draws you to this genre? Do you write in any other genre?
I love history. I’ve studied other periods extensively: the Crusades; the Battle of Britain. Yes, I also write traditional fantasy and YA fantasy. And comedy!
Is this a standalone book, or can we expect more?
It depends :> If Brontë Fever catches on, I do have ideas for a sequel.
Tell me about you and what drew you to writing? Are there any authors who inspired you to become a writer yourself?
I always knew I wanted to be a writer starting in grade school. I was reading so extensively then I’m not sure who inspired me, but I’d have to count Tolkien, Jack London, and translations of the Morte d’ Arthur.
Other than your own book, what is your favourite novel?
Pride and Prejudice. Perfection.
Have you written other books we should know about?
Yes! My Recession memoir, Don’t Let Me Die in a Motel 6. This is a comedy about my life including: breast cancer, bankrupty, foreclosure, repo, etc. Seriously, it’s funny!
If you could advise aspiring writers on only one aspect of authordom, what would your advice be?
The spoils do not necessarily go to the most talented: they go to those with talent, but also, perhaps more importantly, perseverance. Never give up. This is a tough game: all of the arts are when you want to be a professional (I worked in the film industry for 15 years). Come into town on that bus, and be the last one off it. Metaphorically.
Where can we find your book?
Amazon- Free on Kindle Unlimited
Where can we find out more about you ?