Joined Aug 16 2010
42 years old
Amazon Author's Page: http://www.amazon.com/Brandy-Potter/e/B00B4YDEH2
Brandy Potter lives in Maryland with her daughter and pets. She has been writing since she was 9 years old. She has several published poems, but Venomous Lives was her first published novel. Currently in development are a crime novel, a mafia story, a screenplay and another semi autobiographical story that is a long lost love story.
Brandy works in various genres including Sci-Fi Fantasy, Crime, and many others. She says she is not character driven but rather she is character or story driven. She finds her stories come to her in many ways. Sometimes she sees a specific scene in a dream or just in her head. Sometimes , as with her current crime novel she has a specific plot in mind from the outset.
Sometimes she creates the characters and then the story develops around them.
Her character devlopment focuses on the psychology of the every day person, fictionalized visions of the everyday people overcoming their conflicts. She enjoys watching people and observing their behaviors. What makes us and at times what breaks us. She likes strong female leads but maintains that they are strong in different ways. She also shies away from the industry pre-packaged protagnists. Her fans say that her characters are so developed that they often have a hard time letting them go and are always routing for a sequel.
Her writing style is descriptive, but not overly so and she does allow her readers minds to find their own direction in certain aspects because, as she so aptly puts it, "If I wanted to read a book that tells me what to think and do I would buy a non-fiction book." She also thinks that actions relay the story rather than just telling it.
Her writing influences consist of David Eddings, Jane Austin, Rudyard Kipling, J.R.R. Tolkein, Nora Roberts and Steven King. Brandy is an avid reader who prefers printed books to e-readers because, "There is nothing like the smeel and the feel of a book. Besides, as a single mother the only time that I have to read is when I may not be able to have electronics."
She has a writers club that meets every so often and is often sought for advice from other writers. She hopes one day to teach creative writing or at the very lest to develop a writing workshop.
■ And They Lived - Working Title
Two sisters separated from their MAfia family and horribly abused are suddenly thrust back into the family violently. Two brothers stuck in a life of crime and seduction that has comcsumed their family. In order to catch the murderer of the Don these 4 must work together and not fall into the insanity that they all have the potential to have.
■ The Ties That Divide - Working Title
Elaina Dragos is an FBI agent in New York City with a super model sister. She crosses paths with many people in both her work and play. Alex Caswell is a man with a mission. He is determined to prove his rocker father's death was not an overdose. When he meets Elaina, he knows she'll find the truth. The truth about him, the truth about her and the truth the whole world already knows......
■ Venomous Lives Published In 2010
The '80's was a decade of excess. No one enjoyed the excess more than the bands from the Sunset Strip. The glam rock world was no place for a lady. It's a good thing that the girls in Onyx were not ladies. Four girls from a blue-collar suburb burst on the scene, break hearts and make history. Along the way they find everything they ever wanted and more. The question is how much will they have to lose before they know that everything they ever wanted was not what they needed to live.