Mineran Influence – An interview with the author P.N. Burrows

Hannah Jenkins

Tell us something unexpected about yourself!

I have a wizards staff in my bedroom… I made it for a Halloween dance (Jive

& Lindy Hop), I invested a lot of time sanding it down, burning in the runes and finding a orb for the crooked end. It was so nice that Cath my partner wouldn’t let me get rid of it.


How did you get into writing?

I don’t think I really had a choice, the ideas had been battling to get out of my head for a long time. On the third attempt I confessed my closet past time to Cath and after reading it she encourage me to finish.


Where did you get the inspiration for your current book?

I have no idea, I know the over-arching story line for the book / series, but what I write surprises even me.


How long did it take you to write this book?

six months


Have you got any writing rituals?

I have a lot of inspiration at night and write in the morning.


How important is marketing and social media for you?

Facebook has been productive, Twitter less so


What advice would you have for other writers?

Join your local writing community as writing is a solitary pastime


What are you reading now?

The Haunting of Hill House


What’s your next step?

Finish book 3 in the Mineran Series


What are your top 3 books of all time?

Without Remorse – Tom Clancy, Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz and The Magic Cottage – James Herbert


Do you read your book reviews?

Yes, and I reply to them.


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