"If you work, and self publish on the side, you will not have time for diets, exercise, anime, cooking, going to the grocery store, practically anything else while you're getting started. Your free time must be dedicated 100% to the cause if you are even to get close to success."
Shades of Romance Magazine 2011 Author of the Year, Chicki Brown has published nine novels and one novella, all of which have made different Kindle bestseller lists. A voracious reader since she was a child, Chicki grew up reading everything she could get her hands on. Now she concentrates on reading romance, women’s fiction and suspense. When she is not writing or reading, Brown devotes her time to helping aspiring authors.
"I would say one of the hardest things about being an author is dealing with insecurity. When I was writing my first novel, I only told a very few people that were really close to me that I was actually writing a book with plans to publish it."
"My female characters all are women with everyday issues like my own. I think most women readers prefer characters they can identify with rather than those that are picture perfect. For me, it’s easy to shift my own flaws onto my characters and very satisfying to watch as they overcome them."