December 16, 2011 by Fifi Flowers
Brandyn Barbara Artis, actress and playwright has performed her critically acclaimed play 'Sister, Girl' across the United States and internationally. Her fiction has been published by THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS and in 'The Breast An Anthology.' She is the recipient of a Los Angeles DramaLogue's critic award as Harriet in 'Letters to Harriet Tubman' with the Los Angeles Music Center on Tour, the NAACP Image award for 'Shakin the Mess out of Misery' which she also choreographed, and a Grammy for 'Threshold' a Warner Bros. album. On ABC's General Hospital she played the role of Dr. Diane Erskine. In April, 2011 Brandyn was the Harper's Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age Grand prize awardee. She lives and works in Los Angeles and Paris with Tallulah her Yorkshire terrier.
Let's ask Brandyn a few questions... get to know her better...
Where are you from?
I'm a Texan. Big D small a double l a s.
Tell us your latest news?
We had a fantastic turnout for the book signing despite the rainy weather!
When and why did you begin writing?
I remember the gift of a treasured diary that had a lock and key at a young age. I could not dream without putting something on the page before sleeping.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
My very dramatic family provided the fodder for lyrics, poems, short stories that were staged in our living room for an appreciative audience of neighbors and playmates.
What inspired you to write your first book?
To present a lusty, formidable survivor of breast cancer. The kind of woman one sees occasionally, but rarely has the opportunity to get to know.
Do you have a specific writing style?
How did you come up with the title?
Originally it was Barefoot in Paris while working on my book someone used the title. Fortunately
I now prefer my own.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Perhaps it sounds trite but things are usually not what they seem.
How much of the book is realistic?
This is fiction. Having been there and done that, surviving breast cancer, I've extracted certain
incidences from my own experience that lend credibility.
What are your current projects?
A sequel to Running Barefoot in Paris.
Do you see writing as a career?
I breathe writing, my biggest regret is not making the time to focus on novels.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Not so much change but being the perfectionist there is always the desire to make it juicier.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write about what you know!
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you Brandyn for doing an interview with Reading is Fashionable
You may purchase Running Barefoot in Paris via HERE
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