Exclusive Interview with

Amber Higgins

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When did you start writing?

I have always loved to write. I started playing with writing as a teenager and I was first published in 1992 newspapers using a typewriter and snail mail. I took a break for several years before returning to college to learn how to publish online which I have been doing ever since.

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What makes writing your passion?

My muse. I come from a long line of writers and the urge hits me from above so I write.

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How long have you been writing?

Since the 1970's

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

Amazing! A big Wow, especially when I heard my short story A Squirrel Planted an Acorn on audible.

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

Life experiences

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

That 2 publishers have published my books only to make money from me paying them and then they stop working with me.

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

I take a walk in a forest

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

My muse and to new writers....Write on!

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

What a wonderful adventure it's been and it's not over yet!

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

Yes I read my book's reviews. I have not received any bad reviews but one would not bother me. I do not write to please everyone so I would simply accept that the reader was not meant to enjoy my story.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

A good review always makes me feel great and lets me know somebody read what I rode, which is nice to know.

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Yes, most of my writing are from my own experiences.

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

My draft novel is based on a fiction version of myself. Of course, all names have been changed to protect the innocent and privacy of everyone.

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Yes, I agree, a book cover is very important to let readers know what to expect inside the book as well as for a peek inside to get their attention.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

I do chat with them in person or online, when they wish to connect. Usually more so at book signings and events than online.

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

I'm happy to hear they have gained something from my books and I appreciate the opportunity to know how they feel.

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

Stephan King because he is great at weaving a tale.

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

Fame isn't important to me.

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

Yes, I have. When my first publisher went out of business, I added almost a 100 pages to the his first edition of the Family Disaster Dogs book to self publish a larger second edition myself.

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

Stephan King, his house is awesome!

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What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.

I delete if I can and let it go. My time is more valuable then wasting on them.

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What would you say to your readers?

I hope you enjoy the books and have fun with your dogs, enjoy the outdoors and stay safe out there. Thank you for reading my books.

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Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?