IndieView with Brenda Rae Schoolcraft, author of Alice Had a Palace

What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? AT this point you can call the shots. I will only let you go, when the book is done, so be ready to be engaged and spellbound. My characters are all real, but a few names have been changed to protect the innocent. What would you like readers to know about you? Reading is my favorite pastime. The buzz of voices and the laughter and background noise of a coffee shop is wonderful for my writing. Homicidal violence and sexual scenes not for the underage reader, or the faint of heart. Do you have a target reader? About Writing
Do you have a writing process? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) A well-developed cast of characters, right down to my task force, the penny vagina task force, Speed and Samantha the main detectives on the tail of my killer. An intimate look into the lives of street variety prostitutes, to the high class call girls, pimps, and strippers. I read everything I can get my hands on. My great grandfather from the 1800’s, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft a famous writer in history books. Not an author follower, rather a great book enthusiast. Those that will love Alice had a Palace, will be those that enjoy true life stories of families and dysfunction. I submitted to Tellwell Publishing here in British Columbia. A marketing plan is essential for your work to get distributed to the right places, to make it successful. If so can you please describe it? If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? I come by my writing skills naturally, as it is in my genes. A fictionalized story of dysfunction and abuse on a ten plus scale. End of Interview:
Get your copy of   Alice Had a Palace from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Yes, I struggled with my own emotions, on a roller coaster, crying a lot as I relived the horrors of my childhood. I get the story out as it comes, and edit after it is completed. I love the mountains and the coastal waters. He is my muse. I have a way of hooking my reader right from the first page. We all know how important it is for writers to read. My father, sociopath, killer, bank robber ruined my childhood, and destroyed most things that came in contact with him. My writing has been described as stark, raw and powerful. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? As soon as I start a story, it seems to take on its own life, and the characters lead the story. My writing process is let the story tell itself. Do you outline? Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Growing up in Northern Ontario, eventually moving to British Columbia. A copycat killer in the mix, and a few murderous pimps. Almost killing my mother on multiple occasions. Brenda Rae Schoolcraft – 27 February 2019
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Imagine not being able to sleep at night, wondering if the monster was coming home drunk to terrorize the household. Abuse and dysfunction on a ten plus scale. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? A dramatic, terror filled account of my childhood, Brenda Rae Schoolcraft. A great book to me is like a precious jewel. Where did you get the idea from? Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Writing in a coffee shop gets the creative juices flowing. Alice Had a Palace is based on true life. E-books are huge these days and you don’t necessarily need a physical copy of your book. Once your book hits the world in a big way, they will come to you. Mystery and intrigue on every page, you will love it. As we speak I am on the home stretch with my next novel, Hunted Cracked and Broken, a psychological thriller, with a serial killer. They are great. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? Do you listen to music while you write? My book cover, I created myself. I don’t outline my stories. My writing process is let the story tell itself. Chilling, riveting story of a family destroyed by the storm. I have lived my life outside of the box and have many life experiences to draw from for great writing and reading. I just knew the book needed to be written, having a subject that is international and needed to help those that might be suffering the same abuse, or to warn others of the signs of impending danger. As soon as I start a story, it seems to take on its own life, and the characters lead the story. Deciding to go indie, just gives me more control of my work. About the book
What is the book about? Enjoy your ride, on the runaway train. I started writing this book thirteen years ago, and it took me ten years to complete it. Yes, being an indie author works best these days, as getting a publisher is like winning a lottery. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? About You
Where did you grow up? No, I haven’t submitted my work to agents. When did you start writing the book? What came easily? This story will keep you wanting to know more.