Who’s That Indie Author? C. Faherty Brown

Author name: C. Faherty Brown

Genre: Fiction

Books: Yellow Door; The Sentinel; When I Go; When I Was Little; I Live, When; When You’re Not A Poet; Bring Me Christmas; Make Life Better

What’s your story and how did you become a writer? I am number 4 of 8 children. There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood, other than the worlds I lived in when I read books, or the worlds I thought of writing about. I believe I could read and write before I could think. I do not remember not being able to read and write. I remember holding pencils, pens and books. I think I was born to write.

How do you balance your work with other demands? It’s not always easy. But I write, or create, something every day. I work full time as a court investigator. I’ve had a career based in other people’s lives for a very long time. I need to make it a focus to create positive words, vibes, to keep me from focusing on the negative.

Name one of the happiest moments in your life: Aside from amazing moments of marriage, births, etc., I would have to say when I earned my first black belt. It was a culmination of perseverance on my part, of determination, of empowerment (mental and emotional being more important than the physical). It was a process when I realized I had ability and value.

What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner? I don’t plan anything. I write things out as they come to life in my head.

Could you write in a café with people around? I could. I prefer to write alone, undistracted.

Have you ever written dialogue in a second language? If so, how did you do it? I have not written dialogue in another language but I have written dialogue based off of other ‘times’ and other cultures.

What’s your favorite book and what are you reading now? I am currently reading an older book, My Village, My World. I don’t have a favorite book. But my favorite kind of book is one that lets me become immersed and makes me sad when I am nearing the end of it.

What’s your favorite way to read a book: hardcover, paperback, eReader? Paperback.

Do you think print books will always be around? Yes. Even if only in my house.

Would you ever read a book on your phone? Yes. And I have. It has been convenient to have on my phone when I am stuck somewhere unexpectedly. Not my preference though.

What’s your go-to device? iPhone, Android or something else? iPhone.

How long could you go without checking your phone? If my brain is occupied, or I am physically active I can go longer than if I am sitting or being bored by something I ‘have’ to do.

Do you listen to audiobooks? If you do, what do you do while you’re listening? I have not, yet.

Do you like using social media to promote yourself and your book? If so, what’s your favorite platform? I am not good/great at self-promotion. I ‘do’ it but would prefer to be successful enough to have a team do it for me. 😉 I have used my blog and Instagram to promote.

Website and social media links:
Blog: bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com
Instagram: cfahertyb

Awards/special recognition: For writing, I was ‘fresh pressed’ on WordPress three times.

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47 thoughts on “Who’s That Indie Author? C. Faherty Brown

  1. Fun interview! I love Colleen. Six books! Wow. (And if she’s reading, my husband is 3 of 8. So close.) Nice to see a rare non-drawn picture of her too, though she looks JUST like her drawings!

    1. (psssst…..PIF, I think there are 8 books….but I had to go count to make sure). You and I are cosmically (comically) connected. It’s been proven 🙂 and thank you!

    2. I love her too! I don’t know how I stumbled on Chatter Master, but her drawings and words are so clever. I always look forward to new posts. I’m the youngest of 4. and I have 4. But 8 children – that’s a whole different league! Thanks for the visit – I hope you are doing well 🙂

    1. Thank you RobertaWrites! It is wonderful to meet you as well! I have met some wonderful characters, seen great people do more then they should have to but do so to change a bad situation for a fellow human, and I’ve seen some horrible human characteristics. I think, no matter what, the human heart wins out.

  2. It’s great to get to know you and your books, Colleen. I’ve watched movies with multiple languages, such as English and French, or English and other languages. I think books can be written with more than one language. Thank you, Barbara for the interview.

    1. Thank you Miriam Hurdle. I agree. I have read books with different languages “in them” but cannot speak anything other than English. I do wish I had one of those brains that absorbed and understood languages. I find people’s words to be intoxicating. Language is part of that. Thank you for your greeting!

      1. I think Elizabeth Gilbert included some French in her Eat, Pray, Love, and I think she translated it or at least referenced to the meaning.

    2. Hi Miriam – thank you for stopping by to meet Colleen. It’s tricky when you include different languages, but I think it can be done. My high school French would not cut it, though 😉

  3. My Buddy Colleen inspires us every day on her blog. Her ideas drive daily musings and leaving a positive mark on this Earth. Thank you for bringing her to light on your blog, Book Club Mom.

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