Today we’d like to introduce you to Sephine Frances.
Hi Sephine, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I wrote children’s books, then moved into poetry and then short stories. The Silent Prophecy, available on Amazon.com, is my first novel.
It took twelve years for me to finish. I worked on it when I could while raising two boys and running a business. I am where I am today through hard work, determination, and a strong desire to write and be creative.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No. My husband traveled a lot while my kids were younger, so besides raising them and running our small business, I had to fit my writing time around all that. My first draft was horrific, but I still didn’t give up.
I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and that got in my way a few times, but I’m sober now and I have more time to write since my kids are older.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I have to write every day or I go crazy. I don’t really have a process other than constantly working to refine and make my stories exciting.
I don’t specialize in any one genre, but for now, I focus on fantasy fiction and supernatural fiction. The Silent Prophecy is the first book in a trilogy and I am currently buttoning up my second book and have started work on the third. I’m most proud of myself for never quitting. Never let negativity get in the way of my ideas and allow the characters, at this point, to help me write the story.
They have become so real to me. I really wanted to write a story that I would want to read. My book is steeped in mythology, angels, demons, creatures from other realms, and Nephilim. Nephilim are half-human, half-angel, and play a huge role in the story.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I have put my novel out for the world to read and it’s terrifying not knowing what will happen. Writing is so personal and intimate, that I found it scary to put it out there.
I was so afraid people would hate it. So far I have received amazing reviews and that helps tame the fear. I think the risk is highly difficult for artists no matter what the medium. You’re putting yourself out there and hoping things will go the way you want them to.
So, yes. It takes a lot of nerve and drives to reveal parts of yourself to the world.
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