Women’s Life Link would like to introduce novelist and Beautiful woman, Breanne Braddy. We met on Facebook through a mutual friend…such a common story anymore! Anyway, WLL is giving her a voice and a little promo for her new book with this candid, personal interview. Read on to learn more about Breanne!
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WLL – Who is Breanne Braddy?
Breanne – Hmmm….that’s a good question. I suppose it depends on who you ask. Since you asked me, I’d say, Breanne Braddy is that girl who painted her head blue with house paint when she was 13; who loves to write more than anything in the world; who reads horror novels like they’re going out of style; and who loves like there is no tomorrow.
WLL – What is your present life focus (personal and business)?
Breanne – My writing career (under the pen name J.S. Chancellor). With my debut novel releasing in a month, it’s been serious business around my household to concentrate on promotion and getting the word out. Personally, I’m focused on figuring out where I want to be in five years. I mean this literally! My husband is a police officer in our home town and we’re at a point in our lives where we are looking down the road and facing some large decisions: Children, possible relocation, career….there’s a whole lot to consider in the coming years.
WLL – How do you stay motivated to reach your goals?
Breanne – That’s a pretty easy one to answer: I stay motivated because I write full time and have literally given up gainful employment in order to have a serious chance of accomplishing my goals. I traded security for freedom and every time I do the checkbook, I’m reminded of this. Sometimes you’ve just gotta take a leap of faith.
WLL – Who and what inspires you?
Breanne – Other women who are living out their dreams inspire me. Those who have stepped beyond their comfort zones in search of something larger than themselves. I have a dear friend who owns her own business and I’m always struck by how much spunk and tenacity she has, how fulfilling her life is, and yet how brave a move it was to step out in faith that she could do what she set her heart on.
WLL – What is your secret to staying healthy and young-looking?
Breanne – Well, asking that implies that I appear to be healthy and young-looking, so thank you! I’d love to tell you that exercise everyday and eat right…but I don’t do either. I drink way too much coffee and don’t run unless something’s chasing me. So, I suppose the answer to that, is that I don’t let the little things bother me. Life’s too short for that. If you want chocolate cake, eat it for crying out loud. You’ll only overdo it later to make up for cutting yourself short.
WLL – Tell us one piece of advice you got from your mother that you still practice today.
Breanne – Don’t be afraid to try new things. My mother and I are anxious spirits, naturally, and through the years I’ve watched her grow and push forward and test herself and it encourages me to do the same.
WLL – What do you feel is the greatest roadblock to any woman’s success at fulfilling dreams?
Breanne – Fear. Pure and simple.
WLL – Tell us three current goals you have.
Breanne – To live in the mountains before I turn forty. To see actual yearly income from being an author. To overcome my fear of flying (I don’t have a choice here…I have signings to get to, lol).
WLL – If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Breanne – Ireland…and since we’re dreaming, I’d stay there and never move back to the states.
WLL – Do you have any regrets?
Breanne – That I didn’t take a hold of my dreams sooner. I waited till I was 25 to pursue my heart’s desire and if I could go back, I’d run toward that goal from the moment they opened the gates.
Leave Breanne some love in the comments below or visit her online at J.S. Chancellor.