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Baileigh Higgins - Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult Author Tips

About Baileigh Higgins

South African writer and coffee addict, Baileigh Higgins, lives in the Free State with hubby and best friend Brendan and loves nothing more than lazing on the couch with pizza and a bad horror movie. Her unhealthy obsession with the end of the world has led to numerous books on the subject and a secret bunker only she knows the location of. Visit her website at for more information on her upcoming projects, new releases, and giveaways. Sign up for her Newsletter and get your Free Ebook, Tales from the Apocalypse, today.

Check out more about Baileigh on his Amazon Author Page.

What genre do you write it?

Post-Apocalyptic with an emphasis on Zombies.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Both. It energizes me mentally, but my muscles will be a ball of knots afterward!

What are common traps for aspiring writers?

Not believing in yourself and your abilities. You can do it. Just believe.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

I procrastinate a lot. I'll wait until the last minute instead of just getting things done.

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

It depends on the story. Some work well in series. Others are strongest as standalones. I try for a mixture, though my work leans to series for the most part.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

I plan proper launches now whereas the first book was just thrown out there with no marketing plan at all.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

A wolf. Loyal, faithful, and fierce.

What’s the best way to market your books?

AMS ads, a strong email list, and my Facebook Page works well for me.

How many hours a day do you write?

I work about ten hours per day of which half is spent writing.

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work? Or do you work full time?

If I didn't write, I'd be a painter. I've got the talent for it, and it calms my soul.

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