Interview with Fantasy and Dystopian Author Brooklynn Dean

What does success look like to you?

Success happens, in my opinion, the moment you write something that someone you’ve never met before connects with. It’s really a testament to the nature of humanity and how connected we really are through intangible forces like emotion and thought.

What genre do you write in? If more than one how do you balance them?

I began with writing only magical realism/low fantasy tales. Writing about people didn’t make sense to me without some otherworldly influences. Later, a dystopian tale came which had stemmed from the ever-present idea in my mind that we exist in an illusion of freedom, not in freedom itself.

How did you get started with writing?

I’ve been writing since I was child! I even went through a phase when I was about 12 in which I thought I was a poet. Hehe 

Do you connect with any of the characters in your book?

All of them! I don’t think I’ve ever written a character that I wasn’t attached to in some way or another. I think they’re all little souls living inside my body with me.

What are you reading right now?

Currently I’m switching back and forth between The Shining by Stephen King and Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.

Who are your top three favorite authors?

My top three favorites will always be Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut, and Chuck Palahniuk.

What projects are you working on right now?

I’m working on multiple projects. It’s frustrating because I love them all and I feel so drawn to each of them, but I can’t focus on one for too long without missing the others. I have three new standalones plus a sequel to my dystopian novel, 2288, and a sequel to my satire/social commentary book called Amethyst. 

Any other information you would like to include to our readers?

I’d love to connect with more readers! I’m on Twitter and Instagram as ladybrooklynn,, and Facebook as Brooklynn Dean 

Thank you Brooklynn for a great interview!

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Graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Denver in 2016 and has a degree in Culinary Arts. She loves reading and watching anything with fantasy, magic, quests, and dragons. A native of Colorado she loves gardening, yoga, hiking, painting, watching anime, and playing tabletop games. Look for her books on Amazon

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