Check out this author spotlight for Beth Behshad!
You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Hi there, my name is Beth Behshad, I am a historical romance writer and a full +me
preschool teacher. I am of a Filipino-Spanish descent who was born in the Philippines, married to an Iranian, living in Tokyo and on our way to Australia. Basically, our house is multicultural and multilingual. I am an old soul, hoping to be transported back to Victorian England, specifically in the good year of 1888.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely
Winter, spring, summer or autumn?—> Autumn. In fact, my 1st novel is set in Autumn.
Cat or dog?—> Dog.
Tea or coffee?—> Green or saffron tea in the afternoon. Coffee in the morning (hot & black,
Morning or evening?—> Morning.
Library or museums?—> ooh this is tough. Can I say both?
Hunter or gatherer? —> Hunter.
Witches or wizards?—> witches.
Ninjas or pirates?—> Pirates.
Mountains or beaches?—> Mountains.
Plotter or pantser?—> Plotter.
Pen and paper or computer/phone? —> I’m a traditional writer. Pen and paper.
Standalone or series?—> ahh, depends.
Book or ebook?—> Book first, then ebook.
Hero or anti-hero?—> Hero.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
It varies. But mostly, I like strangers to enemies to lovers.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I am working on another historical romance set in Victorian times, in England. It’s a story of a smuggler and a country girl. I love digging stories of ordinary people who were trapped in big historical events.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
My recent book is The Odyssey of Sarah Hayward. It’s a time-travel romance. Think of Outlander with a twist of an ending.
Get the copy here—>
Check out the blurb here—> https://bit.ly/3BWmLwd
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
I am a history fanatic. I love period dramas, classics and archaic studies. I never thought I fell in love with the past until I read A Flower from the Storm and Alexandre Dumas The Musketeers. I am into Aramis and the main character of my book was derived from his ever so gorgeous character. The BBC The Musketeers is my favorite show and right after watching that series, I got on my manuscript and write.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
My routine always starts with a cup of coffee and a classic instrumental. Nothing else. To get myself pumped up, I need to re-read the previous scenes. Once I’m down to the story, it would be impossible for me to stop.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
I would tell my younger writer self that you are doing great: that what you write will eventually become someone else’s favorite.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!