Author Addison Brae
Tell me, where do you do you best thinking?
A: I can immerse myself into a character or storyline by writing where the scene takes place. Since Becker Circle is about a part-time bartender, most of it takes place in bars. I wrote much of the manuscript observing bartenders as they worked and interacted with customers. I also enjoy writing on our rooftop deck overlooking the beautiful Dallas skyline. There’s one place I don’t do my best thinking, though—at my desk on my work computer.
S: (Smiles.) I owned a tavern for years. I can see where that might inspire you. Lots of characters and so much drama!
Complete this sentence: Writing is. . .”
A: Writing is cheaper than therapy, and a lot more effective!
S: That is so true. My family says that the only time I am calm is when I am writing.
Do you have an alternative occupation?
A: Absolutely! Unfortunately writing novels won’t pay for the shoes, vintage clothes, and travel I enjoy, so I’m a public relations and marketing consultant by day. I advise on strategy and write articles, video scripts, news releases, and web content for corporate clients. With fiction, it’s freeing to create my own stories and characters without having to get a zillion approvals.
S: (Laughs.) I ghostwrite for corporations and professionals, I know exactly what you're talking about!
A genie grants you one wish. What is it?
A: If a genie could grant anything I want, I would wish for people to slow down and enjoy life’s treasures, like reading books, listening to music, playing with their pet, or spending time with a good friend. I wish that people would focus on one thing at a time--without phone distractions.
S: (Nods.) Personally, my one wish would be to ban cell phones for a day and force them to talk one another. Technology has really impacted the quality of human interaction!
Complete this sentence: When one of my books is released, I. . .”
A: When one of my books is released, I host a giant party! When Tirgearr Publishing released Becker Circle in 2018, I hosted a party in an arts-friendly bar in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas. Friends, neighbors, family, and clients were invited and a local Dallas band, PriMadonna, played amazing Madonna music. The sequel, which is almost complete, will have an equally amazing debut!
S: Wow, that's impressive!
Tell me about Your book, "Becker Circle."
A: Sure. Here's the blurb--
My first and only boyfriend believed I was too gutless to leave. He was dead wrong. My name’s Gillian, and I graduated Harvard early and left his hot temper and everyone else behind for Dallas. Determined to make it on my own, I land a second job bartending at the neighborhood pub smack in drama central where most every jerk in the neighborhood hits on me—at a huge price.
A week into the job, the neighborhood’s very popular drug dealer falls to his death a few feet from the table I’m serving. The cops say suicide, but the hot guitar player in the house band and I suspect foul play, and I intend to prove it. We dig deeper, grow closer, and make a shocking discovery. We know the murderer.
The book trailer is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf-GlfxPzdY&feature=youtu.be.
A: It's available at all major booksellers, including
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becker-circle-addison-brae/1128071378?ean=2940155153153
S: Addison, thanks so much for joining me today! If you'd like to learn more about Addison and her books, visit--
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Addison-Brae/e/B07B443K8P
Next week in The Loft: Author Helen Henderson!