It’s been a little while since I last posted an interview but they return with an update to an interview I last posted in 2019 of fellow apocalyptic author and friend, 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.
She’s the author of many apocalyptic and dystopian tales of survival, spanning several series.
GJ: Thanks for joining today, Baileigh. Before we get down to business, where is your secret bunker?
BH: It’s called a secret for a reason, haha! Seriously though, if I had one, only a very few trusted people would know about it.
GJ: Can you describe your journey to first publishing?
BH: It was a long one involving many ups and downs. Nothing about indie publishing is easy, and I made many mistakes along the way. My first book took 2 years to write and another year to be critiqued and edited. Only then was I ready to publish it, but I haven’t ever been sorry that I took that first step. It’s been a wild ride, for sure, but also a very rewarding experience.
GJ: What does your family think about your obsession with the destruction of society in a world ending event?
BH: They don’t share my interest in the apocalypse, but humor my fancies. It’s not something that bothers me. We all have different interests.
GJ: What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as an author?
BH: Learning to trust my instincts. There’s a lot of information out there, some good and some bad. You have to be able to trust in yourself. If something feels wrong, it most likely is.
GJ: Do you ever see yourself writing any other genre?
BH: Yes, I can see myself branching out into horror, SciFi, and paranormal thrillers one day soon.
GJ: What has been your proudest moment as an author?
BH: Holding my first book in my hands. That was a feeling I’ll never forget.
GJ: Can you describe a typical writing day for you?
BH: A typical day starts at eight in the morning and ends around six or seven at night, but I don’t have a fixed routine. It depends where I am in the publishing cycle. Sometimes I’ll write the entire day, and on others, I’ll do admin, taxes, marketing, emails, and social media. I usually put in an extra hour before bed on my tablet too, checking messages and Facebook. I try not to work on weekends, though. A girl has to get some rest!
GJ: Where do you get your inspiration from?
BH: It’s a gift from God. Stories and ideas just come to me without rhyme or reason, and I consider it a blessing.
GJ: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice, what age would you go back to and what would the advice be?
BH: I’d go back fifteen years and tell myself to stop procrastinating and start writing!
GJ: What can we look forward to in the future?
BH: After I’ve completed the Primordial Earth series, I’m publishing a vampire apocalypse series, plus the zombie novel I’m working on right now, featuring a group of firefighters surviving the plague. (You can actually read this book chapter by chapter for FREE in my Fan Group. I post new chapters every Friday. Join in the fun!)
GJ: A big thank you to Baileigh for taking the time to talk with me. If you love Apocalyptic and Dystopian books, Baileigh’s Dawn of the Apocalypse is the perfect entry point to her books. It contains five first-in-series books with over 1100 pages of post apocalyptic fiction and is available for only $0.99/£0.99 from Amazon.
Imagine waking up with the hangover of all time as someone pounds on your door telling you to get out quick. You have to evacuate to where? From what? That’s the premise of this story as it unfolds in sleepy Cornwall. Their terrifying flight to safety is not guaranteed. Behold the undead risen.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review of IN THE END series.