Interview with Amy Laine

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing from the moment I picked up a pencil. I never passed a pencil without picking it up and trying to scribble meaningless words. To others, they were nothing but to me it was a passion. I actually started to make books in the second grade, starting off with drawings and putting letters next to them. Even then, I knew that if I continued I'd get so much better! In second grade Butterfly Blue and his adventures began, with Gushy the bird and soon followed my first mystery books: The Hunt for ______.
I go back and read them sometimes, it makes me feel stronger sometimes. ;) And then of course, I go back and read stories from last year and say "I can do so much better. How did I publish this?" But I still love them, but I know I have it in me to write much much better!
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind it is, I was driving back from skiing and it was late out and I just started thinking about some ideas. It started off with me and my friend talking about her falling off a cliff and then just like that we started brainstorming. I don't know if this idea will be used in the actual book T.H.U.N.D.E.R but I promise it will be a CLIFF HANGER
What do your fans mean to you?
I love hearing their opinions. When you're this young, supportive and nice comments from viewers make the world to me. I love all my followers!
What are you working on next?
Secret but heres the plot for some of them:

1) Two girls who have their lives switched and have to find each other to swap back. (Not as easy as it sounds!)

2) T.H.U.N.D.E.R Find the link on my bio

3) No title for this one yet, but it's indian mythology.
Who are your favorite authors?
Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Susan Collins, Margaret Peterson Haddix, James Dashner etc
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The curiosity of what might happen or I'll miss out on.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sports and school. It takes up a lot of my time. And of course, I love to Fanfiction and Roleplay on wikis and other places. Maybe I'll run into you!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Library, Smashwords or other sites
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think... Butterfly Blue is the only title I remember. I'm not positive but it's cute. Maybe I'll upload it just because memories. It's a little torn and wrinkles though!
What is your writing process?
I never had a writing process until this year. First, I plan out the story. It's helped a lot for me to stay on topic. Then I brainstorm and draw some pictures for fun and inspiration. Then, I quit working on it for a few days and come back to it. It really helps to sleep on it!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Boxcar children. They were my favorite! I remember reading it in the first grade and how I just loved it and wanted to make my own story of the Box Car children and make an adventure for them. I've always wanted to go live in some abandoned place with my siblings have and get jobs and work for money and have an awesome life like that. (Just for a little while though, I'd come back.)
How do you approach cover design?
Usually I take a picture, or try and find a good one from Google Images then edit it and add text. I'm going to find a better way to make covers though!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) The Son of Neptune
2) The Mark of Athena
3) The Maze Runner
4) Divergent
5) Michael Vey

Because, I just love these stories! They inspire me so much!
Published 2013-09-12.
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Stories from Camp Halfblood: Legends of the Heroes
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Price: Free! Words: 45,420. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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Collection of Jokes to make you Laugh!
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Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Thriller
ﭢDumb Blondes, cheesy, right out funny, and just plain old- jokes! ☺
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Katelyn has to deal with the death of her four year old brother Max. She attends the funeral, still filled with nothingness. What she doesn't know at first, is something her brother wants her to know- SHORT STORY Approx. 2 pages
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Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
Anne is about to embark on a journey no human has been before- the center of the Earth. Jonathon a native of Forgotten Island accompanies her-another rule the Forgotten Island has set up for her. The next best part? They get to go into the Missing Cave. Anne would never have done this- except that her grandfather, was counting on her.
The Gymnast Princess
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Price: Free! Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fiction
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