Louise Findlay writes short fantasy stories and inspirational poetry.
I have many ideas and outlines for bloodthirsty gory (better than twilight) vampire books most are still in the works and may be a while until they are released. One of these is a longer work (short story/novella) called A Spy in the Fu Vampires. It only is a beginning but has many bonus scenes which may be automatically included into one free version depending on the length.
I also have a story about three tribes living on a archipelago called The Tribes in the Hollow which is further along but has a long way still to go.
There is a book which will be in a series, The Battle of the Mystical Arrowhead which is set in Ancient China with a ancient feud between 2 neighboring countries. It is half-way done.
(05 May 2014) Finished a huge update of my website and updating most (not all) of my books on Amazon. The Rogue's Odyssey (an epic-length poem with a medieval style with swords and sorcery, prophecies, Mages and Thieves) is currently being edited (see website for more info if you want to help) and will be submitted to an anthology then published.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing a proper story about 3 or 4 years ago called The Tribes in the Hollow (which I haven't finished yet) and abandoned it later. My mum had started writing a children's picture book series called Teabaggers (which is on smashwords) and I looked up sites for publishers and found smashwords. A few years later I was back into the writing mood and remembered smashwords so I looked at it, decided I liked it and signed up.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No but I liked writing in school but the first serious story I wrote was The Tribes in the Hollow which I haven't finished yet.
A poem about two wizards that have been trained by the best mages, warlocks and magicians of the world. They happen to live on opposite hills in the countryside. One day they decide to fight. Will the hills by destroyed? Will the countryside turn to rubble? Who will survive?
A cargo ship going to China carrying sapphire gemstones from Sri Lanka goes past a unknown volcanic island called Slinga Island. Between a destructive dragon summoned from a chinese cash coin and a erupting volcano. Will everyone on the ship survive?
I really enjoyed the tribe. It was short but captivated your attention. I have read it many times. I hope to read many more stories of the tribe.
See my work at www.smashwords.com/profile/view/angel7090695001
See my website at louisefindlaybooks.webs.com
Shadow Stalker: The Hidden Truth is the first episode of a serialised book series.
It has a very good backstory which balances well with driving the plot forward with the events of the book.
It has diverse characters with Auren, (a typical teenager who wants to rebel against her foster father, Kado's protective grasp) Jade, (Auren's friend who has led a very sheltered life) Deaken (Auren's other friend who knows how to fight and wants to make his own decisons) and Kado (who has a duty to protect and guide Auren whatever the cost.)
I like the shamanic qualities of the Shadow Stalkers and their rulers, (of want of a better word) the Shadow People. It is good that the Shadow Stalkers are not all powerful and that delving into the shadow world holds it's own dangers.
The story has a good climatic ending which makes it obvious that it is not over and there is more instalments to come.
All in all, a great book that is definitely worth reading. I can't wait for the episodes to come.