Interview with Chelsea Lewyss

Who are your favorite authors?
I really love Erin Hunter! They're the ones who got me writing in the first place, because I loved their series so much. Stephen King is probably a second favorite. He's a legend!
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! Knowing that people are reading what I've written only inspires me to write more, with more purpose than solely for my own enjoyment. I love to write for others!
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually go back to Erin Hunter's Warrior Cats series. That brings back a lot of memories. Plus, it's rather interesting, and I'm not always a fan of human characters. I prefer animals or half-animal.
Describe your desk
A mess of post-it notes, pens, highlighters, and papers.
When did you first start writing?
I was in 4th grade when I first started writing with the intent to become an author. Our English teacher told us of a poetry contest and urged us all to enter. When I managed to get my poem published in the book, I suddenly realized, "Yeah! That's what I want to do!" I was so happy and proud of myself!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was always some tornado story with cats for characters! Those were my two favorite things growing up. I can't remember specifics,
What is your writing process?
When I get an idea in my head, it takes way too much time for me to come up with a really good, luring first sentence! After that, I just go with the flow and edit later on.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I really love being able to escape from the real world. People who don't enjoy writing don't understand; you can literally paint your own canvas and create your own ideal reality. It's a wonderful way of escaping from the stresses things like work and school can bring. That's why I love it so much.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm new here, so I can't really answer that. But I do love that I can get myself published for other people to read my writing so easily!
What are you working on next?
I'm going to try my hand at erotic fiction; if that doesn't work out very well, I'll probably slide back into the romance/fantasy void.
Published 2015-02-17.
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Books by This Author

Unbound
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Unbound is a collection of six short stories and flash fiction. Each one tells a different story and shows a different path of darkness.