Interview with Ella Jayde

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in my diary when I was 6 years old. I made it a ritual every night to write about the going-ons of my day. It's funny because I would usaully address it to my future self. "Hey you, looking older huh?"
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I really just enjoy letting it out. Sometimes I feel like I have so many stories bottled up. Sharing them is like a release to the world.
What are you working on next?
This really fun fantasy story of a family much like mine. Except there all unique ginormous animals being ruled by a strange unearthly government.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jodi Piccoult. James Patterson. Roald Dahl. Mitch Albom.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My little guy, Sam. He's changed the way I see everything. There's truly no love like the love for your child. And I just want to make every day happy for him.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Roald Dahls, "The Magic Finger." His imagination and storytelling was so colorful and different. I remember re-reading his book and thinking, I want to write like that!
How do you approach cover design?
One of my side gigs is photography. After writing my story I like to try to photograph what the biggest message of my book is.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm an original black & white kindle girl.
Describe your desk
Soft, light blue lilacs, fluffy pillows. Just a bed. (Wish I had a desk)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think e-books is the most accessible way to read today. The world is all right at our fingers, so what better way is there to publish then what is right in front of you?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on Long Island. Most people that are born here, stay here. Always having aunts, uncles and cousins around really built the foundation of the importance of family to me. That's also the underlying message in most of my work.
Published 2016-01-18.
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Books by This Author

Full of Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
To be full of life is a state of mind. It can be seen in the face of an infant child, but how about the hands that hold that infant, whether old or sick, life is inside all of us. The troubles with this world today is the mind often wanders from life, focusing on distractions and forces that move people away from there sole being, the source of their creation, and the gift of life within them.