Interview with Emily Rachelle

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. I have an old Kindle -- only the second generation ever released -- that's bigger and slower than newer styles, but I love it. I've never tried any other devices.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I absolutely love the first stages of the creative process, the brainstorming. Designing a whole person -- a whole cast of people, even -- is thrilling. World building is the best freedom in art that I can find. Holding complete control over the lives of these fictional characters... I imagine it's a bit like being God, but without responsibility. How do you beat that?
What are you working on next?
As far as what I'll write next, I'm not sure. But there's one book I already have written. It needs a ton of work; still, I plan for it to be the next story available to readers. It's a Beauty and the Beast adaptation that will be the first in a fairy tale retelling series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh, there are so many! Cidney Swanson is my favorite current author (and a fellow Smashwords indie!) I also love the works of Robin Jones Gunn, Melody Carlson, Shannon Hale, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Suzanne Collins, Kat Zhang, Ally Condie, Shannon Dittemore, Ally Carter... I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Oh, the usual: homework, Netflix, chocolate.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Well, the first story I remember writing was technically a poem, about a baby that copied a woman. They both laughed, cried, and got fat.
How do you approach cover design?
I don't. I pay someone else to approach it. In all honestly, my artistic skills are limited at best, and I have no software on my computer that wasn't free.
What is your earliest memory?
Hm... I think it's my brother and I playing with his Buzz Lightyear toy. Toy Story was still a hot new movie, and the oldest of my brothers was my only sibling at the time. We were living in Germany. I think he and I were sitting behind my dad's green armchair in the living room.
If you saw someone shoplifting, what would you do?
Um. Report them. Duh.
What if it were someone you knew?
Tell my mom and see what she recommends. Probably end up reporting them anyway, and then asking them to please get help if this is a regular thing.
Published 2014-01-15.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Sixteen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Nikki has never gotten along with her mother, so when Nikki meets someone, it's no surprise his age is all her mom sees. Thankfully, Nikki's dad allows Nikki and Matt to be together. Nikki is on cloud nine... until the Fourth of July picnic. Now a very changed Nikki has to make choices that will affect her every relationship.