Interview with Faidra-Foteini Petaniti

What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that has to do with any genre of Fantasy (from High to Urban)
Futuristic-Dystopian Community Books
Very specific Sci-Fi books
Mystery-thriller books (especially Agatha Christie type) is also a guilty pleasure
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Mouth to mouth marketing, mostly to friends and family. Not a big fan of the Social Media
When did you first start writing?
My first attempts at writing begin from childhood, since I was nine or ten. The first serious attempt was around twenty.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is also my first book. It's a mashup of wishful thinking (superpowers), real life characters (friends), movies and books, and a hidden desire to escape my everyday life for something better.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
when I was a kid, I went through some rough family and school times. The only help was the books I was reading, because I could escape in whatever world I wished to. It may sound stupid, but if even one person can escape, be motivated or helped with my book, then my task is complete.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By giving me the chance to publish my work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The way I can reshape my characters and places the way I want, and the way the characters shape themselves, guiding my mind and my fingers.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't want to think anyone as a "fan". The people that read my books are more my travelling companions, than anything.
What are you working on next?
The second part of the Canton Chronicles series.
Who are your favorite authors?
The first author I fell in love with is Stephen King. Then a number of others, J.K. Rowling, Agatha Christie, Clive Barker and Philip K. Dick to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I healthy in my mind and soul. As a nurse, that is the alpha and omega in my life. And also, my husband.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Music, music, music.... and movies... and books.... and long walks.
Published 2017-01-02.
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Books by This Author

Canton Chronicles:Rising Power
Series: Canton Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 69,780. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In a hidden land, protected by three all-powerful spiritual beings, a lost ship is stranded. Its passengers are accepted as the island's residents, being granted superpowers. After a long period of progress and a devastating war, peace rules over the land for over seventy years. Now, as a new threat arises, a band of troubled friends are granted new Powers, destined to become Heroes.