Interview with Gyneth Fedelmid

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 12 as a way to cope with depression. Found I had a nack for it and just kept powering on. Now days I still cope from time to time, but writing became my passion. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in all sorts of places. We were forever moving around when I was a kid. It didn't influence my writing so much as it gave me ideas for it. It's a hell of a thing to be driving down a highway and have that thought pop up in your head, "Oh hey! That'd make a good book!"
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Oh hell. I don't know. I just like to write.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Yes it has, actually. With both my young adult books (under a different name for obvious reasons) it helped me sell more books than I would have thought possible on my own.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing video games with my husband, gardening, and petting my cats. I know, oh so exciting.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching those stories form and staring desperately as the Characters run off with them.
Who are your favorite authors?
I've got a healthy book collection going on (though my husband would disagree). I've got Nora Roberts, Lynn Veihl, Jennifer Ashley, Sharon Sala, and we might be here for hours...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Not a damn thing. I'd lay there all day, but my characters won't let me =P
What's the story behind your latest book?
Interesting story. The original draft started because I looked at my sister one day and the introvert she was, and just wondered, what would happen if she woke up one day and said, "Fuck it, I'm going crazy." It all just sort of developed from there. Honestly didn't expect to make a book out of it, but once the characters develop in your head, they have a mind of their own.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on another adult romance, the first installment to a series titled: The Winds of Change. I'm still in the first draft stages though. So no peeking.
Published 2016-06-28.
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Graced with Compassion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 169,300. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
When love does something unexpected... Derek hadn't been looking to settle down, not even when a woman seemed to capture both his heart and soul. Now another has claimed him and he fights to keep control of his emotions. She's got beauty, a kind heart, and the curves of a goddess. What does he have to lose?