Interview with L Wilson

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy reading of course, I'm a big fan of Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Harlan Ellison, and many others. I also illustrate so you'll find me with a sketch pad more often then not. Beyond that I'm just your typical long walk star gazing schmuck.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Actually yes, It was the Hobbit, I remember that was the first story that just made me wish to be in a strange fantastical land. I was so taken in by the characters and the landscape. I remember for a long time after I read that book, my creative writing assignments would turn out to be along that vein whether that's what the teacher wanted or not.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Actually I use Calibre I do not as of yet own a Kindle or I-pad So I read most of my e-books right here at my desk top. I'm still really big on if I am going to hold a book I want paper.
Describe your desk
Okay, Its a large flat five foot by six foot block of wood wedge in a funky corner behind a stairwell. I have it a little messy at the moment a miss mash of illustrations and computer cables run along the center of it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural New England and I think the small town living, scenery, and weird weather tends to creep into my stories whether I want it to or not.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a kid, In my adult life I illustrated and wrote gag cartoons for local papers then my own web-comics and comic books and it just kind of blossomed into books from there.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact that no respectable publisher would have me ....HA...HA...heh....erhmmm.... Actually it stems back to my web-comic days I love the freedom of writing what comes to my mind and we live in an age that allows someone to bring art and stories directly to the readers.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They push me to be a little better, a little more professional, and more polished with my style. If the reader's here don't like what your doing you're gonna know it and I don't think anyone gets better without some healthy criticism.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That's an easy question, knowing that someone read something I wrote and enjoyed it enough to tell someone else about it. That to put it simply makes me feel good inside.
What do your fans mean to you?
The fans make a writer, I think the world of anyone that takes the time to read my work and enjoy talking with as many as I can. They are the best !!!
What are you working on next?
Next is a collection of short stories that are going to be a little dark ...and I'll just leave it at that.
Published 2015-09-23.
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Books by This Author

Just One Zombie
You set the price! Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
-This is an early rough version I uploaded mainly as a fun little tidbit for my social media followers yes it has errors in it that's the point- Four friends gather together for a weekend of gaming when they encounter the ultimate monster cliche. A zombie, but how tough can it be? I mean seriously. It's just one zombie.