Interview with Joy Yee

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing would have to be the possibilities that can arise from my imaginations and being able to put that into words, simple words that bring people into a journey. To dive deep, to sink in and to immerse their whole being into the story as they allow me to. I love seeing how different people would react to different turn of events in books, you can tell they want a certain ending, or they are not sure where the journey will lead, or how they are just itching for more.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favourite books are:

1. Persuasion by Jane Austen
2. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
(as you can already tell, HUGE Jane Austen fan)
4. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
5. Nevermor by Lani Lenore
(Another amazing writer. I can never forget the day i accidentally read her book and from the first page, it was so hard to tear my eyes away. It was THAT good)

Basically any author that can hold my attention because my attention span for reading books is not much :P
What's your stand on books of the current generation?
I think books of the current generation should be (with all that immense talent) focused on building people and not throwing them down into ceaseless banter of how horrible life is. I believe words and stories are powerful impacts and where there are younger readers introduced, writers hold the power in shaping their life by introducing a tale that is positive. To me, it's definitely easier to write a dark fantasy novel but at the same time, I don't want to make people depressed once they finish reading my book.
I want them to see possibilities.
Describe your desk
My desk is ... in one word, A HUGE MESS! Lemme describe: Notebooks, piled on top of Archie Comic books (loyal fan), a stuffed wombat on top facing a blue bucket on top of a handkerchief and inside of it, a heat pad; the bucket resting comfortably on some college brochures. Next to it, stationary holder(s) next to colour papers, with a big white stuffed toy dog resting on some name cards, briefly touching a vintage toy robot (i collect weird stuff). A folded umbrella sits in the middle with 2 pairs of earphones tangled somewhere on top of it and a compilation of doggie medicine and doggie toothpaste remains in a corner. The computer...almost never sits on the desk :P it's too full
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me is my little toy poodle :) she makes me smile every time. It's always great having my dog by my side, just looking at her, it's as if she's always smiling and it brightens up my day every time. I wake up to the sight of being able to spend my time with her whenever I can.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, I like playing the guitar or the piano and see where different notes and keys can take me ie, on some musical journey with how chords match with each other and how you could write songs with what little formation of chords you can find. I am no expert but music always relaxes me :)
Published 2014-09-04.
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Books by This Author

The Inventor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,380. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The short tale of the eccentric Inventor and his Assistant who lives in Sapphire Land, creating the most wonderful inventions known. The friendship is interrupted when the Inventor hires a young lady Assistant. Before long, they are set together to create a portal machine to travel between worlds into other lands. The adventure is cut short when they soon find the machine is sought after by others
Babysitting The President's Daughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Big city girl Riley gets sent to her uncle’s place in Everton into straighten out certain things in her life for a gap year at his bookshop. The real mystery begins when her uncle brings home a girl and leaves her in Riley's care with strict instructions not to tell a single soul. She finds the people in Everton are not as innocent as thought when the President and his family are kidnapped.