Interview with Lorraine Gokul

How do you approach cover design?
A picture tells a thousand words and I love my cover to express and grasp a reader.
What do you read for pleasure?
Poetry and short stories.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Book signings , word of mouth and ebooks.
Describe your desk
It's not cluttered very organised, everything I wrote or jot down is either in a diary or notepad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in South African , a beautiful place called Durban. I was always creative in writing. I never saw the writer in me until after I married. I would write on a page and keep it . These were mostly poetry. Writing my first book was enhanced by me during script writing. My second book was inspired by the emotional roller coaster ride in my marriage. My third book was inspired by my faith and the real life experiences.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2008. It took me 29days to write. Without editing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My intimate dream lover- is my latest book. After an accident three-month in a coma, Jenna recovers to face the news that her fiancé is dead. Trish her sister takes care of Jenna who is mentally depressed and emotionally exhausted, with the hope of her getting better. However, when Jenna starts talking about a dream lover, her sister then commits her to a mental institute. Jenna’s action of mental illness shows, but is Jenna’s dream lover a figment of her imagination or does he really exist?
A sequence of episodes will have you entangled in a story, which will leave you bewildered.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Honestly, I knew nothing about publishing. I saw an online advert and contacted the publisher. They walked me through the process of publishing. I gained knowledge from hereon- I understood about traditional and self publishing. I took on the task of teaching new authors to write and get published. It easier to be an indie author. However, I still try sending out book proposal hoping ...yeah hoping...
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm new to smashwords and I have received sales- I'm sure it's going to do well.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ablity to express myself and to be any character within the story. I mean creating a character you actually have to think like that person. It's a fantasy world I can temporarily live in.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are important to me they inspire me to keep writing and I'm always wanting to give them the best.
What are you working on next?
A short story "The silence of the sea."
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My granddaughter's my most precious and adorable... -the reason for waking up each day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watch a movie, go out into town, beach, bowling , casino or shopping. Other times I just relax and read.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search online or get notification from author hubs.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Will love justify everything? Does love overcome the injustices of life?
What is your writing process?
Get an idea- create a synopsis. I feel once I have the synopsis I flow with a story quickly. It's easier to build characters that way.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
James Hadley Chase novel was my older siblings hand me down. I read of Carol blandish a mental girl a killer. The story kind of stuck with me . I was too young to remember the title. I would certainly read it again.
Published 2018-03-03.
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Books by This Author

Plagued by the throngs of evil
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Plagued by the throngs of evil touches on the battles we face daily. The conflict between a physical and spiritual world, it gives rise from personal experiences to encounters as it happened. It shows how God communicates with us through visions, dreams, and voices. How we do not understand and only realize the message after it happens.
Will love justify everything? Does Love overcome the injustices of Life?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
When Susan Haden, accepts the job in Durban, her passion for the beach, leaves her raped, pregnant and emotionally tortured. Due to her tenacious mother Lydia, and strong religious beliefs, she faces the daunting task, of having the baby. Six years later, she falls in love and marries, handsome Jake Stanton, keeping her past a secret.On their honeymoon, a horrible truth about him reveals itself.
I NEED TO FIND ME
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,930. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
I need to find me is based on true emotions.This book is dedicated to all abused women. Who are trapped in relationships? Where circumstances tend to overcrowd their judgments? The emotional trauma is true and is fused in with fiction to give the reader a gripping story.