Interview with Lo-arna Green

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and I am not talking about it. I was eight!
What is your writing process?
Until recently, I didn't really have a process. I just sat down and emptied my head of a story as needed.
Now I am trying the disciplined thing. I treat my office like I've gone to work. Shutting myself up for hours.
I dump the story as quickly as my fingers (and real-life) allow and tidy it up from there.
Describe your desk
I don't like clutter so it just has my laptop, a photo of my family, a mini Buddha, a purple vase thing and a sign that says, 'Believe.'
When did you first start writing?
Around eight years old. I started off with poems, then on to short stories. I actually wrote a series when I was twelve but I got rid of it. I wish I could read it again.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have toyed with the idea for years and kicking myself for waiting!
My words could stay locked on USB devices forever or they could be out there, for others to read.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Emptying my head. It gets loud sometimes. I love surprising even myself sometimes with the directions I go in.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like romance, horror/suspense and sci-fi.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I browse. I love discovering indie authors especially and those who aren't widely talked about. I feel like I am a sheep if I go for what everyone else is in to. If I like the book, I then search for everything that person has written.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country and I am glad I did. I live in the city now (though Perth is still a pretty laid-back sleepy place) and I am glad I had the experiences I did. Art and individuality was always encouraged in our household and I want that for my kids too.
What are you working on next?
Too many things! I have two current WIP's and another two on the way from there. It's all fun and games though.
Published 2016-02-20.
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Books by This Author

Teddy Bear & Pringle Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: Australian English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
Poetry from the heart. This will take you on a journey of extreme love.
True Colours
Pre-release—available November 22, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
An All The Colours novella -- Stella's story. Readers wanted to know more about Stella and now they will.
Pockets of Sunshine
Pre-release—available December 18, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An upcoming romance novel by Lo-arna Green. More details to come.
Believe in Stone
Pre-release—available December 19, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Anna Stone is just an average teenager. Until she isn't. A coming of age story with other beings, boys that may or may not mess with her brain and a weird family dynamic.
Paper Dreams
Pre-release—available November 2, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Holes burn through bone in this beautifully tragic love story.
Two Feet and a Heartbeat
Pre-release—available January 2, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Two Feet and a Heartbeat isn't a typical girl meets boy. When everything around you crumbles, make sure you have love on your side.
All The Scars
Series: All The Colours. Pre-release—available October 12, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
All The Scars is a book about forgiveness—forgiving ourselves and others. And second chances. Do scars change the essence of our spirit?
All The Games
Series: All The Colours. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,680. Language: Australian English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
All The Games follows a spirited heroine and explores family loyalty and unwavering love. As well as those people who just happen to bury themselves under your skin . . . whether you want them there or not.
Kaleidoscopes
Pre-release—available June 28, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
With a twist, everything changes. Some changes are beautiful, bringing love and fun. Others are heavy, bringing heartache. Don't get too comfortable. You never know when it might change again.
All The Darkness
Series: All The Colours. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,280. Language: Australian English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
How do we convince ourselves we deserve happiness? How do we live with the dark acts we have committed? All the Darkness explores the parts of our minds we try to keep hidden, even from ourselves.
All The Colours
Series: All The Colours. Price: Free! Words: 51,000. Language: Australian English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
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This book is about finding yourself in hard situations. Finding love is the cherry on top of the really complicated and colourful cake!