Interview with Lidia Adaman-Tremblay

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I came to Canada speaking to different languages - Russian and Spanish. As I started to learn English, I fell in love with words, their structure, and later with grammar. It was fascinating to me how language was put together. Of course, I also read books from a very young age, so it only a matter of time that I would start writing. And here I am!
What do your fans mean to you?
The world - they mean the world to me! Sharing my work with people and having their feedback is amazing. Thank you each and every one of you!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Wow - that's a difficult one to answer. I think I would say seeing my inner images and dialogue come to life on the page. Getting my books delivered to the door is something I can never get tired of.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm working on a post-apocalyptic novel and am done the first draft. Working on the second draft for some reason is much harder - lol! I find I have to do a lot of rewriting, and discard a lot that has already been written. It's something that progresses slowly, but it will be done some time during 2016.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love science fiction and fantasy, so it's no big surprise that my favourite authors would come from that genre. Let's see - at the top of the list would be there's Charles de Lint, Anne McCaffrey, Guy Gavriel Kay, Freda Warrington and Stephen R. Donaldson, among many, many more..
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm retired, so I do whatever I want, or don't want to do, lol! Sometimes I sew (I used to be a costume designer), I work out, read and socialize, spend time with my grandkids too.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The internet is an amazing virtual space. It was inevitable that I would come across e-books. Since my living space is rather small, I appreciate having e-books o my computer. That ever-expanding library doesn't require me to buy any more bookshelves!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh yes, and fortunately it doesn't exist any more (although I think it would have been fun to read it now). I was about 13 or 14 when I started handwriting a time-travel book in first person. Somewhere along the line it was lost and now exists only in my memories. The second book I worked on was started in the late 1980's, and finally got completed a couple of years ago. I may publish it here on Smashwords soon.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not exactly. I do know that I started going to the library regularly when I was about 11 years old, and read a lot of juvenile material then. I do, however, remember the impact that first book had on me - I sat in wonder with the book on my knees, amazed that I finished 'A. Whole. Book'! Even now, when I finish a volume, I sit there absorbing the magic of the words before going onto the next one.
How do you approach cover design?
I would love to have artists work on my covers, but I simply can't afford it. Quite contrary to the popular belief, writers don't get paid huge amounts. I am too old to seek out 'conventional' publishers, so I do my own cover art, using photographs I have taken over the years.
Have you written anything else?
Yes, I have. I've written a fantasy trilogy with the overall title of 'Stonewood Vale', several books on spirituality and dreams (obviously dreams are very important to me), and an anthology of short stories and poetry. Always exciting to come up with new tales!
Published 2016-02-28.
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Books by This Author

Harriet's Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,300. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Harriet, Sarah's landlady, tells her story in the exciting conclusion of the Stonewood Vale series. Join Harriet Pringle as she tells of her adventures, love and heartbreaks..
Nightshade
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,360. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Beatrix Wallace is a friendly senior and owner of a book store. Things take a sinister turn when she finds a young street girl huddled against her building one morning. Strand by strand secrets are unraveled and the mystery unfolds.
Kaleidoscope
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,610. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ordinary people in an ordinary small town get caught up in extraordinary adventures off-world and on Earth.Worlds of wonder and hellish vistas open before them, but all this pales in comparison to meeting - themselves!
My Night Life 2015
Price: Free! Words: 92,820. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is a collection of my dreams, notes about dreams and some meditation for the year 2015. The dreams are exciting to me, opening up a whole new side of life. Through them, I see patterns emerge, and learn how to interpret the dreamscape.