Interview with Lynette Ferreira

Where are you from? When were you born? Where do you live now?
I was born in 1967 in South Africa, and I now live in Derry/Londonderry
When did you start writing?
I have been writing stories since I can remember, albeit always in my head. It was only in 2008 when I sat down and set the ideas in my head free by typing that very first sentence to My Recycled Soul
How many stories have you published?
To date (end 2017), I have written the following:

NOVELS
> My Recycled Soul
> L.O.V.E.
> Guardian Angel
> Layered
> My Life Hereafter
> The Shape of My Soul
> Soul Drifter
> Dead Girl (Pre-Order)

NOVELLAS
> SPAM: Horror Story
> Viral: Horror Story
> The Girl in Room Thirteen
> Insight

SHORT STORIES
> Would you Remember ME
> All Over Again
> Only in My Memories
> The Dark, Dark House (A Collection of Flash Fiction)

SERIES:

The Vampire Pirate Saga
> William The Damned
> The Vampire Pirate’s Daughter
> The Vampire Virus
> The Vampire Legacy (Pre-Order)

The Counting Stars Series
> Forever Young

ForNever Series
> (Book One) Timeless
> (Book Two) Shade of Witch
> (Book Three) Infinite Futures (Pre-Order)

COMING YOUR WAY SOON
Lucas
Seeking Amy (The Counting Stars Series)
Ryan & Rebecca
Changed
The OtherWorld
What made you become an author?
Even though I was in a very well paid full time job when I started writing My Recycled Soul, I had this inner drive to write a story from finish to end, and once I started writing, I could not stop. The day I finished My Recycled Soul, I felt such an immense sense of accomplishment, greater than anything I had achieved up to that point in my life.
Why do you write books?
Writing is therapeutic, in a way. Considering some of my subject matter, it may seem as if I have been abused and am living upon the edges of suicide, but this is far from the truth. I grew up with a mom, and a dad, and two brothers in a happy, stable family even though we moved all the time. I cannot really explain it, but I have this deep empathy with the world, and I can cry for days about people I don't even know - just play me the right song :0)
Favorite Dessert
Anything in, on or smothered with chocolate.
Favorite colour?
Sinead asks me this all the time, and it seriously changes from day to day. All colours are pretty.
Dog or Cat?
I do love cats more than dogs, but only because cats are so much more independant. If I had a bigger house though, I'd have a dog as well. Dogs love with a total abandonment and recklessness without holding anything back, and sometimes I miss that.
How many children do you have?
Three - if you don't include my husband :O) - I have a son, William; two daughters, Tahne and Sinead; one daughter-in-law, Adelaide; one son-in-law, Danie; and one most awesomest grandson, Nathan.
What do your fans mean to you?
If not for my fans and all my readers, my stories would just be like an undiscovered planet in a far away galaxy. I am truly greatful to every single person who has read my stories - you are beyond AWEsome! X♥X♥
Published 2018-01-24.
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Books by This Author

Viral
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 23,490. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Richard wants to be famous. He wants to post a video on the internet and he wants it to go viral.
Spam: a Horror Novel
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 20,360. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Would you delete a chain letter if it predicted death? Marlene did.
When Destiny Collides
Series: Recycled Souls. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,310. Language: British English. Published: August 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
After Elizabeth and Jared survive an accident, she wishes everything could go back to the way they are supposed to be, but what if everything did happen for a reason?
Boarding School of Peculiar Girls
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Strange things happen to the girls at this Boarding House. In The Shape of My Soul, Amber can change her body to fit the shape of her soul. In The Girl in Room Thirteen, Alison feels possessed while there is a killer on the loose.
Forever Young
Series: Counting Stars. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,770. Language: British English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Aliens have never been this good-looking and for Jacob being a teen has never been so interesting.
The Girl In Room Thirteen & Other Scary Stories
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: British English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A collection of tales to scare. Let the cold fingers of horror brush lightly across the nape of your neck, as your eyes drift to dark corners filled with moving shadows. Three scary stories of ordinary people in a world where nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Soul Drifter
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 37,330. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Every night, Gaby meets Barclay in her dreams and she wishes she could find him in real life. It is as if they are connected in their dreams.
The Girl in Room Thirteen
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: British English. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
When Alison goes into room thirteen, alone and afraid, armed with only an Ouija Board, the dead girl gives her a riddle, which leads Alison on a journey to discover what really happened to Lily.
My Life Hereafter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: British English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Everything is exactly the same as before that day which she can now only vaguely remember. The day their school bus ran over the cliff. The day she and most of her fellow students ended up here. Sunel only wanted to play a little prank. She never considered the consequences.
Guardian Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,550. Language: British English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
As a love grows between a girl and an angel, Daimhin can do nothing to stop the inevitable.
Layered
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 43,350. Language: British English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
Caitlyn does everything in her power to pull Hannah into the darkness with her, but Hannah has hope.
The Vampire Legacy
Series: William: The Vampire Pirate Saga. Pre-release—available April 1, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
William is fast approaching the age when the virus will make him ill, and Susie will have to decide whether to let him die or let him be cursed to be a vampire. Susie ran away from everything she knew to keep William safe, but she should have known it would be impossible not to be found.
The Vampire Virus
Series: William: The Vampire Pirate Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: British English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Joseph did not expect the thirst for blood after he discovered the fountain of youth.
The Vampire Pirate's Daughter
Series: William: The Vampire Pirate Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: British English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Susie finds unconditional love where she wasn't even looking.
William The Damned
Series: William: The Vampire Pirate Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,670. Language: British English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
A deadly vampire should not fall in love - but that is exactly what happens to William.
My Recycled Soul
Series: Recycled Souls. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,560. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
All Elizabeth wants is for things to go back to the way they are supposed to be, but what if everything did happen for a reason?
Insight
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For the first time in his life, Daryl feels true attraction and discovers— the girl he cares for, is in danger.
Dead Girl
Series: Zombie Girl. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,240. Language: British English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Gen is an experiment. She is the first of her kind. Her name is Genesis and she must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny - with a little help from her new zombie friends.
The Shape of My Soul
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 36,990. Language: British English. Published: January 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
A story about a girl who can change her body to fit the shape of her soul.
Infinite Futures
Series: ForNever. Pre-release—available December 1, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Coming of age
The third episode in a captivating series about magic, in a world where love is lost, and true love must be realised before the last leaf falls.
A Shade of Witch
Series: ForNever. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,320. Language: British English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The second episode in a captivating series about magic, in a world where love is lost, and Heather can trust no one - not even the boy she loves.
Timeless
Series: ForNever. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,790. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The first episode in a captivating series about magic, in a world where love is lost, and only love's first kiss can break the curse.