Interview with Madison Sonnier

Who are your greatest writing influences?
Lori Deschene, Keltie Knight, Shannon Kaiser, and Therese Schwenkler
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I initially started writing my first eBook, I never thought I'd actually publish it. But a couple of years went by, I stumbled across it again, and considering that my drive and self-esteem were exceptionally higher than before, I decided to put it out into the universe and give it a fair chance. The people who have read it so far have loved it, so that's nice.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Love, creativity and coffee
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think it was a rip-off of Romeo & Juliet, and it was quite terrible. I've never been much of a fictional writer. I prefer writing non-fiction.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It's hard to narrow it down to five, but...

"Unbearable Lightness" by Portia de Rossi because it inspired me to open up about my own struggles, which led to the birth of my first eBook.

"Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro because it punched me in the soul, made me cry, made me think, and changed my outlook on life all at the same time.

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd because it's just a wonderful, heart-warming book with wonderful, heart-warming characters.

"Rockettes, Rockstars & Rockbottom" by Keltie Colleen (now Keltie Knight) because it's raw, real and inspiring.

"Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions" by Lori Deschene because whenever I'm feeling an intense emotion that I can't quite decipher, I grab it and flip to a random page. Nine times out of ten, the first passage my eyes land on is exactly what I need to hear at that moment. I kid you not. That book has magical powers.

I've read lots of great books, but I'm pretty picky about which ones I consider my favorites.
Published 2013-10-14.
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Books by This Author

Coming Clean (A Short Memoir): My Journey Through OCD and Post-High School Depression
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias
Troubled by a mysterious and disturbing inner voice as a child and thinking she would never do anything worthy in her life as a teen, the author opens up about her OCD and post-high school depression with raw depth and vulnerability. Her story is a quick read full of humanity, candor, hope and inspiration, and can help guide anyone on a developing journey of self-growth.