Interview with Malie Olivier

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction and Romance Books - I would say Hunger Games, Twilight, Keeper of the Light, The Watchers, Lab Rat One.
What do you read for pleasure?
Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Gobi e-reader
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word-of-mouth
Describe your desk
Wooden desk, laptop, cup of coffee, pens and exam pad for ideas. Laptop on and ready for when inspiration strikes.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Grew up and live in South Africa so my books have an South African 'flavor' to them.
When did you first start writing?
I have always enjoyed writing, but have only seriously considered writing for more than the enjoyment I get out of it, in the last year or so.
What's the story behind your latest book?
An impact event takes place and the main characters have to fight to survive. I touch on the issues of survival and forgiveness.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have all these stories that are just waiting to be written.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a terrific platform to publish on.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The enjoyment of my readers.
Published 2016-11-19.
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Books by This Author

Lira
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,890. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Lira and Luca were placed in the care of guardians at a young age. When Luca, her brother, leaves to work in Hope, Lira is pursued by Frank; he is not as likable as he seems, After he tries to kill her, she flees to Hope and discovers that she has powers. Lira and Luca save her biological parents from a sleeping spell and Lira finds true love.
Feed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,320. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Sam and Julian visit the different Children's Camps to collect evidence against the Unity Party, They are confronted with the evil that men do when they have lost their humanity. If you enjoy speculative fiction and horror - you will enjoy this book.
Starve
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,620. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
Dr Robert White does research on the influence of growth hormones, antibiotics and pesticides on humans. He warns the government but gets fired instead. His niece Samantha Locke gets sent to Children’s Camp 2 (CC2) after her mother kills her father. At CC2 she learns about the importance of food in a society where the economy has collapsed.
Impact Event
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,760. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Earth's population is nearly destroyed by a series of events. Lizzy and her family must learn how to survive and forgive. If you enjoy Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction and Romance then you will enjoy this book.