Interview with L. Nahay

Published 2013-12-12.
When did you first start writing?
I don't remember when I started, I just always remember writing. I carry around a large bin of notebooks with stories and ideas and possibilities I'd written as child. Everything I wrote prior to the age of ten is lost.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Oh, so many! Put simply, it is a saga of mothers and daughters, love and loss, strength and vulnerability.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Independance. The freedom to write and publish my way without begging for permission to do so.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing in and of itself is my only time of peace. I feel more comfortable with who I am and within my skin when I can let my thoughts free and write. It is where I feel certain and confident, where I can bend rules and explore impossible possibilities.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on book two (three, four.....) of Red Moonglow on Snow!
Who are your favorite authors?
Victor Hugo. Laini Taylor. Sherri S. Tepper.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Yea, I am so not a morning person. Getting out of bed in the morning is the hardest thing I accomplish every day. I write at night when everyone's asleep, and tend to forget to go to sleep at a decent hour.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my boys :)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By accident!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I remember my 2nd grade teacher discovering my writing and having me read aloud. I used my classmates names and I remember them laughing at whatever their namesakes would do. I remember their smiles and their excitement- the effect my words could have on others.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was a voracious reader as a kid. I read whatever I found. So I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I do remember the first story that had the greatest impact on me: Les Miserables. I read it when I was 16/17. I was absolutely blown away and in love. Victor Hugo's interconnectedness between each of his characters, the humanity he captured, and his compassion was brilliant. I quickly followed that read with Hunchback. Another amazing story. His influence- unplanned- is noticeable in RMOS.
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