Interview with Molly Lea

Describe your desk
My desk is very cluttered. I have everything from pens and paper to a Hello Kitty coloring book. I actually don't write at my desk, I feel more comfortable laying on my bed or lying on a couch.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Florida but after turning two my family moved around quite a bit. I was never a military baby, my dad just had many different jobs. I'm not sure if the constant moving has influenced my writing, except in the people I have met. People that I have met in my youth sometimes end up in my stories in some way or another. Usually whichever feature of them I remember the clearest.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poems when I was six. When I started middle school I moved from poems to short stories. I started and finished my first novel when I turned 14. Personally I hate it, but it was the start that I needed to continue writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book that I am writing right now is totally consuming my life. All of the characters are based off of my current friend group (everyone has such vibrant personalities I had to use them). The description that I would give this book is a modern lord of the rings with a twist. I can't say much more than that, and no I have not taken anything from Tolkien but I love mythical creatures.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm not sure if I would describe myself as an indie author, but I don't think I fit into any other category.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ability to create a complete world from my own imagination where the rules of reality don't matter and I make up all the rule.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love anyone who reads my work. I appreciate it and it gives me a reason to continue to write.
What are you working on next?
I am actually working on two different works at the moment. One is a fictional work and the other is actually editing a finished work. My main focus right now is finishing the book I have started and editing the book I finished.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lori Wick, Katie MacAlister, Tamera Pierce are my favorite authors. I find it a bit funny that they are all so vastly different genre wise. I feel like that shows the type of person that I am.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Food. I am the biggest foodie alive and I feel like if there is nothing good for me to eat, then I should just sleep the day away.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to sing, I usually can be found singing at any time of day. I also love to dance and usually do this as a work out. When I am not doing either of those I can be found hanging out with my friends, eating, and just enjoying life.
Published 2014-04-29.
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Books by This Author

Easy Minds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,150. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Being a psychologist is never easy, especially if you have problems of your own. Melissa is one such example living and loving in the heart of New York City. Her love life is a mess, strung along by the man she loves her work begins to suffer and her life becomes unbalanced. Now the choice must be made between love and chaos or balance. In the end, which will leave her with an Easy Mind?