Interview with Lillian Babineaux

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I get out of writing is the doorway it opens to other worlds. I get to escape reality and become a great warrior or magical mage.
Who are your favorite authors?
Favorite authors are Sarah J. Maas, Edgar Allen Poe, and J. K. Rowling.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To live and squeeze joy and happiness into my friends.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I normally listen to music, read, or just simply talk with my friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I first started writing about two years ago, I created the first draft of my series, "Forgotten Senses". After seeing how many people loved the characters and plot, I began to think more into it. I began to give the characters stories and expanded on the idea of it. Now, it is becoming my prize work.
What is your writing process?
Listen to music. Type up a draft. Then reread and edit it about a billion times.
How do you approach cover design?
Normally, I just find a random anime photo that fits the character or story and I edit it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1.) The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas. I love how there are strong female characters, the fantasy portion, and how a person with a horrific background can become something amazing.

2.) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I like the symbolism in the book and the realistic view of what may become of our society.

3.) Envy and Betrayal by Gregg Olsen. I love the mystery in them and the unique ability of the twin sisters.

4.) Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. I love the magical world and the twists and turns.

5.) Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. I use to love this book back in junior high. I loved all the fantasy elements.
Describe your desk
Very messy
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a confined home. I was never allowed to really go out or let anyone come over so I turned to books. After reading so many, I got bored and predicted some of the endings almost spot on. So, I started writing and came up with twists and turns that would leave anyone guessing and wanting more.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just wanted to start showing what I can do in the world and I have a feeling that this will be a good start in life.
Published 2017-04-30.
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