Interview with N.L. Churney

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Illinois. I loved to play with my dolls, making up different stories about their everyday life. I would have them have wonderful adventures, conflicts, and romance. I would love to make stories up and act them out. I would be every character in the play. As I became an adult, these story lines only grew. So I decided to start writing them down, sharing them with people. The response was always the same, a wonderful story. I now want to bring what I've always done to people everywhere.
When did you first start writing?
Technically, I was story telling from the age of 3years old. But, actually writing them down? I'd say around the time I was 7 or 8 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
'Fade to White' is inspired by a true story. The person the story is inspired by is a very dear person to me. She lived through this horror.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think there are several reasons why. First, I am not a patient person. I know what I want when I want it. Traditional publishing is great. But, for me, when I'm finished with my books, I want people to have access to them immediately. Second, I have more control over what is done to the book. I have spent a massive amount of time on this labor of love. I have very specific ideas on how I want it to look. And Finally, I love the challenge of self-publishing. When a challenge is presented, I'm up for it!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting the movie that is obsessively playing in my head out. I can actually see the scenes playing out before my eyes. The excitement of showing that movie to someone else. I'm not very well spoken, but give me a pen and paper, and it's on!
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean EVERYTHING to me. If I didn't have fans, then I wouldn't have an audience. Fans are the reason I write.
What are you working on next?
I've got several things running through my brain at the moment. Too many to count. But know this, it will be a great romance.
Who are your favorite authors?
Colleen Hoover, Stephen King, Jamie McGuire...There are too many to count.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband! Oh, and of course writing the next great novel for my fans. haha
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Right now, we're remodeling our home. So that takes up a large part of my time. I love the beach! Basically, anywhere I can be near water.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover different books by browsing the 'these readers also read" place on my e-reader. And by the things my friends are reading.
Published 2014-09-20.
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Books by This Author

Sara: The Beginning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,240. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Sara: The Beginning, the story of one woman's life changing drama. Through humor, love, loss, and acceptance ...Her story begins. The first book in a three part series,
Fade to White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Literature » Literary
After a near fatal attack at the hands of her abusive husband, Nicole -a beautiful, young, mother- must go into hiding, leaving the only friends she has ever had. Including Shawn, the only man her heart belongs to. Fade to White is pages full of earthshattering emotion, paranormal guardians, steamy romance, and unexpected twists that will keep you guessing. Inspired by true events.