Interview with Onasmusic

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the south in Arkansas youngest of six. I believe that the influence came from the fact that was was not the healthiest child and spent a lot of time reading any thing and everything I could get my hands on. I loved the escape it gave me from my real world. I would sit for hours learning about history and mythology and I just love Judy Bloom and the Boxcar Children. I would visit museums and I became fascinated with wildlife. I believe that is why my first publish story had fantasy and wildlife.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story in the fourth grade. I wrote my first poem in the first grade. I have been telling stories for as long as I can remember. My mother tells me that I told her my first story when I was 4/5 something like that the story was about my previous life and how I came to be her daughter.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always wanted to publish a book but I never knew how or had the time to find out raising four children all alone. I stumbled upon Smashwords one night and starting reading the books. I decided it was time I fulfilled one of my dreams and published a book. This has given me the chance to put books out there and see if my style has an audience. I am hooked now I write more than I have in years and plan to continue publishing on Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I see a blank page and fell that I must cover it with words. I have so many voices in my head and no that is not a bad thing. I enjoy putting those stories on paper. I receive so much joy when I feel the characters coming together, when I disappear into the world I created and get lost. I find so much joy in someone reading one of my stories and getting it. But mostly I get joy in just writing about anything and everything.
Published 2013-09-07.
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Books by This Author

Phoenix Rising Book Two: Phoenix
Series: Phoenix Rising, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
phoenix, rain and hawk have settled into a happy mated trio. someone is not happy with that and he will do anything he can to have her for himself. an old friend brings some much needed information and another friend finds her mate.
Phoenix Rising Book One Hawk
Series: Phoenix Rising, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
my first book..this a story of love, magic, wolves and birds all finding true love maybe. phoenix is happy for the first time in her life. she has a mate she loves and who loves her. a knock on the door and a dream brings hawk with news of trouble. will hawk help her or distroy her happiness?