Interview with Renee Lake

Who are your favorite authors?
Patricia C Wrede, Maggie Shayne, Jim Butcher, Simon R Green, PC Cast, JD Robb, PN Elrod
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family and right now Dragon Age Inquisition.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working, playing with my kids, watching TV, playing video games, I do all sorts of things when I can't write.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Book Blogs, friends, Reader's Gazette
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was about how all my friends were turning into vampires. I wrote it in a home made journal in fourth grade.
What is your writing process?
I get an idea, free write the first couple of chapters, make an outline and then write the rest of my book. Then there is a five stage editing process.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I actually didn't like reading until fifth or sixth grade. However my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Kent gave me a children's abridged copy of Dracula that I wore out.
How do you approach cover design?
I do what I like, and what I can find on Shutterstock
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Jurassic Park- Dinosaurs
Dracula- vampires
Twilight Phantasies - vampire romance
Dealing with Dragons - just so awesome
Little Women- love that sister stuff
What do you read for pleasure?
EVERYTHING
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Having tons of literary agents tell me my books were good, but not what they were looking for right now.
Published 2015-10-06.
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Books by This Author

Dark Inheritance
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 55,160. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“He said murder-suicide.” When Rosaline Lysgaard hears those words over the phone she doesn’t realize that she is about to inherit much more than her father’s estate and money. For the first time since she was 13 she must return home to Skummel Manor, with the hope of figuring out what really happened to her father.
The Adventures of Princess Firecracker and Sir Hye Oye
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
One the morning of her 12th birthday Princess Firecracker wakes in her castle. Aside from her talking cat Sir Hye Oye, she is alone. Like all royalty before her she is to go on a journey through her kingdom and find her family.
The Bathory Curse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,100. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Princess Cneajna of Transylvania didn’t expect to be brought back from death’s door by an ancient Pagan Goddess. Now she has a new life, and with it comes the impossible task of breaking a centuries old curse placed on the women of her family: The Bathory's.