Interview with Thanae Georgiou

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I think I was around 12 years old when I wrote it. It was about three friends. My first high school friendships were probably the inspiration for it.
What is your writing process?
I get an idea in my mind and I immediately start writing it before I get bored of it and quit it before I can even work on it. In most cases I will have a main idea and I will get more ideas as I start writing. I don't necessarily make analytical plans of my work because I can easily make up an entire chapter as I write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes! It was a book actually, ' The Twins at St.Clare's', by Enid Blyton. I was 9 years old and it was my first book reading experience. It was love at first sight and touch. I couldn't put the book down and even today I'm still in love with that book.
How do you approach cover design?
With an open mind mostly xD I usually have my own ideas about the covers but I am also willing to take suggestions from experienced cover designers, especially when I haven't settled down for only one idea.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
'The Twins at St. Clare's', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Song of Ice and Fire', 'Woman of Delphi'. I can't really describe why but I do know that they speak to me. Each of them charms me in different ways. They grab and keep my attention which is rare for me, since I'm quite picky about my books.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that seems intriguying enough to keep my attention and curiosity. Except for overly cheesy romance or erotica. Those bore me beyond words.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Pocketbook e-reader.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 12 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's my self-discovery and self-growth process as well as my research and special interest on the topic and my desire to give a voice to anyone who is similar to me out there.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My love for writing and my dream of doing something that is 'mine', making something out of myself and finally being satisfied with my work experience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The fact that I can dive into my own world and be totally free to be myself in it. It's my element and my love. There's no other way to talk about it.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot because they are what every writer needs to grow and develop through their support or genuine criticism.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Blogging, taking walks outside in nature, listening to music, reading books and watching my favorite tv series or movies.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover them through online search or recommendations.
Published 2017-06-12.
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