Interview with Zoe Books

What is your writing process?
I start off with an idea, usually for the beginning or the end of the story and a basic idea of the main characters, and then I sit down and just start writing. I learn as I go along what's going to happen in the story, what they'll do and who'll they meet. I'm just as much a reader as you are, hahaha. I let my fingers do the telling and then I think "Really? That's what's going to happen?". Or I'll just laugh at something that my fingers put into the story and have whoever is around me, usually me sister, look at me strangely.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't have a favourite book because I like too many. What I can give you is an idea of my favourite authors though. Note: these are in no particular order because it would be impossible to choose, they are in the order that I found them in. Abbi Glines, J. R. Ward, R. L. Matthewson, Sherilyn Kenyon, and so many more.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My device of choice is my iPhone with iBooks. It makes me look less like a nerd if I'm reading my phone all day instead of a paper book. :P
Describe your desk
My desk has an ASUS laptop computer connected to a second monitor. It has a range of bits and pieces scattered all over it (mostly rubbish that I haven't cleaned up yet) a cup waiting to be refilled at any second, my iPad, my iPhone, a stack of research books, and three draws down my left side with all my important paperwork in them.
When did you first start writing?
That question depends on what you call writing, doesn't it? Haha. I first knew that I wanted to write when I started doing some big assignments for school but I never got the grades until about year 10. I was actually a C- student until that time.

I've toyed with writing a few times in my past but always get busy or let self-doubt crept in and set up shop.

The day I started was one day that I was particularly bored while sitting at my desk and staring at the screen. It was in early 2014, hot summer days and my sister busy on her own computer working on whatever it is she does to keep herself busy.

That's the story to my first book. I was bored. Then, "Hey I'm actually doing this". Then, "help I dunno where to take my story next". And then it's a case of "Holy sh*t, it's all done".
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Haha. Good question.

My inspiration isn't actually anything to do with writing, unless it's weekend and I've just had a dream for an amazing story idea. The reason I get up every morning is to go to work in my family business as a full time electrician, or to help one of my four younger siblings.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'll admit it, I'm a HUGE movie/TV show person. I have probably about 250-300 DVD's and that number is only getting higher.

I started in movies, because I'm too impatient to wait for the ads on TV (hehe), collecting them and making them my babies. I now have nearly as big a collection of books as I do of movies, both paperback and ebook.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I mostly find my ebooks on the iTunes featured and top charts section of iBooks. I might find some of my books on Authors Write,a facebook page for new and old authors. I have started toying with kindle but I prefer apple because that's what I learnt first *shrug*. :P
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story that I ever wrote, that I can remember, was a terribly written story that my Mum asked me to write in about grade 4 or 5, when I was being home schooled. She wanted to build my confidence up so she asked me to write a thousand word story. Like everyone out there I went in confident, then got disgruntled, then cried and ranted, got angry at myself and the task, then determined, *repeat process about fifty times*, and then I succeeded. It may not have been the best story in all of the world, I remember that even if I don't remember what I wrote about, but it had felt amazing as I did a happy dance around the house, I'd written 1000 words!
Published 2015-03-05.
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The Destroyer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,710. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Angel always thought that she was merely a human working through the hard hand that she had been dealt until a man, Orion, showed up days before school finished and unlocked unimaginable powers inside her. Will the love thet she finds in Orion be enough to survive apocalyptic prophecies or will the world be destroyed because two people held too much power inside of them?