Interview with Ali Noel Vyain

What are you working on next?
A follow up book to the free one that I released last August. It is set in the same universe and will feature some of the characters in that first book, The Strange & Unusual Universe of Silver Moon Unicorn.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Andre Norton, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading books or working on publishing work or playing some form of The Sims.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I mainly check out Gutenburg.org for the classics. Sometimes I get to know a writer and then I want to read their work.
What is your writing process?
I draft. I read and edit. Let it sit. Then I go back and reread and edit some more until I've got it all down.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass--how could I not like it when the main character was a little girl who goes on all sorts of adventures. It's still a good read now.
How do you approach cover design?
I consider the book and the characters and then try to come up with an image which reflect what happens in the novel.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iBooks on my iPad mini
When did you first start writing?
Probably not too long after I learned to read. I'm not sure exactly when, I just remember always reading and writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Strange & Unusual Universe of Silver Moon Unicorn is a collection of short pieces from upcoming novels with poetry from my alter ego, Silver Moon Unicorn. I wrote it as a way to introduce my writing to the world so I can build up an audience.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wasn't impressed by the traditional publishing houses. I didn't think (and it's probably true, though I haven't tried to find out) they would ever publish me. I'm too different and unconventional by natural to fit in with most people.
Published 2014-01-08.
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