Interview with Louise Findlay

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing a proper story about 3 or 4 years ago called The Tribes in the Hollow (which I haven't finished yet) and abandoned it later. My mum had started writing a children's picture book series called Teabaggers (which is on smashwords) and I looked up sites for publishers and found smashwords. A few years later I was back into the writing mood and remembered smashwords so I looked at it, decided I liked it and signed up.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No but I liked writing in school but the first serious story I wrote was The Tribes in the Hollow which I haven't finished yet.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It is much easier than traditional publishing and I can publish short stories and single poems. I can also be considered seriously even though I am only 13.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I can publish my work immediately and free with no age limit. I love writing and my writing can be seen by lots of people in other ebook stores as well as this one with smashwords's ease of use.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that people read and like my books.
What is your writing process?
I use evernote to sync between my phone, ipad and computer and use openoffice word for formating.
What are you working on next?
A longer vampire novel called Milne's High Vampire Clan which is set in the school that I go to and all the characters are real people.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social networks using my buffer app and my blog/website. Putting my info on sites like authorsdb is good as well. Book Trailers are a cool way of promoting your book too.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading books, watching tv, playing video games, going to school, doing homework and playing my recorder and clarinet.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read ebooks from smashwords or ebooks that free in ibooks and kindle. Some are in the same series of books that I own in print.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy, supernatural, mythology. Books like Percy Jackson, Riley Jenson Guardian series and authors like Rick Riordan, Quinn Loftis and John Flanagan.
What is your e-reading device and app of choice?
My ipad using ibooks.
Describe your desk
Messy and cluttered.
Published 2014-03-23.
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Books by This Author

The Rogue's Odyssey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 800. Language: British English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(3.00)
Heroes with an edge are always fascinating and when the metier is poetic, the romance tends to rise exponentially because, after all, everyone loves a rascal who’s only a heartbeat away from being on the wrong side of the tracks, but who somehow always battles on to win the day, whether that’s fleeing from dastardly henchmen, or fighting a terrifying dragon.
The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
There was a dragon that hated Christmas because Santa never gave him any presents. Every year he tries to ruin it for everyone in Wintaru. Read the tales about fairies, elves and goblins who try and thwart this dastardly dragon.
A Spy in the Sagax Vampires
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Vampire Clans have been able to co-exist in relative peace (with a few bloodbaths here and there) but when a spy from the Fortis Clan infiltrates the Sagax Vampires, will Sagax fall and the spy get out alive or better yet, sane? 1 year later, an emotionally scarred deputy seeks out a human on a whim. Chasing her to a rooftop, the human mysteriously falls without any cause. Why?
The Demons of Old
Series: Life and Death, Poem 2. Price: Free! Words: 190. Language: British English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
The Demons of Old is a poem about demons and humans in the afterlife of hell.
Life Goes On
Series: Life and Death, Poem 1. Price: Free! Words: 230. Language: British English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
(4.00)
An inspirational poem which is apart of a series of poems titled Life and Death. This poem covers loss and grief, life and death and beginnings and ends.
The Mages of Dunnyduff Hill
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(3.50)
A poem about two wizards that have been trained by the best mages, warlocks and magicians of the world. They happen to live on opposite hills in the countryside. One day they decide to fight. Will the hills by destroyed? Will the countryside turn to rubble? Who will survive?
The Sun in the East and West
Series: Nature, Nature, Poem 2. Price: Free! Words: 250. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
(4.50)
A inspirational poem about the glorious and exquisite sun.
The War
Price: Free! Words: 270. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Medieval, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
(4.67)
A short poem about a bloodthirsty gory one man war. Read it and be inspired.