Interview with Arcadia Page

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading Shoujo manga, and science fiction, dystopian novels. I also like reading fantasy novels.
Describe your desk
Pens, papers, two computers, a graphic's tablet, a rough draft in a purple folder, tissues, stickers, and kawaii figurines...it's kinda crazy.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, which is not published yet, was inspired by my love of the "magical girl" genre in Anime and Manga.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get the most joy when I hit that publish button and I can see that what I've made is affecting other people and the way they see things.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm never inspired to get out of bed. I just have stuff that I have to do everyday.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far, posting my work for free has worked well. Especially if the story is serialized. My comic Couture is a good example of that.
When did you first start writing?
When I was four.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords had made it possible for my story to be seen in a number of different online outlets--from Barnes and Noble to iBooks. I think this is great because Smashwords saves me all of the time and work it would take to distribute my stories to all of these online stores.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jane Austen, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfield, Ai Yawazawa
Published 2017-03-03.
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Books by This Author

Summer Nightmares
Series: The Altered Realities of a Dream-maker. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mandy is a down-to-earth girl with reality bending powers. She dreams of living a normal life until she meets Chris, a guy who has the same powers as her. Learning that she's not alone, Mandy is now working hard to accept who she is, but festering doubts about if her abilities have any place in this world puts the future of the Dream-makers at risk.
Jellyfish Dreams
Series: The Altered Realities of a Dream-maker. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
"Are you real? Or are you a nightmare?" Mandy's ability to create real creatures (and sometimes people) from invisible elements is out of control. Her older sister Molly hopes that their move to a new town will give Mandy another chance to start fresh. Still, Mandy's past follows them both, and they are forced to deal with an unstable reality.
The Blue Room Café
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Welcome to life outside of the glass case.Danielle is a high school grad from a perfect suburban neighborhood being fast-tracked to college by her parents. Desperate to blaze her own trail, but lacking any real direction of her own, she jumps the rails and plunges headlong into a world of creativity, art, and coffee. What truths will she find at The Blue Room Café?
A Busy Girl's Guide to Natural Curls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A Busy Girl's Guide to Natural Hair is a short and straight forward handbook on how to enjoy your natural hair without letting it take over your life. This book outlines wash day details, daily maintenance, and super simple hairstyles that don't take hairstylist skills. Before getting bogged down in natural hair information overload, this is the place to start.
Couture
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 210. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
Nakita is a talented, dedicated fashion designer. Hayden has no talent at all, for except his wealth and attractiveness. But they've managed to overcome their differences and become couple. At least, that's the way things seem... Reads from Left to Right