Interview with Leona Lawrence

What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I like to read young adult romance, paranormal romance, and erotica. For my children of course I read children books of all genre especially, educational material.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love the kindle! I use kindle devices for all my readings.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The best marketing technique I use is blogging and social media marketing.
Describe your desk
My desk consists of my laptop, paper, journal, tablet, and books of course.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dallas, Texas. I was the only child so my imagination was used for writing and reading a lot. I had a diary and a binder full of poems I wrote.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 12 years old. I wrote poems and in a diary daily.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I working on a new project in the paranormal erotica department. The story line is very strange and erotic all at once. I believe my reader will love it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I heard a lot of problems other authors was having when trying to publish with traditional publishing. I always wanted to have complete control over my books and have majority of my royalties, so I figured self publishing will be the best for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I wanted a platform where I can reach numerous of ebook companies all a once, and Smashwords has helped me reach that goal.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is to have fun writing and expand my imagination with others.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world and universe to me. Fans give me ideas and I can feel the love in my writing through my fans.
Published 2015-01-28.
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Books by This Author

Be Happy, God Made Us Different
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Emotions & Feelings
Children are faced with difficult decision each and everyday, topics from peer pressure, problems at home, friendships and enemies, even parental issues. Most children have not way of dealing with the situation and don't know where to turn. The phrase "Be Happy, God Made Us Different" is a phrase of encouragement to help children.