Interview with Celia Fenderson

What do you read for pleasure?
Steampunk, usually. I like the overall aesthetic of it. Well, mental image. Same thing.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. Cheapest one I could find.
Describe your desk
Plastic with metal legs. It's not really a desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Middle of Nowhere, Louisiana. Not sure how it influenced my writing.
When did you first start writing?
The first short story I wrote was when I was probably ten years old.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm writing for pleasure more than anything, and I'm just sharing what I write.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that sleep is my least favorite necessity. The fact that we have to lay down somewhere and go unconscious for eight hours every day seems like a waste of time to me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
School, and video games to a lesser extent. I started letting writing suck time out of the video games, though.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually skimming the free section of Amazon, but sometimes from youtube videos (Brian Brushwood's "Professional's Guide to Fire Eating" is a good example there.)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not in extreme detail. It was just someone going around their front yard with a can of gas in a circle, then setting it on fire to summon a twin of themselves. Was only a page long.
What is your writing process?
Throw words at a magnet and see what sticks, then make sure it's decent enough to read.
How do you approach cover design?
I ask someone else to do it. I don't know many authors who do their own cover designs.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Catcher in the Rye; it was one of the first 'real' books I'd read.
Gears of a Mad God; it was the first steampunk books I'd read.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass; because 21 year old drug head homosexuals writing a book about math starring a 7 year old girl he wanted to marry.
The Professional's Guide to Fire Eating; I've always been interested in bizarre magic, and this is a good book to read to learn about it.
The Deltora Quest Series; Because I just like the damn series. I don't know why, it just pleases me.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have no fans at the moment, so nothing. Nothing can't mean something to you. That would just be weird. Once I do have fans I'll enjoy them, though. Fans seem to be generally nice people.
What are you working on next?
At the moment, nothing. I'm bogged down by school. I'm thinking of diving headfirst into the shallow waters of steampunk next, though. I have to get my feet wet somehow.
Published 2014-07-23.
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Books by This Author

The Adventures of the Beard
You set the price! Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
There are strange happenings in a small southern town. Two high school buddies are the targets of a man with control over the physical world known only as "Him." They have to go the distance and limit their exposure in order to prevail, but will they succeed?