Interview with Crystal Lesher

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As a child I lived in many different places; I was an army brat. Due to the fact we never really stayed in one place, I became my own friend and therefore had to have tons of imagination. I became able to fabricate stories to keep myself entertained.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am usually doing more than one book at a time because I get bored really easy sometimes. The last two books I have out I was writing at the same time as Destiny book 1 of the Dimentress series. Weeping is random poems I have written throughout my lifetime. Broken is a story for those who have had hard times and need a reminder that they are not alone.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just wanted to share the things I have went through and things I might have learned along the way with the rest of the world. I hope it can give someone light in a time of need.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans. I love to hear their thoughts and feedback. It can help me become a better writer and sometimes give me some inspiration. I just hope in my writing I can return the favor.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to spend my time in all things creative. I draw, quilt, paint, sew, take pictures and read (mostly in bubble baths (; extra bubbles).
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I pick a word and see what I can find; then once I find one I like I look at other books people looked at the same time.
How do you approach cover design?
With Destiny, Reunited and Broken I wanted something eye-catching that gives a little clue to what happens in the book. With Weeping I imagined a place where I would love to sit and read the poems and brought it to life.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like fantasy/science fiction books but recently I have come involved with paranormal romance.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I bought myself for my birthday a few years back a nook and I don't think I will ever go back. Nook was made by basically a book store and we all know how much book stores are dying; so I wanted to support them. I also by printed books too though and when I finish I donate them to libraries (school or town).
Describe your desk
As fancy as it is, it's my lap and usually a small spiral notebook and a pen.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have tried many things facebook, business cards, newspapers, blogs; but I find word of mouth works best. If you share your excitement for your book with others they get excited too.
Published 2014-02-14.
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Books by This Author

Weeping
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This is a book of poetry. Written throughout my life. There is poems about everything that came to mind. They seemed to weep out of me at certain times. Some of the poems are about sexual encounters and may be too explicit for younger audiences.
Broken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
This is a short story about the life of Scott and Chrissy. Written in the voice of Chrissy. This is a story about the abuses Chrissy and Scott went though and how Chrissy felt during the incidents.
Reunited
Series: Dimentress, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,700. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
BOOK TWO IN THE DIMENTRESS CYCLE Littleton ..... Quintterra ..... They tried to burn Destiny alive. Claimed she was a witch. Now she finds herself in a world full of magic, with certain changes within herself. Lucky for her she finds a friend to explore the world with, but will it be enough to keep her alive this time?
Destiny
Series: Dimentress, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,280. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Beyond time and experience, one young woman finds the universe in her power ... but ... can she find her past and fix her future? Destiny always knew she was different. Now she is learning why she is different. Finding herself in new worlds.