Interview with Emily Follett

What do you read for pleasure?
Anything. I love pretty much all genres. It just depends what I'm in the mood for. I have a New Yorker subscription, which I love. I probably get the most pleasure out of humour, like David Sedaris.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Before I could write, I told stories. One of the first stories I told (when I was two or three) was called The Spirit Rocket Ship. A tape recording of it still exists. It involved a princess saving the day by pissing on a briar rose.
How do you approach cover design?
I always have ideas for covers, but I don't really have the ability to execute them. I think it's best to hire someone to make a cover for you.
Describe your desk
There's not much on it—just my computer, Kleenex, and a file folder crammed with papers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Toronto, which I grew up wanting to leave. I'm sure that influenced my writing in some way. I grew up poor, surrounded by extreme wealth, which also has to have influenced me.
When did you first start writing?
I always loved writing. I did a lot of theatre when I was younger and studied playwriting in university, but I didn't really start seriously writing until I turned thirty.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When people read what I write and it really means something to them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Necessity.
Published 2014-10-11.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Cat House
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
When Mrs. Brittle died, she left her mansion to her cats. Sixteen-year-old Erin has been desperate to find work and a high paying position cat sitting the late Mrs. Brittle’s thirty-seven cats seems like a dream job—until spooky things start to happen. Read what happens Halloween night, when Erin invites her two best friends and the boy she likes over to the Cat House.