Interview with Joesline Teo

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grow up in Singapore. It all started when my friend and I had a day at her room, making up imaginations of us dating our guy friends. So I thought - why not write it down and thereafter... I got hooked up with writing. It went on becoming my emotional diary. As I feel a certain emotion, I draft it into stories.
When did you first start writing?
I started when I was 16, which is about 12 years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's about a girl finding her second love after first marriage. This book was actually written based on one of my dreams that I woke up from.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing when one of books was popular, that show people appreciates my work and it makes me feel good. But aside, it also gave me the freedom to write down emotions which I personally enjoy.
What do your fans mean to you?
It means a lot. It's my motivation and what kept me going forward and not giving up all these years.
What are you working on next?
I am working on writing an office romance. It's still raw and very beginning of the work so I am not sure how it will lead to.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephanie Meyer & Linda Poitevin
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My partner. He gave me encouragement and motivation to become a better person. He basically makes me love myself more.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I would be scrolling through social feeds, enjoying some dramas or movies. I also play games at times.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I had a friend last time who recommended me Wattpad and it led me to a whole new world of ebooks. In between when I get to find good books, I will not hesitate to make purchase and read the entire story.
Published 2016-04-28.
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