Interview with Julie Rekha

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To better serve society with my message about the therapeutic benefits of art and colours
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Painting
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Smashwords
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was entitled Obsession, a short story about a man who was obsessed by painting his lover that when he finally completed his masterpiece he woke up from his sleep and could not remember who she was
What is your writing process?
I need to be calm and relaxed and when preferably when I am not painting that week because it is quite a different mindset when you paint and write. Painting is expressive and not very structured and writing is a little more logical and must be in depth with details and flows differently than painting
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of E. Blyton's​ books as a child, I was hooked
How do you approach cover design?
I don;t understand​ the question
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Everything Sydney Sheldon wrote back in the 80's and 90's and the last 8 years I enjoy most self development and self healing books
What do you read for pleasure?
Porn. No I'm joking, I like browsing through Pinterest​ for inspiration
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Samsung Tablet
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Amazon
Describe your desk
Organized but a little scattered with posteds
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In south-east Asia where I would write everything I thought​ about and could not express
When did you first start writing?
When I was a teenager, short stories were my favourite or journals
What's the story behind your latest book?
Enjoying colours and it's influence on the human psyche​
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My artworks
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I just started on it let's see how we go
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get to speak my mind without having to justify myself
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the source of my inspiration
What are you working on next?
Food recipes​ for children
Who are your favorite authors?
Sydney Sheldon
Published 2016-04-21.
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