Interview with D. Omars

When did you first start writing?
I'm not really good with dates, but I would say that it took me around 8 months to finish the story, plus the planning would make it almost a year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Basically, is this one female mythological creature named Lea, who's a Lamia, where she lives in this world where humans and many other beings from mythology and folklore co-exist. In it, Lea starts with a simple childhood, until her parents realize that she might be homosexual, and considering that in most places, there's no mention of a male Lamia, it would be a problem for Lea's Lamia mother, who holds to old beliefs. Like some LGBT families, there's an argument, things don't go well, and Lea becomes resentful and begins to distance herself from her parents. By then, she was into many fights, because of her sexual preference. After the argument, Lea gets into a street fight, a boxing coach saw her fight, and decides to put her into the ring. Things go well, until the fame and fortunes gets to her and begins to cause trouble, which got her suspended for a year. Other stuff happens that make her a homeless for a good time, and later on, she meets a human named Julie, who turns out to be the owner of a group home that is having some money problems. At some point, Lea helps Julie, Julie helps Lea and Lea decides to help Julie with her debt, but the only thing she could do well, was fight. With that in mind, Lea decides to return to the boxing ring and try to pay the debt, before the house closes. That's pretty much what the story is going to be about, Lea trying to pay the debt.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, I was looking for a LGBT type of book with boxing in it, but didn't find it, so I decided to make my own.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When people write about how much they liked the book and buy my stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
They actually mean a lot to me. Besides my mother, they are also the ones who motivate me to keep writing. I also pay attention to their comments and reviews.
What are you working on next?
On the next part of "Lamia's Fists", which it might be a long one. If everything goes as I think it will go, there might be 4 more books to finish with Lea's story.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jane Fletcher and S. L. Kassidy
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Nothing really, I just get up because I have to.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
On the internet or playing a game.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Simply by looking around.
What do you read for pleasure?
Manga, comics, books, anything that gets my attention.
Published 2014-03-09.
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Books by This Author

Lamia's Fists: Rise From The Ashes
Series: Lamia's Fists. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 145,540. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
After recovering from a brutal match and saving her friend's house, Lea is more than ready to return to the ring. Unfortunately, her previous actions got unwanted attention and they won't stop until they find her. Also, there are no more tournaments, which where Lea's greatest source of money. That leaves her with only one course of action: Keep going forward and keep fighting.
Lamia's Fists
Series: Lamia's Fists, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 157,900. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Lea, a lamia boxer, was at the top of the world, until she let her arrogance and greed ruin her life. Now homeless, she lost all will to live, until she met Julie, owner of a home group that is sinking with debt. Finding new purpose, Lea must put her gloves back and return to the ring. Will it be as easy as before, or will she fail?