Interview with L.S. Christopher

Published 2021-02-04.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the stories that at first only I could see, the worlds and characters that only existed inside my head, take permanent form in the real world - even if that's just text on a page. And hearing from readers who say this thing I created made them happy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Frustration, maybe a little bit of rebellion. A lot of writing advice I'd gotten way back in the beginning was all about needing to conform to what the industry wanted, and I didn't like that. Why would I want to write exactly what everyone else was writing? Authors aren't supposed to conform, we're supposed to create, and I see self-publishing as empowering us to do just that.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, do I! I was about six years old, and I wrote a story about going to the park. I have never forgotten that story. Not because it was anything special, story-wise, but because that was also the source of my first critical review. I showed it to my parents, and my father immediately informed me that I couldn't end a sentence with the word 'too' because that was wrong.

I think of him every time I end a sentence that way now - and sometimes I mentally blow a raspberry at him, too.
What are you working on next?
Well, A World Full of Monsters Book 3, for starters. I've also got a post-apocalyptic novel in the works, and I've been playing with a few ideas for non-fiction.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans - they love my stories and I love telling my stories, so that's a win-win situation. And I think there is probably no greater compliment an author can get than to have a reader tell you they re-read your stories when they've had a hard day and they want to feel better. That's magical. That's my fans handing me a wand and telling me I'm a wizard, it's just this indescribable feeling. And I can't thank my fans enough for giving me that.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly non-fiction, believe it or not. I do read and enjoy fiction in multiple genres, but I probably read two or three non-fiction books for every fiction book I pick up.
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Books by This Author

A World Full of Monsters: Books 1 & 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 244,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Four guys who do science for a living, the bunnygirl who lives in their lab, and more weird creatures than you can shake a stick at. Oh, and don't forget the rogue government scientist who thinks he's a supervillain and his former handlers who just want the whole thing to go away—by any means necessary. And that's just the beginning.
The Black Beast
Price: Free! Words: 44,860. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
An oblivious father. A jealous son. An honorable sacrifice. And a Beast who may or may not deserve his curse.
Price: Free! Words: 2,190. Language: American English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
It seemed to Tamara that the geese and ducks were looking for something. Or maybe only one of them was.
A Wolf in the Woods
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
The First Minister is dead. The prince is insane. And there's a man-killing wolf in the woods...or is there?
Tales from the Crossing at Barracuda Flats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,780. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Welcome to Barracuda Flats, Population: 5. A string of lonely buildings crouched in the shadow of the mountains; a wide spot on a narrow trail leading into a dangerous, little-used crossing. A quiet little place most of the time, where the biggest threat to anyone would seem to be boredom. Or so you might think, anyway...but you would be wrong.