Interview with Leah Wilbur

Describe your desk
Oh gosh, my desk is small. It's cluttered with coffee cups, books on the go that I'm reading as well as notebooks that I work in! It's a small space, like I said, but I like it. It's cozy and cluttered and cut off from everything once I put my headphones on. <3
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Although I was born in New Brunswick, I grew up in Nova Scotia. My family moved around a bit when I was younger and we settled down when I was about... eight or nine I think. The town I grew up in was fairly small, it's one of those little towns where everyone knows everyone elses business. The setting itself didn't influence my writing so much as the people did though. I wasn't popular. I had friends, but not a lot of them actually lived nearby so I ended up spending a lot of time reading or writing.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was really young. It started out just stupid things, random stories about me and my favorite characters in books and such. From there I branched out into my own characters and I've been going ever since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Harvest Boon started as just something that I had to get out of my mind and onto paper. A friend and I both wanted to just sit down and write and see what happened. I had ideas floating around from a walk home and once I sat down it just flowed like water. I wanted to write an erotic story that had a strong female leading a scene because a lot of stuff that I've read in the past tends to make women so passive or demure and I wanted to do something different but still have it be enjoyable. Hopefully I did that. I'm dabbling in making a longer story to go along with Harvest Boon but only time will tell if anything will come of it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've wanted to be an author for a really long time but I've never known where to go to actually submit a story to a publisher. I figured that I'd try out Smashwords to be an indie author just to see if anything would come of it. If nothing else, I'll enjoy putting my stuff out there for people to enjoy. I love knowing that someone likes what I write.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Greatest joy of writing is in the responses that I get. I mentioned it before, I just love knowing that people enjoy what I write.
What are you working on next?
I'm flipping between a couple of different things at the moment. One is the story that will come after Harvest Boon and the other is a story that's tied into an entirely different universe. It's still a fantasy/supernatural setting because that's where my home is, but in this other story (which I'm still working on the title for) I'd like it to be a lot darker.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Bishop, Tolkien, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christie Golden, Neil Gaiman, I could just go on for hours about the authors that I love, but these are my top favorites.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kobo. I've always been a Chapters/Indigo patron, so when they started carrying the Kobo (and when I eventually put together enough money for it), I had to go with the Kobo over any others.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Honestly, a lot of the ebooks I read are just found through the search bar, looking up a random tag or going through the genres to find what I'm really in the mood for. A lot of it is up to chance for what I'll run across. I love when people suggest books for me too though and if a summary sounds good, I'll pick something up.
Published 2013-12-01.
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Books by This Author

Harvest Boons
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
An erotic tale of a dryad and her worshiper. A simple farmer needs a healthy swath of land and the best and fastest way to attain this is to ask for a Boon from the spirit who stands in dominion over the land he lives on.