Interview with Michelle Laverdure

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Smart Phone- I always have it with me, so why not?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I just published my 1st book, so we will see what works...My goal is not to sell, the more people that share this adventure, the more fun it is
Describe your desk
Its my lap, wherever I happen to be writing at that moment is my desk
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I raised my sibling until I was 12, then I was taken by the state. I was a hard worker, and a hard dreamer, and never had enough time to dream. It influenced my need for escape into fantasy, and I can get lost there for hours on end
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a lot as a teen, but gave it up until after my kids were born. I found a new love for it after seeing them play like I used to
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is a story I have sat on for a long time, and the scenes play out in my head like a movie. I just wish I could see it like that. I wrote this story because I wanted to read this story and couldn't find it to read
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Reader excitement over the story...the feedback they give is a high for me
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me and I am in touch with most of them
What are you working on next?
The next part of the story is Garrett's and how he got there. He matters later in the evolution of the series, and I think his story is a fascinating one
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, Charles Dickens..I like Classics
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I lay awake at all hours because my characters wont shut up.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Exploring the world around me, With a recent move to DC area I visit there a lot
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I get on kicks with certain themes and gobble up books from there
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was about a witch and her cat, and some bullies, and the bullies don't survive
What is your writing process?
I pants it...all day I try to outline, but the characters personalities take over and I lose the outline quickly
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes it was something with fabio on the cover, and I read a lot of books that summer
How do you approach cover design?
I have an illustrator who has the same passion for my stories as I do
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Dicey's song- I can relate to it
What do you read for pleasure?
I like fantasy fiction mostly
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to read this story and couldn't find it
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Giving me a launch point
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Published 2015-12-07.
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Books by This Author

Doctor Abbott
Price: Free! Words: 117,390. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
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Shipwrecked on an Island, forgotten by the world, Doctor Abbott finds himself at the mercy of a long thought to be extinct species of human. Enslaved for his healing powers and at their mercy, he must learn to survive in the most unforgiving place on earth.