Interview with Laini Giles

When did you first start writing?
When I was about eight years old, I wrote and illustrated my own Nancy Drew-style mystery novel.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
176 agent rejections was really starting to wear on me. I know I write well, and I knew I had a good platform. I decided to self publish, because I know there is a huge film subculture, and those folks were starving for books of this type. The buzz among them for my book appears to prove me right.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escaping to a different time and place whenever I want. During a stressful workweek, that time before work and during my lunchbreak help me cope with everything else that's going on.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! Having someone email you or tell you in person that they loved your book makes all the hard work worthwhile!
What are you working on next?
I have about four or five things in progress. My next novel about Clara Bow has a short excerpt in the back of The Forgotten Flapper. Stay tuned for its release. I'm hoping for late 2017.
Published 2015-09-21.
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Books by This Author

The It Girl and Me - A Novel of Clara Bow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The secretary to actress Clara Bow describes her topsy-turvy life with the woman they called "The It Girl."
Love Lies Bleeding
Price: Free! Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
How do you solve a 70-year old murder? Especially when it hits close to home.
The Forgotten Flapper - A Novel of Olive Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A fictionalized biography of silent film actress Olive Thomas, whose ghost is said to haunt the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York. Ollie's ghost narrates her story from her days as a poor girl in Pennsylvania through her heady days as a Ziegfeld girl and onto fame in Hollywood as the sister-in-law to Mary Pickford.