Interview with Renee Labuda

What motivated you to become a writer?
I loved hearing stories as a kid, they mostly consisted of fantasy and fairy tales but I found them very entertaining and inspiring. Eventually, I started making up my own stories and developing my own worlds. So as I got older my imagination developed more and more and became a powerful tool that I hope to use to help others escape everyday life, even just for a little bit!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching my characters and the worlds they inhabit begin to take form and seeing others enjoying my work.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a few projects that are in various stages of completion. One imparticular is starting to shape up nicely, and its only in its earliest stages. I'm hoping to have the first draft done soon!
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne McCaffrey, I love dragons even genetically engineered ones! I also enjoy Stephen King and Dean Koontz, this is due to both my parents' influence! There are many more, and I don't think I'll have enough room to list them all!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee, lots and lots of coffee!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Knitting, crocheting, watching my favorite shows and movies, and reading!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was The Dragon's Stone, which is currently being rewritten and broken down into a series!
What do you read for pleasure?
I mostly read fantasy and science fiction but I do enjoy horror and classics like pride and prejudice.
Describe your desk
A mess! Its covered in papers and writing tools right now!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on an island off the southern coast of New Jersey. Being so close to the ocean has greatly influenced much of my writing, water can be gentle and yet strong. It has the ability to help you relax and destress but yet can cause great harm as well.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a teenager.
Published 2018-01-19.
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Books by This Author

The Suicide Circus
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: American English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Follow Lady as she relives the horrors of her past as nothing more than a specter. Watch as she faces monsters and horrors that are far more terrifying than any spook or ghoulie. Often times its the real world monsters that are more horrifying than the boogie men and ghosts that hide in our closets and under our beds. Will Lady overcome her past in time or will it devour her?