Interview with Stephanie Louise

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Honestly, I peruse around until I find an ebook with a fun cover and interesting title and then I buy it. Usually its a good choice and I find myself immersed. Then I end up buying the entire series, and continue buying from that author.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I would write these fun short stories about my friends. The first one was about my best friend in middle school. It was a fun short story, and she showed all her friends. Soon they were all begging me to write ones about them. It kind of stuck and I became the girl who wrote fun stories. They never knew the dark poetry I wrote to keep my demons at bay.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have one. Idea's pop into my head and it flows through like a waterfall. In and through. Once it runs dry, I move on.
How do you approach cover design?
Whatever speaks to me is what I go with. If I try move onto a different one, I feel as if I'm betraying how I feel, so I usually go back to what I originally picked.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The City of Bones series. I know that's only 4, but they are so vivid, I feel that I am inside the books. Each character is so well done, I can feel each emotion they go through as I read their thoughts and feelings. I feel I am battling alongside them. Just incredibly written books.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything really. I know, horrible answer, but it depends on my mood.
Describe your desk
It's a writers mess of creativity. I game along with write, so my gaming laptop doubles as my writing device, so I have my laptop and a 26" screen beside it, with my fiancé's computer behind me, along with my writing supplies on my left. My headset is always plugged in so I can listen to music while I write (or game)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Africa for 7 years then Canada for the rest. I can't say either really influenced my writing. I just began writing because of various personal experiences and writing has been the elixir that has saved me from far worse fates. I highly recommend it.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 14
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was diagnosed as bipolar when I was 17. My latest book is actually a series of poetry books that I began writing when I was 14. I began writing and never stopped. I had all these thoughts and feelings that I never understood and writing was the only thing that could calm me down. These books are a shout out to anyone struggling with mental illness. You are not alone. Don't ever, ever feel like you are anything less than the person next to you. You are a superhero. You are made for a purpose and for a reason. Trust me. I know how hard life is living with a mental illness. But never give up. I didn't.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Helping other people.
Published 2016-07-28.
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Books by This Author

Musings of a Bipolar Mind- Volume 3
Price: $2.80 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
This volume outlines the struggles and beauty in everyday life.
Musings of a Bipolar Mind- Volume 2
Price: $2.80 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Read at your leisure, and then read again. This volume is for anyone who has ever suffered from depression, and for anyone who hasn't, If you enjoy poetry, I guarantee you will enjoy this read.
Musings of a Bipolar Mind- Volume 1
Price: $2.80 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Volume One is a collection about love and lust. It covers the emotions that encompass the all consuming feelings that go along with feeling completely in love with another being, yet finding out it wasn't love at all- it was infatuation or maybe just plain old lust. Perhaps it was love, but it was unrequited. The beauty of being broken before another person is what makes being human so amazing.