Interview with Sybil Melton

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work as a network architect. When I'm not at work, I enjoy working outdoors, especially in my garden.
What is the first story you remember that you wrote?
When I was in eighth grade, English class consisted of reading and writing. The story I remember is one of a girl who meets a zombie in an old cemetery.
What is your writing process?
When I get an idea, it usually comes in the form of a scene. I have to write the scene or I can't get it out of my head. Then I start thinking about how the characters got there and what will happen to them afterwards. Then the story takes shape.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't have favorite books, I have favorite authors. These authors helped whisk me away to other worlds when I was young and needed the escape.
Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Robin Cook
What do you read for pleasure?
I tend to lead towards science fiction and paranormal. Right now, I am enjoying finding new authors on Wattpad.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
Describe your desk
I have a lap desk for my laptop, so I write where I am comfortable
When did you first start writing?
Eighth grade English class, but I didn't stick with it because I didn't think I was good at it. During a college writing class, I rediscovered my love for it. Since graduation in 2015, I have wrote more than ever and hope to continue.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'll admit I go to my favorite authors first. But lately I have been discovering stories on Wattpad, which has been an incredible experience!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It wasn't the first, the the story that had the biggest impact on me was "A Wrinkle in Time." I remember climbing out of bed and reading by moonlight because I had to know what happened next!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My mind is overflowing and I need to put it into words. I think being an indie author is the best way for people that don't write for living can reach the broadest audience.
Published 2016-04-26.
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