Interview with A. Lotus

Published 2015-07-28.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to create worlds and characters I love. The best part about it--sharing it with others who see the places and people I've envisioned in their own way! It's amazing what the imagination can do.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are everything.
What are you working on next?
I am working on several projects. I am wrapping up novella three in the War in the Wall Series. It is entitled "Rebuilding the Walls" and it showcases the survivors ten years after the war. I'm also wrapping up the first novella in the Dictator Series entitled "Beautiful Beast"; a SciFi twist to the life of Elizabeth Bathory. This will be my first ever novel written solely for adults and will not be as clean (rating wise) as my War Novellas.

Next, I'll be working on a few horrors :) (All based loosely on some kind of war.) White Birds, Detour & Grey Eyes.

More Dictator Stories to come shortly after the Horror series is completed.
Who are your favorite authors?
Childhood: Judy Blume, Jerry Spinelli & Ronald Dahl

Today: Jodi Piccoult & Scott Westerfeld (and I still read Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli once a year!)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to walk and people watch. Sometimes, when no one is at the park I'll swing until my arms hurt.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search using tag words and usually, as much as I hate to say it, the cover pops out at me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! I was 8 years old when I completed a story. It was a fantasy involving a murder mystery and a chase. It was about twenty typed pages and now, I'm converting it into a comic for the back of a much more grown up version of the story :)
What is your writing process?
Usually I start and let the story take me where it decides. However, for a series, that only works for the first book. I do need to stay within the rules of the books prior and of course, that means an internal outline.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember Judy Blume the most. Was it the first story I ever read? Maybe not but, my parents were going through a divorce and her novel on this subject is what carried me through parts of it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My cell phone :) I use various apps depending on the format of the story. Usually, I read while I am soaking in the bathtub.
What does your desk look like?
It looks like a volcano of papers has exploded :)
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Books by This Author

INSIDE The Wall (Novella One in the War in the Wall Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In a world where no one cares, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing. Ultimately, she has to make a choice, save herself or drown in the codependency of one young boy who has become brainwashed and hardened into the dictator’s web. No matter what choice she makes, she will have to lose someone that she loves.
The War In The Wall Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,120. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
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