Interview with Samantha Winters

How do you approach cover design?
I usually take something that is closest to the plot. I try to make it as much attractive as possible.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually, I keep browsing them online or otherwise, I come to know about them through my friends.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Little Women: This book taught me many things. I read this in my childhood and found it very catchy. This book is quite personal to me
2. Pride & Prejudice
3. The Undomestic Goddess
4. The Book Thief
5. To Kill A Mockingbird
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance! It's my favorite genre and the best thing to read fro pleasure. Comedy is another great thing to read, which makes me lighten up my mood. I read fiction, mostly. Action and Fantasy are my other favorites.

Sometimes, I do read inspiring biographies, but they're mostly as a part of school curriculum.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lambertville, New Jersey, the town in which I was born. It's a very beautiful and a peaceful place to live in. The people are warm and fun to hangout with. My family influenced me a lot in my writing. Some of the town's residents close to me and my best friends have a hand in my writing. Because of them, you will find my writing to be more toward the homely, romantic type.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPad, Kindle
Describe your desk
Haha! It's pretty messy most of the time. I try to keep it as neat as possible, but by the time I finish writing on it, it turns out really awful. There's nothing really fancy on it, just a flower vase with real flowers, a pile of writing books, a pen stand and my Kindle stand.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 13. My mother encouraged me to write well ever since I got the first prize in a writing competition in my 4th grade. Since then, I've done really well in the writing contests at school. But my serious writing began when I was in my eight grade. I wrote a fantasy short story about the co-existence unicorns and horses.
Published 2014-06-07.
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