Interview with Catherine Wallace

Published 2017-05-27.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm usually drawing or reading - both fiction and manga. Also, playing outside with my dog and my niece. I do like to play games every once in a while as well. Specifically, mmorpgs.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Well, I read most stories on fan-fiction sites, to be honest. I do love to read e-books as well, usually finding them on Google Books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, but I forget the title. I know it was a fictional story on vampires, since I have a thing for them. Anne Rice inspired me to begin to write as I love all her books.
What is your writing process?
First, I think of a genre.
Next, pull together a basic setting to start off on.
After that, write up my characters.
Then, based off their own personal stories, I build onto the basic setting which develops into a plot.
I build my own world after that, which is usually always fictional that doesn't exist. Like, a fictional city in California as an example.
Then, all that's left is the actual story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the very first story, but I do remember reading a lot of Anne Rice's and L.A. Banks' stories. Anne Rice was first though, and it was Interview with a Vampire. I've always loved vampire stories. Became an instant fan of them. I love her characters and fell in love with them, so that motivated me into making up my own to put in a story.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually design my covers with the genre of the story in mind. I want the overall look to represent my story and not just make one to look pretty. If I make a horror story, I want the cover to express that feeling.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Interview with a Vampire
Guilty Pleasures
The Vampire Lestat
Twilight Saga
Vampire Huntress Legend
The last two are of a whole series, so I had to include them, because they are all my favorites. And why these? Because the characters and story are the best. I'd be surprised if no one recognized these.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook, Smartphone, and PC
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in my early middle school days, then stopped for a while before writing again. I have been doing so since.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, not so much an indie author, more so that I love to write and want to share my stories with others. I didn't even know about indie authors as a thing until I entered my course of study. Before then, I kept my stories on fan-fiction sites such as Mibba, Adult fan-fiction, and Wattpad that cater to aspiring writers. It's a good way to get stories known and have them viewed before actually publishing them. Other users are able to comment and/or critique. That's why I won't ever directly publish until my stories are viewed, get feedback, and I'm confident enough to finally publish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's definitely a great way to express myself and just submerge myself into my imagination. Also, I can write anything I want without restrictions, which is the best of anything.
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Books by This Author

Arrival of Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Arrival of Darkness is a collection of three short stories that provide intense and dramatic scenes within their plots. Darkness in this sense is back luck and unexpected happenings, with a touch of suspense, and maybe even a little horror. These stories are a new way of defined darkness with a hint of other elements to keep the reader fueled with curiosity.