Lila Mina


An avid reader of thrillers, science-fiction, horror and romance, I have been writing for nearly 25 years. Lila Mina is one of my pen names.

I am a firm believer in cross-genre literature. Life is too complex, too rich and surprising to limit stories to one genre only. I love blending genres to create powerful characters, emotional plots and exciting stories that hopefully will stay a long time with my readers. My stories feature multiracial couples and sometimes menage who come together, bound by love and passion, to fight against forces bent on taking them apart.

I live in Japan. The rich and beautiful traditions, the amazing nature and the long history of this country are a constant source of creative inspiration.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My first attempt at writing something structured goes back to 6th grade; I wrote a kind of newsletter for my neighborhood, went out to interview neighbors, shop owners, etc. I wanted to become a journalist back then. Later on, in JHS, I began writing short stories. At first they were mostly fan fiction of my favorite TV shows -- usually featuring kick-ass female heroes. Then, as I grew up and read more classics and novels, I started playing with my original ideas.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like everyone, at first I wrote for myself. Then I began sharing some of my short stories on different social media, like Tumblr or Wattpad, and got great feedback but also very useful critique and suggestions from amazing beta-readers and critique partners. I realize that the themes in my books aren't for a general audience, so I figured that if I wanted to get published, it would be best to do it myself. I also enjoy the increased freedom this process brings, despite the extra challenges and hurdles it implies!
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Where to find Lila Mina online

Twitter: @lilamina11
Wattpad: lila-mina


This member has not published any books.