Vex Vaudlain


Vex Vaudlain is South African author living in Krugersdorp, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. When she's not drowning herself in words or coffee, she enjoys gaming, reading, movies or pestering her family.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
[Laughs] I honestly can't remember. I know I was very young; the first time I started considering writing as a career, I was rearranging the books in my father's study - a frequent and enjoyable habit - and I remember being unable to reach the top! I think I was... five at the time. After that, and throughout most of my primary school life, I tended to scribble down ideas or little excerpts of stories that I intended to write. I even submitted a few shorts to magazine contests in the hopes that they'd make the now defunct stories pages. I wasn't very lucky. [Chuckles]

The first manuscript that I wrote is still in printed form in my closet. I was sixteen when I finished it, but I never got around to rewriting it - and trust me, it's in desperate need of a rewrite! Since then I've dabbled or written stories that were never quite... finished. The manuscript might be done, but we writers are very critical of ourselves, and I never considered them really suitable for publishing. Until now, that is!
What's the story behind your latest book?
There are two. The first is one that I completed some time ago; a science fiction adventure that I'm editing for publishing here on Smashwords. It takes place in a really odd future for Earth, at least in my opinion, and is the first in a series of three. Like most of my stories, it was inspired by a dream. I have the strangest dreams, but I love every second of them - which is odd, considering I often get very little sleep! [Laughs]

The second is an entirely new novel for an ongoing series. The stories all take place in the same world - tentatively named DreamScape - with different adventures for different characters that live in that world... and I can't really say more than that for fear of giving it away.
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