Samantha Young

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I’ve always written as far back as I can remember. I would say the catalyst was C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. After reading that book, I fell in love with the power of imagination.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I finished my first full length novel while I was at university and I tried to find an agent for it with no success. When I graduated I was struggling to find a job and writing helped me with my frustration and worries. By the time I found a job I had completed a trilogy and then I lost the job due to budget cuts in the company. That’s when I started reading Amanda Hocking’s books and began following her self-publishing. Her story inspired me and one of the lowest times in my life became the most exciting as I researched self-publishing. Within six months of being an indie author I was making enough money to declare it my career.
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