LA Quill

Biography

LA Quill was raised on the Canadian prairies. She has been fascinated with myth and fantasy since she was a small child. As she grew into adulthood, a fascination with the written word developed. She majored in English with a focus in creative writing when she attended university and is now pursuing her PhD. She also studies anthropology, religions, and politics, all of which contribute to her written work.

Today, LA Quill resides in central Canada with her two sons. She is a full-time writer and is the author of the popular Imperial Series and the forthcoming Crystal’s Chronicles. She also has several other projects in the works.

If you’re interested in discovering more about LA Quill and her work, connect with her through her blog: http://laquill.blogspot.com/

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the Canadian prairies. And when I say 'prairies' I mean grass. Lots and lots of grass. Seeing a tree was exciting because they were few and far between. The closest playmate was miles away. Our TV access was limited to three channels, none of them very clear and none of them had any children's programming. There was really nothing to do except create.

As a result, my sisters and I grew vivid imaginations. We would run through the fields pretending to be sorcerers, vampires, elves, or starship captains. We created our own worlds and filled them with fictional people. Years later, when I would decide to write for a living, these worlds and characters were still with me and became the basis for most of my stories.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a child. Journals, stories, whatever came to mind. I wrote my first novel in 8th grade. But I didn't start writing with the intention of making a living until my late 20s. Once I had two young children of my own, I realized they might like to read the stories running around in my head, so I wrote them down and they eventually became my published novels.
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Books

Son's Betrayal (The Imperial Series)
Series: Imperial, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,270. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rowan, youngest son of the powerful Emperor Damuk, has always had a thirst for power. So when a beautiful young courtier offers him just that, he has few reservations and even fewer questions. Seduced by her dark beauty, Rowan agrees to follow her, abandoning the Abital Empire against the express wishes of his father. And that is only the beginning of his adventure...
Mage's Rebellion (The Imperial Series)
Series: Imperial, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,660. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Princess Calinda has always been a talented mage, but she is a woman. Woman cannot serve the Empire except as marriage prizes. In a desperate attempt to avoid being bartered on the marriage market, Callie flees in the dead of night. But little does she know the challenges she will face. As the gathering Dark threatens to consume her, she must use all her skills to avoid disaster.
The Search for Grandmaster Svend (The Knights of St. Andrews)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Grandmaster Svend is missing! With no clues as to his whereabouts, the Knights of St. Andrews must search the wilds of their realm and beyond to find their friend and mentor. Their journey will take them into the coldest parts of St. Andrews and have them facing off with an evil beyond imagining.
Thief's Heartache (The Imperial Series)
Series: Imperial, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,280. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
As the eldest daughter of the Crown Prince Damuk of the Abital Empire, Marella has never been out from under her father's penetrating gaze. But after months of begging, her father has finally allowed her to go west to the Yarian Republic. Now at the court of her uncle, King Darian, Marella finds herself as bored as she ever was at home. For now.
Initiation and Other Stories Based on the Novel Dragon's Tempest
Series: Imperial Short Story, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Reenter the fantastical world of Vorima with ten new short stories written by the author of the novel "Dragon's Tempest". Each story gives new and exciting insight into the characters of the original novel and furthers the understanding of the plot of the entire Imperial Series.
Tales of Winter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A small collection of stories all about winter and the many things that can happen during the colder months. These tales range in length from flash fiction to short stories.
Return and Other Stories Based on the Novel Arianna's Tale
Series: Imperial Short Story, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,480. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
From the author of "Arianna's Tale" come 10 short stories based on the novel. These stories give further insight into the main characters of "Arianna's Tale" and aid in the understanding of the greater plot of the entire Imperial Series.
Christmas Memories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Three little stories about various holiday memories. Some funny, some sad, but all of them based on actual events.
Santa's Boots
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Laren, newly promoted from Stable-Elf, faces his first Christmas Eve as one of the many elves to help Santa dress for the evening. But can he conquer his nervousness and avoid disappointing Santa?
Dragon's Tempest (The Imperial Series)
Series: Imperial, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,480. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
For a hundred years, dragons and wyverns have been at war. The wyverns, confident that any real threats have been destroyed, rule the Wastes as tyrants, using the blood of the locals to fuel their dark magicks. For a hundred years, the wyverns and their Riders have remain unchallenged. Until now.
Arianna's Tale (The Imperial Series)
Series: Imperial, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,440. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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For centuries there has been war. For centuries two great countries have fought by sword and by magick, but neither has claimed victory. Born a peasant, Arianna is content with her life. Until the day a stranger enters her world. Unprepared for the changes he brings, she can do nothing but despair. As a dark threat rises, can a peasant girl, a mage, and a forced romance stop a war?

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