This week’s guest post is an interview with the lovely Stella Dee, author of Living Among Ghosts.
Q01 – When did you decide you wanted to become a writer?
Q02 – Are there any authors who inspire you?
No, I inspire myself.
Q03 – What is your dream goal for your writing?
To tell my stories that I have had hidden away in my mind, like a vault, for years and hope to get the attention of the reader and take them on a journey into my world.
Q04 – What is the title (or working title) of your current manuscript and can you tell us a little bit about it?
LIVING AMONG GHOSTS is my first book, a nonfiction paranormal story based on my real-life growing up and my current story is fiction.
An erotica romance thriller in the progress of being edited with no title as of yet.
Q05 – How long have you been working on this manuscript?
Since July of 2017
Q06 – Do you plan your stories or just leap into the writing?
I have had some for years in my mind waiting to be released into a book and while others come to me in the middle of the night, while I am in bed and almost dozing off to sleep, when I suddenly awaken with a new story to write.
Q07 – Do you have a writing routine?
No, not all the time, I write when the mood hits me and when it does I put aside at least two hours a day to write and finish the story.
Q08 – What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
Letting it go to the editor because it is my baby.
Q09 – What are your thoughts on Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing?
I love self-publishing, it gives me more freedom to choose my covers and I have control of my own work.
I could never do traditional publishing as I hate the thought of them taking my writing and giving it to someone to control my work.
Q10 – What is the single best piece of advice you could give to new writers?
Do not let anyone take away your dreams of being a writer. If you know in your heart that is your true purpose here on earth, then “write” to your heart’s content.
Q11 – Are there any authors you would love to meet in person?
YES, Daniel Brito who is my editor and has written his own book.
Q12 – Tells us why you love writing?
Well if you are a writer you should already know this answer, because we are born to write and tell stories, and it is our passion.
Living Among Ghosts
I have, since 1997, wanted to write about this book and decided in 2016 to write and self publish.
It is non-fiction about my life growing up in the rural area and my experiences with the “paranormal”…
It is a story that starts from my life growing up in a haunted house and the area I lived in had very strange anomalies and how my life was warped into many dimensions of the unknown and at the end of my mother’s life, I found out there really is an afterlife.
My novel “Living Among Ghosts” can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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A big thanks to the wonderful Stella Dee for agreeing to this interview. I hope you all found it as enjoyable as I. If you have any questions for Stella, please drop them in the comments below 🙂
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Check back on Friday when I’ll have my own post up, at 18:30 GMT.