Louise Findlay writes fantasy (generally short stories) and inspirational poetry. She enjoys reading and writing about mythological creatures such as angels and demons but has a soft spot for vampires. Louise is currently in the midst of writing a vampire novella about two vampire clans whose deputy’s clash in a big way, entitled A Spy in the Sagax Vampires.
She generally writes ebooks but she’s apart of a few anthologies which are in print and plans to release a print version of a collection of poetry at Christmas time this year. http://louisefindlaybooks.com
What inspired you to start writing?
Stories. Reading absolutely great stories and falling in love with the fantasy genre and mythological creatures.
What is your ideal writing setting?
Me and my laptop at a weekend or a day off school with no distracting TV or happenings in cyberspace.
Who are some of your favorite authors? Why do you like them?
Cassandra Clare, Darren Shan, Richelle Mead and Rachel Caine to name a few. I love their gripping worlds with unique takes on supernatural powers and the people that live with them or have them.
What social issues become themes in your work, if any?
I don’t think there are in my books, except for power hungry vampires. 😉
What kind of books do you write?
Fantasy, of course. A little bit of poetry but mostly short stories.
Which of your characters do you find you relate to the most?
I don’t know. I could try you what is easier to write though. In A Spy in the Sagax Vampires, my vampires usually. They’re bloodthirsty, egotistical and hate humans. I just channel their aggression into dialogue and description. Certain vampires have more of an analytic look on things, so I tailor it specific characters.
Which do you relate to the least?
Writing humans in a vampire novel is hard. Trying to portray them as individual people is difficult. They can’t be too weak, but they can’t be too strong as vampires are the ultimate predators.
Who is your favorite villain?
I don’t have villains per say in my books (yet) but in TV Show, Once Upon A Time, it has to be reformed villain, Regina Mills aka The Evil Queen.
Tell us a little about your book/series – the characters, the setting, the themes
My poetry book, The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales is set in a land called Wintaru where many manner of creatures live such as elves, fey and goblins. The main character is a nameless dragon who hates Christmas because Santa never gave him any presents. Ever year he tries to thwart elves’ celebration with different devious plans.
Have you ever considered writing something outside of your comfort genre?
I have been thinking about writing something dystopian but nothing has come to mind yet.
Do you have any pet peeves when it comes to writing?
Certain scenes that I get stuck at. I can’t stand it. I eventually come back to them though once I’ve finished writing more exciting ones.
What do you to relax and have fun when you aren’t writing?
I read books and fanfiction. I also like playing RPG video games and a bit of very competitive table tennis. I’m a bit of a musician with my clarinet and recorder playing.
Catch up with Louise
The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales
There was a dragon that hated Christmas because Santa never gave him any presents. Every year he tries to ruin it for everyone in Wintaru. Read the tales about fairies, elves and goblins who try and thwart this dastardly dragon.
Amazon (Print): http://amzn.to/1evkLz6
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1ExdbsN
Barnes & Noble (Print): http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=36889&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barnesandnoble.com%2Fw%2Fthe-magic-christmas-dragon-other-poetry-tales-louise-findlay%2F1120878145%3Fean%3D9781326111885
Dreamless Roads Anthology
Join us on the Dreamless Roads where we step across the threshold into the unknown to discover words that have turned into worlds of imagination, legend and, of course, fantasy. Commune with your inner elf, or dwarf, quest with heroes and warriors, and cross the borders into the land of gods and dragons ~ and the past and future realms of possibility and adventure.
Amazon (Print): http://amzn.to/1KzDeba
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1FD39u9
Barnes & Noble: http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=36889&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barnesandnoble.com%2Fw%2Fdreamless-roads-a-fantasy-anthology-jan-hawke%2F1120936434%3Fean%3D9780992747244
The Rogue’s Odyssey
(Also included in Dreamless Roads anthology)
Heroes with an edge are always fascinating and when the métier is poetic, the romance tends to rise exponentially because, after all, everyone loves a rascal who’s only a heartbeat away from being on the wrong side of the tracks, but who somehow always battles on to win the day, whether that’s fleeing from dastardly henchmen, or fighting a terrifying dragon.
“Certain parts of the poem flowed B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L-L-Y where the commas were utilized to perfection” Review quote by Mr. Controversy at The Review Board.
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1HLiR7g
Thanks for interviewing me, Charlotte. Some interesting writery questions you asked me.
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