Interview with LeaGarcia
Author of book:Torn Dimension - Arc II: The Clone of Thorns. (Book 1)
Blurb:A young boy, Genesis Zivot, is a troubled boy who is suddenly sucked into his 'destiny' which reveals more than he ever desired to know. His life is thrown into chaos when a mysterious man named Ouwnsel (Owen-sel) decides to show himself. Has a bit of everything in it's many, many chapters. (31 in total to come). It includes a bit of everything: action, drama, happiness and suffering with a bit of love sprinkled in there, somewhere, anyway. And in more ways than one! Torn Dimension's second arc. Is the first book in the series! The arcs are set in chronological order - so arc two is after arc one and before arc three, etc.
1.Are your books directed towards female readers, male readers, or both? Can you explain why you do this?
Hmm. Well, I'd really like to believe my novels are geared towards both genders. Though, I think it depends on the genre really. The novels I'm writing at the moment - as I see them - are directed towards both genders. However, that may change with some of the books I have planned.
2.Do you have a specific genre that you love to write about? Read about?
Definitely my favourite genres to write are fantasy, adventure, mystery/suspense, romance - never straight forward romance though - and teen fiction. I just think they're so fun to write and I can add a lot of questions to them for readers to enjoy finding out as the story progresses.
To read I think it's roughly the same and for the same reasons. I love novels that make me question pretty much everything with amazing characters that have a clear character development.
3.How do you feel about romance books or books that are directed towards more of the female audience? Do you believe that there should be more books directed towards the male audience? (wattpad or books in general)
Oh, well, personally I have a soft spot for books generated towards a female audience. As for whether I feel there should be more books directed to a male audience... I'm content with the way it's dealt with at the moment. :)
4.What books/authors have influenced your writing?
The one that's at the top - and probably always will be is definitely J. K. Rowling. I think she has a fantastic way with words and her characters are just so amazing and complex. You just feel everything in her work. She's awesome.
5.When and why did you begin writing?
Well, I began writing back in 2008 when I wrote the book 'World's Collide.' It was a fan-fiction book with loads of terrible mistakes. I started writing when a friend introduced me to how fun it was. I've just been so wrapped up in it since I can't imagine what my life would be without writing. Sounds cliché but it's the truth.
6.What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing my book 'Torn Dimension,' which of course is still going, is definitely avoiding the plot-wholes. Since it's a series I had to be super careful nothing get's over looked or contradicts another plot line.
Another hard was figuring the right times for everything to be revealed and not rushing things.
7.Have you ever hated something you wrote?
Of course. I don't believe there's an author out there that hasn't. Personally, I don't like 'Worlds Collide.' I think it's too messy and just the way I wrote makes me cringe whenever I see it. Though, saying that I decided to post it so I must have some like for it somewhere. Probably the memories. x)
8.Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I think from writing any book I've learnt things from how people would comment on it. I take all the comments into account. I especially love constructive comments and those who are engaging in their comments! :)
9.Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I'm not really sure. Possibly? Though, I'm not aware of any. Would definitely make my day if there were. :o
10.Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I would just like to say I'm grateful they like my stuff so much! I don't have too many readers, but there's a few loyal ones here and there. I think they're the ones that count. So, I just want to say it means so much to me that they are so engaging in my work (some on Wattpad and some elsewhere).
Thank you! :) xo
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