LM Preston is a recent acquaintance of mine. She’s extremely talented and writes YA novels with a compelling and captivating voice! She’s also incredibly nice and works hard to help other authors get noticed in the NA and YA realm. Get to know her, please!
PJ: How long have you been writing?
LM: I’d been writing since I was 12 yrs old, then life happened at 21 yrs old and I stopped writing until just 7 yrs ago.
PJ: At what point did you reach a place where you felt successful as a writer?
LM: When someone I didn’t know purchased my first book. I know that’s not much to some people but I felt honored to have just one person who doesn’t know me read and enjoy my stories.
PJ: Is the writing life what you expected when you started out? If not, how is it different?
LM: The writing life is not what I expected. I have to do more than write. I have to write, promote, be social, and constantly improve my art. Not to mention, because of writing I’ve met some amazing people that I would never have met had I not been writing.
PJ: The general public seems to think authors are relatively wealthy. Without prying too much, has your writing income lived up to expectations?
LM: Ha! The starving artist is more like it. I never did it for money. However, I did start turning a profit about 3 yrs ago, which is good for any business. Also, I do believe I’m wealthy, with love and support from people who never knew me before they experienced my stories.
PJ: Would you do anything differently if you had it to do over again?
LM: Nothing. Mistakes are great teachers. Everything I have learned on this journey of writing has made me rich beyond the books I’ve written.
PJ: What is the single most exciting thing that’s happened to you as a writer?
LM: Meeting LA Banks! Oh my gosh, she was an amazing inspiration to me and a beautiful spirit. I would’ve never, ever had the chance to meet her face to face had I not been a writer and had a really good excuse to invite her to meet me in DC 😀
Book Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atvKA9E4bPI&feature=youtu.be
Read sample: http://www.freado.com/book/13273/purgatory-reign
eBook (March 2013)
Print (May 2013)