Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Laura, I’m a 23 year old graduate with a degree in Business and French. I’ve loved reading from a young age so it’s unsurprising that I turned to writing!
I’ve had one book, Awakening, published (on 13th March this year!) and have another couple in the finishing stages of draft one, as well as a lot of other ideas scribbled down here and there…basically I work on the one I’m feeling at the time!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book’s called Awakening, and it is inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Originally I wrote it as a short story for a Halloween blog hop where Sleeping Beauty turned bad, but it developed into something completely different! (But still based on the fairy tale).
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t really think so…but then again I write when I feel like writing, so I’m not convinced I’ve actually made any habits at all yet!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read a lot, so its actually very difficult for me to answer this one. I was a big fan of Brandon Sanderson and Trudi Canavan in my teens, and they’ve certainly influenced one of my works-in-progress in the scope and genre of the book! `
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working mostly on book 2 of the Alventia series (a sequel for Awakening) called Cloaked, though I also have a prequel for the series in progress too! I also have the first book of a series called Orbs of War in progress.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
This I’m still learning! As a bit of a newbie still, I’m still trying to work out the best approach! `
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just go for it! When I submitted Awakening my main thought is ‘I might as well try’ and it got me a contract with a small publisher!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
To not listen to what other people want you to do, but follow your own path.
What are you reading now?
Chasing Evil by Kylie Brant. Its across between crime and suspense and I’m enjoying it massively!
What’s next for you as a writer?
Just to keep going as I am! I feel like I just got some creativity back so I aim to make it last and get Cloaked finished!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Harry Potter! I grew up with it and remembered waiting for each new book to come out, the whole experience is what makes it my favourite.
Author Websites and Profiles
Laura Greenwood Website