What inspired you to write?
It was my desire to scare readers that prompted and inspired me to write. As well as my love for stories and wanting to write something that no one else had.
Was your inspiration sudden, or did it take time?
It built over the years.
Did you use an outline, or just write your story from start to finish?
I just wrote the story from start to finish.
Do you work alone, or get encouragement from family and friends?
I work alone.
What was the most difficult part of writing your book?
Getting the location right. Because I live in New Zealand and my book's location was set in America. I had to make sure I had it all correct and that meant a lot of research which I really enjoyed.
What was the most enjoyable aspect of writing your book?
The most enjoyable aspect of writing my book was actually finishing it.
Are you working on a new book at the moment?
Yes I'm working on two more books. An anthology and a novel both due out very soon.
Do you have any book giveaways, contests or events coming up?
I have currently a giveaway of three signed copies of my book "Hounded" that can be found on my twitter. @AuthorEllie
What gets in the way of your creativity?
Noise. I need silence when I'm working.
What strategies do you use to deal with criticism?
It will depend on the criticism, some I can learn from, and some I will ignore.
What is your favorite/worst childhood memory?
Worst childhood memory: Falling off my push bike at the tender age of seven. I went over the handle bars and scared my arms up pretty badly.
Favorite childhood memory: Going on an plane for the fist time at the age of nine.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Yes I do. My favorite quote is: Smile always.
What is your favorite show on TV?
The Walking Dead (can I name a few?)
Ash Vs Evil
And a whole lot more. As you can see I love TV
Planet of the Apes all of them
Misery by Stephen King
Who would you want to meet if you could? Dead or alive.
I'd love to meet Chris Hemsworth
Is there a talent you wish you had?
I don't wish for any :)
What’s something about you that would surprise us?
It may surprise you to know that I'm also a graphic artist making book covers for other authors :) as well as designing web pages, banners for twitter, FaceBook, and making logo's and I also have created adult coloring books and developed a slot game which can be found on the itunes https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slinfy.infinityslot
Describe yourself in 3 words!
Funny, Happy, Mysterious
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