Thursday, May 5, 2016

Interview with Author Samie Sands

Author of Lockdown

1. What inspired you to write your book? I read a lot of zombie, horror themed books before writing my own, and I quickly realised that all of the main characters had at least some of the skills needed to survive horrific situations. I decided to write Lockdown, which puts Leah

2. What is it about?
Leah is an ordinary girl-next-door type who accidently stumbles across evidence that there’s a life threatening virus beginning to ravish the country. The Government puts everyone into quarantine in their own homes while they sort it all out, but of course it doesn’t quite go to plan. The plot centres around Leah, and her attempt to survive something that she’s really not equipped for.

3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? I hope people will see that the main character of this type of book doesn’t always have to be a badass. It can be a normal person, just doing their best!

4. What advice do you have for writers?
Just give it a go! Many people want to try, but are too nervous, or don’t feel like they have the time. All I can say to those people is just have a go – you won’t know until you at least try. And of course, write as often as you can J

5. Where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
E-books are clearly the way forward these days – although personally I do prefer a paperback –which is exciting because it gives writers a chance,that might not have had one otherwise.

6. What challenges did you have in writing your book?
Plot holes! Of course that’s what editing is for, but sometimes the writer knows everything about their created world, so they don’t always think to write things down. That’s difficult, because you don’t want to overload either.

7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
Because it’s different, and because it’s the start of a trilogy which is unlike any other!

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