This month I am speaking to Lesa McKee, author of Operation Space Cats and other feel-good fiction.
Hello, Lesa, and thank you for taking the time to talk to me. To start us off, can I ask what motivated you to become an Indie author?
I read about each process, both self-publishing and traditional publishing, and becoming an Indie resonated with me. I like the idea of controlling the process. Some authors have to wait a long time to hear back from a publisher they’ve submitted to, and then the answer may be no. And this could happen repeatedly.
Also I wanted to have a hand in designing my own cover. I’m creative In many ways, writing being just one of them.
And what are your favourite genre(s) to write?
I like to mix genres, like the series I’m working on now. (Operation Space Cats). It’s part science fiction, part fantasy, adventure, and humorous all rolled up into one! I’d also like to venture into romance, maybe sweet, historical or even epic/fantasy/fairy tale like. Something with a castle and a far away kingdom in it!
What is the best part about writing for you?
This is a two-fold question for me. As an immediate benefit *the thrill*, I’d say it’s spending time with my characters in an imaginary world I created. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Aside from that, there’s the long-term benefit of knowing one day my grand-darlings will be reading my stories and passing them on through the generations. And leaving behind a legacy like that is truly the best part of all!
Do you have any tips on what to do and not to do when writing?
To do- Study your craft, learn to critique & how to edit. I think this is the best stuff you can do for your writing. Not to do- Skip the ‘to do’ list.
Do you read much? If so, who are your favourite authors?
I was an avid reader my whole life, but now that I’m a writer, I don’t really have the time. When I do read, it’s in support of my fellow Indie writers. Indie books are all I buy anymore. My kindle library app is filling up with their books, I just need to find time to read them all!
And can you tell me a little about the world in your book?
It’s very different than the here and now. Anyone can travel in space. Afterall, Granny and Tebbs (along with his space team) go to the local space station to head up a rescue mission to find their missing family who was last seen on the planet Candar.
Bio: Lesa McKee grew up at her Grandmother’s knee, listening to the French folktales her animated Grandma Ida shared. A love of stories was born and her imagination took off!
Thank you for your time today, Lesa. It has been great talking to you.
Lesa is now living her dream as a Christian Indie writer of feel-good fiction, including a short story series of far-out space cats, titled ‘Operation Space Cats’. These purrific feline adventures are filled with faith, friendship & fun!
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