Friday, November 22, 2013

Laura Oneale Interview

I met Sci-Fi/Fantasy/YA author Laura Oneale recently and she agreed to an interview. The following is a taste of what makes Lara tick...

First off, tell us a little bit about you
 I am Laura Oneale, from Johannesburg, South Africa. I work as a financial manager and write novels as my favorite past time. I have three sons, all uniquely talented and proud of them.

Tell us about your books/What genre do you consider your books? 
Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction. The Anglurian Story, Book 1 – Sipho and the Star Pearl / Book 2 – Sipho and the Golden Nails – It’s the story of three hybrid children who join forces with aliens to eliminate evil on earth. Their travels take them to exciting places around the world, as they battle demons.

When did you start writing? 
As a teenager, we had no computers, TV's or phones; it was the library and books only.

Why do you write? 
I love the ability to be able to express and capture my imagination into words. Getting lost within my mind is wonderful.

What would be your choice for a superpower?
 An Alien or another Margaret Thatcher

Who is your favorite author? 
Stephen King

What are you reading now? 
Steve Jobs autobiography

Who is your favorite character to write?
 Zerydo, the alien/spirit being scientist who has many hidden talents

Do you have a writing process?
 Yes, just start writing and once the first word is written the others seem to flow easy.

What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
 Don’t give up on your dreams. Perseverance is the key and believe in yourself.

What inspired you to pursue writing?
 Charles Dickens

What are your favorite TV shows/Movies to watch in between writing?
 World news and Come Dine with Me, British series

What are your current projects?
 Busy with Book three in the series of the Anglurian Story

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to readers?
 Don’t stop reading, it’s the most inspiring, educational activity to do.

Quick Fire:Cats or dogs? Dogs
Coffee or tea? Tea
Favorite food? Pasta
Vanilla or chocolate ice-cream? Chocolate
What are 3 things you never leave home without? Glasses, Lipstick and mints
Laptop or desktop? Laptop
Who are 3 famous people you would to hang out with? Bill Gates, Cher and Prince Charles
TV or Movies? Movies

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