About Lee Ryder:
Alden Native and Amazon Best Selling award nominated author Lee Ryder knew she wanted to be an author very early on. From the time she began to read she knew and cherished the amazing worlds that could be brought to life in books.
She started writing in elementary school and never stopped. Her work was published in many small works throughout the year. Her writing blossomed in high school when she was published in the school literary magazine “Between The Lines.”
When she isn’t creating new worlds for her characters to live in she’s spending time with her family or crafting. She’s a firm believer in Random Acts of Kindness and spreading love in the world wherever she can.
What inspires you to write?
Most of my inspiration comes from dreams. I am a vivid dreamer and many of my stories come from them.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
That's a hard one, I have several. First and foremost is Cassandra Clare. I've met her several times and she is just wonderful. Second is John Saul, I read all his books as a teenager and throughout the years. I think my third favorite is Eric Asher, in particular the Vesik series. Fourth in Line is Christy Sloat she's just an amazing writer.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a seat of your pants writer. I tend to write scene by scene kind of like a movie playing in my head. I like to say writing a book is like reading a good book backwards.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh for sure, I listen to my imaginary friends and when I have writers block I say they're jealous because I was writing another story.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would tell other writers that the words need to be put on the page. This is your story, no one else's. There is someone who will like it, and there are those who will hate it. Don't listen to the people who hate it because your story is just not their cup of tea. There's lots of people out there who enjoy reading so don't be afraid to put those words on paper. Also, make sure you get a good editor. Don't read the reviews, especially the bad ones. They do not reflect on your work because reviews are subjective.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wrote so much fan fiction throughout the years and finally decided, maybe I can do this. I found out that I could! My first book almost didn't happen, because of a group of people who lost me my publisher. I was devastated. With the help of very good friends I pulled myself up and self published my first book. I'm glad I did, because I wouldn't be where I am now if I had let those people destroy my dream.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there's going to be more self published authors. You fit in this world, there's a book for everyone. You just have to find it.
What genres do you write?: Several, sy fy, dystopian, paranormal, mystery, horror, romantic thriller, romance I have something for everyone
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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