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Teen Author Interview: Madison Louise

Today I have a very special guest! Madison Louise is a young teen who has chosen to pursue her dream of writing. I envy her willingness to put herself out there at such a young age, and so I asked her to tell us a little bit about what inspired her to begin writing.
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Title: Shadow Future
Release date: April 11th 2012
Author: Madison Louise

Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
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How old are you?

I’m a teen, writing out the stresses of life. lol
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What/who inspired you to begin writing?

Hmm…I guess, just watching other people come up with great things inspired me. I wanted to write something of my own so that other people could enjoy it, as much as I enjoy other people’s creations.
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What genres do you prefer to write and why?

Romance/adventure/paranormal/mystery etc…I kind of put all of them together to create my own genre. I like writing in that because it has the romance, which is the part I like to read. (Writing it isn’t as fun as it sounds. Lol) And adventure is always fun. You get to create new places and things, make it work. Paranormal is new for me. I wanted to create some new being that no one has ever thought of before. I was tired of vampire, zombie, werewolf stories. I wanted something new. And mystery, it was just fun, trying to solve the plot as you wrote it. I like to read mystery books, and I could solve most of them.
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Tell us a little bit about your book?

It’s about a girl OverShadower named Pearl. And OverShadowers control the shadows and darkness. And Pearl is the last girl of her kind, so you know about all the kind of pressure. The book is mostly about her trying to find herself. Get her freedom. Trying to change her future.
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What inspired the story?

Hmmm…Nothing really, it just sort of…came to me. I like to lay in bed at night, and make up stories in my head, so it must have come from what book I was reading at the time and a fix of other stories. And BAM. There, a new story. ;)
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Why did you choose to self-publish instead of pursue traditional publishing?

I chose to self publish because, first off, I won the NaNo Teen Writing contest, so I got to get five free paperback copies of my book. And then I was like, “why not take it a step further?” Being published was one of my biggest dreams ever, and it felt cool making it happen myself. J
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Would you like to eventually pursue traditional publishing?

Yes! Definitely! That’s one reason why I’m self publishing. If my book sells, and it’s popular, than the publishing companies might notice, and like my book. That’s another big dream for me. The only thing with traditional publishing is that, you have deadlines, and you have to wait to reveal certain things. I don’t think I have that kind of patience. Haha. I have enough trouble not revealing all kinds of things
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Comments

  1. I like the sound of Madison's book! We seem to enjoy the same genres. ;) Great interview you two!

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  2. Thanks for the interview, Melissa! :)

    -Maddi

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