Author: Lynette Hill
If you had a writing motto what would it be?
Write anyway. It's more fun than not writing.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
Whenever I get writer's block, it means I'm bored. To write well, first I need to do interesting things. For me that's travel to new places and attending live performance events.
What is one interesting fact about you?
At the age of five I lived in Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines. We lived near a very shallow beach where, at high tide, the water was still only waist-deep. A friend showed me how to find sea horses living among the seaweed there.
Have you learned anything from the self publishing process and would you do anything differently next time?
I will stay involved with writers groups and other independent authors. They all know how to do the things that I don't.
What has been your most successful marketing strategy?
So far I have made most of my sales through personal interaction with people. This can be very hard, as I am a bit shy. People often ask unexpected questions and you have to come up with a reasonable answer very quickly.
What is the best kept secret you have found in regard to indie publishing?
You can make a living providing well-written stories to the world, but it does take hard work and persistence.
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Lynette Hill is a lifelong nomad obsessed with fantasy, folklore and mythology. In between teasing her cat and drinking too much black coffee she travels around Britain and writes fantasy novels.
Halfnote’s Song and Octavia’s Journey, the first two books in her Glass Singers series, tell the stories of two sisters who create beautiful objects with the power of their voices. There is more to their art than the mere creation of baubles, however. The sisters struggle to make impossible choices between love and duty as they face plague, an insatiable monster and the plots of a distant queen.
These are stories involving strong, creative female protagonists learning to make their way in a complex, multi-cultural world.
Her Glass Singers series was inspired by the Tibetan throat-singing masters she encountered at the Smithsonian Museum’s 2002 Folklore Festival in Washington D.C.
Readers who like Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker series, Robin Hobbs’ Liveship books or Octavia Butler’s Earthseed will enjoy this series as well.
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