Welcome to My Indie Monday! MIM is hosted by Me, My Shelf and I.
MY INDIE MONDAY is a meme all about Independent and Self Published Authors. Who they are. Where to find them. Why you should read them.
Today, let's welcome Cye Cho, author of Florence. And don't forget to check out a giveaway of the book.
When did you decide to become a writer and why?
I can't pinpoint the exact time... for I've always wanted to tell stories to others. Daydreaming about different lives and different places is something that I greatly enjoy doing.
Where did you get the inspiration to write the book?
I've always been obsessed with mer mythology, so I wanted to come up with my own take on mermaids and mermen. Some of the things that I drew upon for inspiration were sea documentaries (David Attenborough etc.) and my own experiences of the ocean. One of my most vivid memories as a child was going scuba diving in a coral reef. As a child, I used to spend a lot of time daydreaming about life below the waves.
Your favourite character from the book?
Florence. She's an outsider who's trying to find somewhere to belong--something that I think most people can relate to.
The book trailer for Florence is beautiful, do you happen to design it yourself?
Yes. I created and animated the images myself. I wanted to use symbols and shapes to convey the color, wonder, and danger of Niemela.
Will there be more stories set in the underwater world of Niemela?
Yes. I'm currently working on the sequel to "Florence", and hope to have it out soon. Book 2 will involve Florence Waverley's search for a life path in Niemela. It's going to have lots of action, adventure, and romance. Along with some interesting new characters.
Favourite book of all time and why?
"The Little Prince" by Antoine de-Saint Exupery. It's timeless, whimsical, and truly moving.
If someone made a movie based on your life, which actor/actress will you pick to be you?
Could I be a computer-generated Pixar character? :-)
2. Ends September 10th.
3. Open International.
4. Fill in the rafflecopter and that's it!