First off, tell me about yourself?
My pen name is L. Salt and I am an emerging, multi-genre writer from the UK. I studied History of World Culture and did Master’s Degree in Art Expertise at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts. I was born in Belarus and have lived for many years in Ukraine and Russia, then finally settled down in the North of England, where I currently live with my husband and my fury baby, Rocky the cat. My interest in writing dates back to my teenage years. Apart from creative writing, I have a passion for travelling, arts, history, and foreign languages.
What made you want to become a writer?
I always liked to tell stories, creating new, fancy worlds. I started to write at school, at the age of 12-13. I wrote a sci-fi series about time travel and another dimensions.
Tell me about anything you’ve written previously?
So far, I’ve written two full-length novels, two novellas, and a few short stories in different genres.
And what are your plans for writing in the future?
I plan to write another thriller/action novella to finish my three-novella series featuring facts and theories from the WWII times. I’m also working on a couple of projects for the upcoming anthologies. They should be released next year. Also, one of my publishers (Wild Dreams Publishing) is working with a movie production company at the moment, so…I look forward to seeing one of my novels being turn into a script.
What is your writing process like?
Normally, I write down a general idea first, then make a plan (something like scenes’ sequence). Sometimes, I write from the beginning to the end. Sometimes, I write different (incoherent) chapters/scenes and then put them together during editing.
What market/demographic do you write for?
I’m a multi-genre writer. I believe everybody who’s interested in history, travel, another cultures, everybody who enjoys thrillers, mysteries, drama, and action will buy my books.
Where can potential fans get your books/writing?
They can find them on all major platforms (Amazon, Kobo, Indigo, etc.). Excerpts from my yet unpublished short stories and blurb for my works in progress are available on my blog.
How have your books been received and what is your own opinion of your work now it’s out there?
I think they were received extremely well by the public. I’ve received lots of positive reviews for my debut novella “His Personal Reich”. Now, I’m working hard on promotion and building my own brand.
Is there anything you’d change or do differently now?
No. I wouldn’t change anything, because I always wanted my books to be published by traditional or indie publishing houses. Both of my “solo” works have finally found good homes with amazing indie publishers – Wild Dreams Publishing and Crazy Ink Publication.
Tell me about your publishing journey?
It was long and exhausting, but…I’ve finally made it to publication. It took me about a year to find a publisher for “The Ways We Follow” and then, a few months after, I signed a contract for “His Personal Reich” with Crazy Ink Publication. Before that, I didn’t have any publishing history, apart from just one short story which has been shortlisted for the 6th Eyeland’s Short Story contest and published in “Stories in Colour” anthology by an indie house in Greece.
Lastly feel free to share links to your social media so people can follow you?
Please, follow me everywhere. You can find me via Facebook (Page & Group), my Pinterest Page, My Blog, My Amazon author’s page, my Goodreads page and lastly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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