Lacey Lane was born in the UK and as a child loved writing stories. At the age of 31 she decided to rekindle her passion for writing. Her debut ebook The Revenge of the Pumpkins was first published in October 2014. Since then she has published another two ebooks, The Ultimate Guide to Frugal Living and The Little Book of Horrors. As well as her ebooks, The Ultimate Guide to Frugal Living and The Little Book of Horrors are also available as a paperback.Lacey’s other passions include reading and gardening.
IDK: When did you first start writing?
LL: I used to enjoy writing when I was a child. I rekindle this passion in 2014 and self published my first short story, The Revenge of the Pumpkins, on Smashwords in October 2014.
IDK: Tell us a little bit about your most recent book.
LL: My most recent book is called The Little Book of Horrors. It’s a collection of short horror stories and it is available as an ebook and also as a paperback. The stories are quite gory and not for the faint hearted.
IDK: Who are some of your non-literary inspirations?
LL: My parents. They have given me so much love and in me they have created a strong, independant woman.
IDK: Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character? (Television, movies, books).
LL: I have never fallen in love with a fictional characer, but when I was a kid, I had a thing for Daniel from The Karate Kid. When I was a teenager, I had a crush on Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
IDK: What is the first step in your writing process?
LL: I usually get a random idea pop into my head and then I send a little note to myself on Facebook. I keep it there for future reference.
IDK: What is some advice you would give a person just starting their writing pursuits?
LL: Don’t give up. You can do it. Network and find a group of like minded people. This is great for support. I found a great bunch of people in the Indie Author Support and Discussion group on Facebook. They also have a cool website. http://indieauthorsupportanddiscussion.com/
IDK: You are best friends with the main character of the last book you read. What would you two do first?
LL: The last book I read was The Silence of the Stones by Rebbeca Bryn. It’s an awesome book. It’s compelling and full of mystery. If Alana was my best friend we would be hunting to uncover the secrets of the stones and what happened to the missing children.
IDK: Do you have any upcoming projects?
LL: Yes, I do. I will be taking part in a horror anthology. I have also recently started to write a non fiction book. There’s no particular deadline for this book, but I would like it to be on sale some time this year. I also have ideas to start a series featuring Saskia and Ananstasia. They are characters from a short called Bloodlust, which can be found in The Little Book of Horrors. This will be a series of shorts or novellas. I don’t have a word count in mind. I will write until the stories are complete. The stories could end up 3000 words long or 30,000 words long. Who knows?
IDK: What are some of your non-writing activities?
LL: Gardening and reading.
IDK: Would you rather be a master of every musical instrument or be able to speak every language fluently?
LL: Ooh, this is a hard one. I think languages. I could communicate with everyone in the world and translate my books into every language.
IDK: What was the first thing you ever got published? A poem, a story, an essay?
LL: A poem called My True Love. I think I was about 14 years old at the time.
IDK: Any final thoughts you would like to leave for the readers?
LL: Live life. Don’t let others hold you back. Do something crazy. You only live once.