Interview with Australian Author – Rachael Wode

“Australian Authors” – Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?

Rachael – I have a rare condition called a protein C deletion which causes Thrombophilia. Basically my blood is too thick for my body to process.

“Australian Authors” – What made you want to become a writer?

Rachael – I have always loved books, and was encouraged by family and friends to put pen to paper.

“Australian Authors” – What gives you inspiration for your book(s)?

Rachael – My inspiration goes back to one of my childhood favourites, Roald Dahl, and reading his famous books.

“Australian Authors” – Now, the big question, are you working on another book?

Rachael – Yes, I am working on a series of books.

“Australian Authors” – What genres do you prefer to write in?

Rachael – Fantasy

“Australian Authors” – What do you think about the ebook revolution?

Rachael – It is a good idea, although, there will always be a want for printed books somewhere.

“Australian Authors” – Do you start a book with a definite plot, or do you just write?

Rachael – I just write, however, the characters I have created are a definite requirement to the plot.

“Australian Authors” – Pen or type writer or computer?

Rachael – All of the above, I always need to write down ideas when they come to me, then I type them on the computer later and expand my story with those ideas.

“Australian Authors” – Do your characters seem to hijack the story, or are you always in control?

Rachael – I am always in control of my characters.

“Australian Authors” – Are your characters based on real people or completely imagined?

Rachael – Imagined, (Mostly)

“Australian Authors” – Have you thought about joining with another author to write a book?

Rachael – It would depend on their writing style and ideas.

“Australian Authors” – Who are your favourite authors?

Rachael – Roald Dahl, Brigid Kemmerer, J,K Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, Susanne Collins and Veronica Roth.

“Australian Authors” – What’s your advice to Authors? On writing? Publishing? Marketing?

Rachael – Avoid vanity publishers, they take your money and give you nothing but grief and false promises.

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