For the record, please state your name. We also need a photo for the interview is posted.
Hey there, this is Lili Mahoney.
How long have you been writing?
I started my debut about 4 yrs ago, it was published in 2015.
What genre do you write in?
Barefoot Pastures is YA/NA. And I’m about to release a romance, under PeggyJane Mahoney
Have you done a book tour? If not I may have a suggestion if you’re up for it!
I’ve not! Just a few signings and takeovers on facebook!
Talk to Tami Adams…she’s on facebook. She’s very reasonable…she’s an author for authors. She owns Magic of Books Promotions.
Great thank you!
You’re welcome! What inspired, motivated, influenced you to become an author
My sanity! To be honest. Growing up, I was not a reader. I’m dyslexic, so school was tough; college even more so. My books were read to me and I had note takers. Some friends talked me into reading the twilight series, and while doing so, a story stayed playing out in my head. I HAD to write it or go insane. My brain couldn’t move forward until I did
Speaking of, what’s your take on fanfiction?
I love it! I think it’s an inspiration for tons of people and keeps things in perspective. As long as people remember the definition of FICTION
What fandoms did you/do you write in?
Anna Todd is my favorite! Just had to toss that out there. I am working on something from the football world.
Care to share your pen name?
It’s Lili for YA, but PeggyJane for everything else.
Do you have background noise going while you right? If so what?
Yes. I have to zone out, very ADHD, so I listen to cello or something that I’m in the mood for. Depends on the scene. Usually Gary Allen, Stepford Sons, Five Finger Death Punch, eclectic, I know!
Tell us a little about your plans for the future. Where do you see yourself as a writer in five years? 10 years? 20?
I hope to have an award winning novel! Hopefully in less than 5 yrs. I intend to release the entirety of the barefoot pastures saga as well as the football fanfiction I’m currently working on.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Loosely based on my daughter, at times, but the rest are all from the insanity that is my imagination.
Any advice for other authors? Anything you’d like to tell your readers? This is where you have the floor…give links to your work/you!
For anyone wanting to write, WRITE. And do it often. Let more than one person read it. Be open minded and aware of where you come from. Every single reader has their own background.
For my readers, take the journey with Tory. It’s long but full of excitement and LIFE. I adore all feedback so please reach out to me.
Links to where we could find your works.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with me!