Interview with Lesley L. Smith

Getting To Know You_ Lesley L. Smith

Hello my fellow little munchkins. I have recently been in contact with this lovely author and I will have my review on now of her books up in the following weeks. I am doing okay, it is the morning for me when I am posting this so I am extremely tired but I am making it through, and I hope you are too. I am back to school and I cannot wait for the next break to come so I can get some sleeping and writing and blogging done. I am trying to write a book but I don’t know how it is going to come out. Anyways you came here to read an Interview not here about me ramble so what you as for you shall receive.

What is your writing kryptonite?

It will sound odd, but my writing kryptonite is outlining. When I’ve tried outlining a book, it has sucked all the fun out of it and I haven’t been able to finish the project.

What made you want to write this book?

I became curious about the concept of luck.

What is it?

Is it a real thing? What if it was? What if it was conserved? This would mean if someone had good luck, someone else would have bad luck. This sounded very dramatic to me…and hence Conservation of Luck was born.


If you could tell your younger writing self something, what would it be?

I would tell my younger writing self to keep trying, to not give up. You do need a thick skin to be a writer. For every story you publish, you probably get many rejections.


What Hogwarts house would the main character of your book be sorted into?

I think my protagonist, Ella, would be in Hufflepuff. She’s not perfect, but she’s someone who always tries to help other people and is very loyal.


What word would sum up your book.


I just find the entire concept of luck and investigating it to be very intriguing.


Do you believe in writer’s block?

I definitely have had times when I didn’t want to write, or I felt like what I was writing was not good. But I don’t have much time to write, so when I get it writer’s block really isn’t an option.


Any tips on how to go through a dreaded writer’s block?

Writing anything can help you break through, and I do mean anything. Start with a grocery list and move on to an email…

Soon, you’ll be writing something you need to be writing.

I also recommend giving yourself permission to write a bad first draft. Don’t try for perfection initially; that can paralyze you. Writing should always involve rewriting.


How can your readers discover more about you and your work?

I have a website:

I also have an ezine: and associate blog:


Where do you see publishing going in the future?

It’s pretty hard to see how traditional publishing is going to survive. They seem to utilize a lot of old-fashioned practices that don’t really work.

In the future, maybe we’ll see stories and novels in even more different media…

Don’t forget to check out her books which include the following:

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