Ask the Author: L T Meyers
What would you like readers to know about you?
I would like readers to know that I am talented in the arts. I played French Horn for about 7 years, 3 of which I was in the marching band. Throughout high school, I did a lot of art classes as well, such as- ceramics, painting, and pottery. Right now, I currently lead worship at my church with the praise band along with leading the kids in the weeks I am not singing up front. My mother and I share a hobby in quilting, in which we share alongside my aunt, and we get together about once a week to sew.
What is Timeless about for those who haven’t read it?
My book, Timeless, is about a woman, whose name is Persy, who at the time she turns 18, remembers what she is to her people, the mages. She is the Savior. She must defeat the Darkness, who tries sending an assassin to kill her. That assassin, whose name is Diggory, however, fails to do so because he ends up falling in love with her. Persy reciprocates feelings for him, but she is betrothed to another, so she has a hard time accepting them.
What has been your inspiration for writing Timeless?
Timeless was an idea I had when I was in high school, but it was entirely different then. You could tell how young I was when I wrote it because of the fantasies I dreamt of, so it was corny. It also played off books I read. When I picked it back up to look at though, I thought that there was a story, but it needed to be changed so it could be my own work with nothing extolling itself in it. Mostly the inspiration for Timeless was because I wanted a story to read that I could invest my time in, thus Timeless came to be.
What was your favorite scene or part of Timeless to write?
My favorite scenes to write in Timeless…hmm. This is a good question and very hard to answer because I had so much fun writing a few of them. I think I’m going to go with the scene where Persy and Diggory are dancing together at the ball. In it, Persy is nervous about dancing with him because she feels that she has offended him in some way, which she has. Diggory ends up telling her that he knows about her special power in which she can read other people thoughts and that he knows that she knows how he feels about her and because of that Diggory puts it out there on the floor that he loves her. There is so much that happens at the ball that is so exciting to talk about, but I feel like it would be better to let you read it so you can see for yourself.
What books or authors inspired you to become a writer?
I don’t necessarily think books or authors inspired me to become a writer. I think that I just loved reading stories that I need one for myself. My own personal story that fits everything that I love reading about into one. Though I do have a couple of favorites: J. K. Rowling, Christopher Paolini, C. S. Lewis, and Robin Jones Gunn are a few to name.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book?
My advice for aspiring authors would be to surround yourself in a community of authors and writers, not just on social media, but in areas around you where you can go over your work. When I first published my book, I only had one friend to help me with my editing and we had four to five different states separating us. After I published my book that was about it with my work. I was still writing but I wasn’t doing anything else. About a year and a half later, I met other authors and writers, and everything changed quickly. I had a support group. They helped me with my work, and they would inform me of events that I could attend. Now, because of them, I not just a better writer, but I am a better self-publisher. I have become better at social media and with marketing.
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