About Lilly

Lilly Wilde is the Author of The Untouched Series.  She is a wife and mom who loves to fill each day with happiness and laughter. Lilly loves to dream, get lost in fantasy and create alternate worlds in which we can escape ever so often. She’s down-to-earth, engaging and compassionate with a great sense of humor. Her laughter is one of the first qualities that you’ll notice; you’ll become instantly drawn to her witty and fun-loving spirit.

Lilly spent a lot of time daydreaming as a child which led to numerous hours of reading and eventually the writing of poetry. The first story Lilly began writing was entitled He Lied To Me, a novel she plans to complete in the near future. After years of starting and stopping several novels, she eventually set a goal to complete her debut novel, Untouched.

Her stories are of strength, growth, facing demons and stepping outside your comfort zone; they often surround topics of family and love and the beauty of both.

 

Interview with Lilly Wilde

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote? The first story I started writing was entitled He Lied To Me.It remains unfinished but I hope to complete it one day.

What is your writing process?  I typically write as the mood hits. There are days when the creative juices just aren’t flowing so it becomes frustrating. At other times, the words appear on the screen as if by themselves. When an idea for a part of the book is scrambled in my head, I jot down the idea and later connect them to the book as the story progresses.

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?  I can’t recall the first story but I recently started reading due to the (get ready for it) Twilight craze. I fell in love with their love story. It puts one in the mind of first love and that part captured my heart.

How do you approach cover design?  I think about the book title and the contents and aim to create something that strongly symbolizes the contents of the book. I basically create the cover that represents the book’s theme.

What are your five favorite books, and why?  Again, I fall back to Twilight. Those books reminded me of a simpler time, they reminded me of my first love. No one ever forgets their first love so reading about that really stuck with me.

What do you read for pleasure?  I haven’t as of late but typically paranormal romance or erotic romance.

What is your e-reading device of choice?  I don’t have a preference. I have used the Nook, Kindle, and iPad.

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?  Facebook and Twitter have been most effective thus far but I plan to start some additional promotion strategies.

Describe your desk.  In a word … cluttered.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?  I grew up in a small country town in Louisiana. I think I was alone so much that my imagination was my only constant friend. That is probably the reason, but I really can’t say for certain.

When did you first start writing?  I started writing when I was a teenager. I wrote poetry.

What’s the story behind your latest book?  It’s about strength, growth, facing demons and stepping outside your comfort zone. It’s about family and love and the beauty of both.