L.R Garner is the author of The Golden Princess (which is published by Xlibris,) and I’m pleased to welcome him to Novel Kicks. Hello. Thank you so much for joining me today. Can you tell me about your book, The Golden Princess and how the idea originated?
The idea for the book came from our mother. She was afraid of the family splitting up and losing contact with each other. My contribution was to write to each of us sibling families. As each had a girl and not a son, I decided on a girls story. However, I included a general letter with each chapter I wrote. The best subject I could come up with was the royal family as they were well-known to everyone. I have always has a good imagination.
Alice uses her supernatural powers – which superpower would you like to have?
The power I would like to have would be mind reading.
Can you tell me about your typical writing day?
I do not have a typical writing day. I write when I have an idea to record and the situation allows.
What were the challenges of writing The Golden Princess?
The challengers I had to face were the differences in ages of the girls I was writing for. 6 t0 8 year olds and how to keep both age groups interested.
How do you approach the process? Do you plan a lot, edit as you go? Did the characters come before the plot?
I planned the book to fit the idea of long-term contact. I decided to write a chapter each three months so each chapter had to be complete in itself. Only a few of the chapters had the “more next chapter” final paragraph.by