“I’m a science-fiction enthusiastic, and self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist. I wouldn’t call myself fanatical about the subjects, but rather enthralled with their plausibility.” -T. Lindsey-Billingsley
T.Lindsey-Billingsley, was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised in Philadelphia. She is an Air Force veteran, two-time college graduate, and SciFi movie junky. She is also a nonfiction & science-fiction author that writes, edits, designs, publishes, and promotes her own works from start to finish.
Her interests include science-fiction and dark fantasy literature & film, traveling across the United States, and spending quality time with friends and family. In her spare time she studies world religions, ancient history, and Ancient Astronaut Theory. These days she spends most of her time promoting her books, and brainstorming new ones.
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Smashwords Interview with T Lindsey-Billingsley:
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are 1984, The Time Machine, The Forever War, Brave New World, and The War of the Worlds. Of course I find these stories most fascinating because I am a self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist, and a fan of science fiction.
When did you first start writing?
Technically, I started writing in grade school. Back then, it was just short stories and poems, that I still have in my possession. The desire to write a novel for the first time began just a few years ago. Once I starting writing chapter one, I couldn't stop.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The multi viewpoint story introduces you to the Amazons, the history of their order, and story of humanity's beginning. This is a tale of bloody battles, political intrigue, and extra-terrestrials; loosely based off conspiracy theories, major religions, and Greek mythology.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To be perfectly honest, my concept had been turned down by a few literary agents. Eventually, I started to lose confidence in my project. It's never good to lose confidence. There's always an audience; you just have to find yours. Thanks to all the support around me from friends and family, I got back on the writing-horse, and decided to self publish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing, is having an opportunity to share my vision with the world; the many readers that also share my interests and views.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean support, just like my friends and family do. They encourage me to keep writing, and to continue a great story that we can all enjoy.
What are you working on next?
I am hard at work completing the Amazons Trilogy. Once completed in 2017, the world can look out for the screenplay.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first thing I wrote was a poem dedicated to Black History month when I was in grade school. It received recognition by winning a school contest, and being nationally published.
Describe your desk
A long dining table. A laptop in front of me, with a cup of latte on the side of it. A view of the downtown skyline from my apartment window, where the dining table is strategically placed flush in front of it.
How do you approach cover design?
I prefer multiple elements to the book cover that best reflect the content. The reader should be able to look at the book cover with a quick glance, and have a pretty good idea of the experience that lies inside.