Frances Laskowski
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Frances Laskowski

First and foremost...I love CreatSpace and Amazon without Amazon none of my writing would have come together.That is the truth. My first published book "A Farm In Transylvania" a short fiction book about Vampires and Werewolves, with a surprise ending that even I was wondering what was going to happen as I wrote. I had written "a Farm In Transylvania" after a trip to Germany to see where my Grandparents had lived. I was influenced by the scenery, and the story popped into my head, the story takes place in Transylvania. A trip to Louisiana fifteen years ago gave me inspiration for the book "Balloon Man" I would look down over the guardrail of route 10 at the swamp and think about how many bodies were probably dumped down there. (I am a fan of murder and detective books) When I returned home, I wrote the outline for "Balloon man" then I wrote nothing for five years. I took a second trip to New Orleans, and I came back and wrote a paragraph a night for about a year. I only had half the story. I dabbled with some short stories but I could not push through Balloon Man. In 2014, I joined NaNoWriMo. I was inspired to finish my stories during the November writing event. It is the writer’s equivalent of the playoffs. A wonderful writing event, as all of us NaNoWriMo fans, made that commitment to write 50,000 words during November, ( the busiest month of the year.) The support and constant cheering to help one get moving was the unlock that I needed to finish writing my novels. Finally, I conquered several of my biggest challenges, Getting motivated, dedicating myself to my project, staying productive, and consistent. I finished balloon man (at that time it had a different title, and it was a different story. I actually wrote a whole new book with the exception of two chapters) CreateSpace.com is a golden site for me. I was able to learn what is involved with formatting and publishing and it was free. This does not mean it was easy...free means you do all the work. So I did. And I really learned a lot. CreateSpace.com provided the free tools I needed to help me self-publish and distribute my books. The site works with Amazon.com and other channels. Frances I Laskowski is The daughter of a US military man and a German mother, the family moved to New Jersey in 1961. As a fan of Stephan King, and good old Alfred Hitchcock, Frances started out writing short fiction stories and novels followed shortly after. Books: Balloon Man, A Farm In Transylvania, and What We Know. All are for sale on Amazon.com in Kindle and Paperback. Ballon Man will be on ACX soon. About The Author My books are any genre that leads to an interesting book to write. I have an affinity for Horror and Science Fiction, I grew up reading as much Alfred Hitchcock as I could Arthur C. Clark and Stephan King. I also had a favorite: Carlton Carpenter :1971 "Cats Got Your Tongue" This was the one that hooked me into loving horror books. So that is where it really began. Before Carlton Carpenter, I read and watched, after him, I started to write short stories for myself. Twitter https://twitter.com/123fralas123 Blogs: http://secnarfl.wordpress.com/feed/ http://franceslaskowski.wordpress.com/feed/
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