Interview with AJ Dixon

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in the ninth grade, when my Vampire Diaries obsession began. I tried my hand at writing my first teenage vampiric novel, which, sad to say has never gone beyond a few chapter outlines. I even still have the outlines in a folder should I choose to pick it up again.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I recently purged my desktop so any projects I'd been working on prior have been cancelled. I can't say I'm particularly regretful, however. It's given me the opportunity to put my focus into different, more engaging story-lines. As for my current project I cannot say much but it will be somewhat Mystery/Suspense.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords had provided me with an outlet with which to express my own brand of creativity. I never once thought that I could say I am a published author and I never imagined - only hoped - that there would be persons downloading and purchasing my work. It's an amazing feeling and I thanks Smashwords a million times over for helping me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is knowing that what I write is being read. Even if someone doesn't fancy something I've written that doesn't matter. It just means so much to me that they took the time out to even glance at my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I can't say I've gotten to the point where I have FANS, since no one has been spamming my email but oh, how I wish for that day to get here.
Who are your favorite authors?
A couple of my favorite authors are hands down Norah Roberts and Janet Evanovich. I read a little Danielle Steel if I can find the time as well.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not slaving over the keyboard typing away then I'll be reading a good book or my Bible and even playing the occasional game of The Sims.
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I tend to stick to spicy romances, usually with an erotic twist. But I can be persuaded to read the sappy romantic comedy now and again.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My device of choice is definitely my iPod. It hardly ever leaves my side.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever completed was done for a narrative writing assignment in my English class, if I remember correctly and it was about a haunted house on a hill.
Published 2015-03-27.
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