Interview with Beth Hoyer

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading stories online, mostly on Smashwords' website. I like to hang out with my friends, eating lunch out lunch with them. Play games with my cat Samantha, such as hug and kiss her galore. I like to shop at the local mall, such as walking around and looking at stuff. Mostly like to shop at Barnes and Noble's bookstore for books.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From search engine online. Sometimes people post good reviews of an ebook and I got to check it out to read it myself.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I wrote a story based off the Ancient Egyptian legend of Horus one of their gods, via notebook. I was in high school when I wrote that story. It's the basis story for "Hayu Tales: Point of Origin." I was a love of ancient Egypt and their history. I still love Ancient Egypt. I have used my love of Ancient Egypt as basis for my stories such as the series Egyptia named after Egypt. That series has nothing to do with ancient Egypt. It's only in name that its named that.
What is your writing process?
I type on the computer from time to time when the mood for typing stories hits me. There's other days when life catches up and I have to do things than staring at a computer. My outline for my stories evolves as in changes from time to time. There's days when I think I'm going with this theme and storyline but only to think of something better and go with another theme and storyline.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One book that remained my favorite as a child, I think it was my favorite story. It's not an ebook but its called "Last of the really great Whangdoodles." I hope I got the title right. I loved that story. It got me thinking of imaginations.
How do you approach cover design?
I approach cover design as in trying to highlight the state of Connecticut's state and national forest parks. I love to take pictures of nature using them as my covers to my stories. Just to highlight Connecticut, my home state where I was born and raised as a great state in the United States to visit and live there.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Connecticut a great state to live in, in the United States. I would spend time writing in notebooks when I was in high school from thinking of various stories from my interests in reading. I wrote a fiction story of Ancient Egypt's gods but my own telling of the story in a science fiction fantasy theme. I even used to watch this defunct TV series "Babylon 5" on TV including recording that series whenever episodes aired. I thought of lots of fan fiction themed stories for that series. It became the basis of my current story "The Legend of Terror." Except I made sure that story was my own originality and not copying the TV series.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books so far is "Last of the really great Whangdoodles.". It's my childhood favorite book I loved to read over and over. Chronicles of Narnia series are also a favorite with me and "The Catswold Portal" by Shirley Rousseau Murphy is one of my favorites. It features cats I love. I also like to read the Diary of Anne Frank. I love reading Anne Frank and her life during World War two. It's one of my favorite books I tend to read every year. I haven't memorized it word to word yet but I'm working on it. I like reading the autobiography on Bethany Hamilton a surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. Her book is titled "Soul Surfer." I love reading Bethany's works, mostly her books she has published. I enjoy reading them. Another favorite is the Bible.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing my own stories in high school. It wasn't till I was in college is when I got the nerve to type down my daydreams of stories I was thinking of onto the computer. I felt great relief to type down my stories onto the computer. I've been typing them down since.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Because I love to share my stories and make people be happy with my works. I love it when people are feeling various emotions with my stories. It helps me work on my future stories including evolving them to become a better writer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to share my stories to the world. I love to type stories galore on the computer for hours. It's fun doing that typing including thinking of various ideas for stories in the process. It makes me feel proud when I finish a story to put online Smashwords for people to read.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me when they give me feedback to my stories I have put on Smashwords. I know that my stories are an evolving process depending on what people say when they leave feedback. I evolve my writing the best I can. There's days when I don't agree with a fan's comments but I know their being helpful in pointing out what I need to work on. I use that feedback to help me further improve my writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite author is Anne Frank for her diary. I love to read her book. I even used her diary of writing letters to Kitty as the basis for "A Hayu's Dream." I used the Dear Anne letters in that story. Anne, in question is basis on Anne Frank herself.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Typing stories on the computer. Amusing my cat. Talking to my mom on the phone. Seeing my friends.
What do you read for pleasure?
It depends on my mood. I read books which can be print or ebook depending on my mood. It varies of what I read.
Published 2014-08-01.
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