Interview with B. Betzold

What do you read for pleasure?
Hmm Suzanne Wright, Neil Gaiman, Martin Millar, Tijan, Abbi Glines, Jessica Sorensen and many more
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Touch, but it looks like I will be getting a Kindle Paperwhite soon
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Cover, Synopsis, Content are important, but I think the most effective marketing tool is word of mouth.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
We move around a lot when I was little, we ended up in the panhandle of Texas. Yea, it influenced my writing a lot.
When did you first start writing?
My mom says I was always making up stories, but I remember my seventh grade english teacher having us write poetry. That's when I fell in love.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom to do what I wanted, I can kill a character, tell a story the way I want without having to worry about someone elses bottom line.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to effect someone with my words and imagination, be it sorrow, hate, love, laughter.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, I wouldn't be able to continue doing this without their support.
What are you working on next?
Tribal (My Misery Muse 2.5) and No Trespassing
Who are your favorite authors?
The list is too long uhm Neil Gaiman, Jane Austen, Suzanne Wright, Chloe Neill, Ilona Andrews, Cherrie Lynn, Tijan just to name a few
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend time with my family
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search through amazon reading synopsis until something sticks out to me, get the sample and see how it goes.
Published 2013-09-20.
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