Interview with 44

When did you first start writing?
I started with poetry in a middle school arts journal, then short stories in high school.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The hunt for homegrown jihadists in America's third oldest city.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Enough rejection letters to wallpaper my apartment.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has exposed my work to thousands of people I otherwise wouldn't have been able to reach.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Hearing from readers who enjoy what I've given them.
What do your fans mean to you?
What are you working on next?
'Booksluts And Other Bibliophiles' plus a novella.
Who are your favorite authors?
John LeCarre, Umberto Ecco, John Steinbeck, Herman Hesse
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son, the sun, birds, and my impending death.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Running my small business.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
It may sound weird, but random ideas pop in my head and then I search related phrases to see if any titles match.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a sappy ghost story "inspired" by my recently deceased father.
What is your writing process?
Actually, there are various, but essentially I have to seclude myself somewhere and listen to music.
Published 2016-04-06.
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Books by This Author

The Secret Lives Of Librarians
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,250. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A new detective, she thought she was ready for anything. A reticent librarian, he wanted only a calm existence. Thrown together into an investigation of stolen erotic paintings, the two find themselves deep in the criminal underworld. Guns, drugs, art: they’re connected, there’s big money involved and no one is who they seem.