Interview with A. Ramsey

What do you read for pleasure?
Science fiction. I love science fiction because it takes what is possible today, adds some imagination, then makes you live in the future. So much science fiction has pushed us to try the unusual or seemingly impossible things in our life. Authors like Jules Vern wrote about fantastic futures of submersibles, monorails, and more! Now those things are common place. Instead we type on tablets, have renewable energy, and are slowly privatizing space flight. To me science fiction is an imaginative approach to a future soon to be realized.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I do! About a boy with an artificial intelligence in a spaceship found in the wreckage of an abandoned factory. The spaceship was pretty snarky, the boy had a dry sense humor together they were an inseparable pair. Though I only finished the story in thought; I do believe my relationships through life are not all that different.
When did you first start writing?
All the way back into my early teens I have loved to grab a pen and paper to explore the blank page. I have written mostly poems off and on through the years, a few short stories, and the handbook published here with smashwords.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
In the past, the effort to write, edit, and publish was, simply put, a time consuming process. Life moves fast and things change even quicker. Therefore having the absolute control to publish and write at my own whim is greatly liberating.
What do your fans mean to you?
Someone who took something of value from my writing and made it theirs. People who think and reason on the things I write to draw out the value. Anyone who feels the words as though I were with them. These are the ones who will see my next piece of writing as another visit from a good friend.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well half of me wants nothing to do with the new day. That's the part which drags me back in to the warm bed. The other part of me is lured out by coffee and the promise of something better for the day ahead.
Published 2014-09-20.
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Books by This Author

Drinking the Ink
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Poetry is a place to meet. We all have a table here waiting for us. We talk, laugh, and metaphor our way through verse like intimate conversations. In our hands are the mugs matching the personalities wide and varied, they are our hearts. In them - filled to the brim - is our ink. This addictive fluid is drank slowly as we read or it's splashed down on paper. So sit and drink the ink with me.
Wanderings of a Lonely Mind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Poetry is like a constantly changing landscape, or sometimes like an old friend that changes gradually over the years. In either case there seems to be the one constant - change. It seems to inspire the excitement of what’s to come, warn of what may be lost, and cause a reexamination of things we believe to be real. Sunny days turn to storms, downpours into to trickles, for everything changes.
How To Make An Auto Insurance Claim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Insurance / automobile, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(5.00 from 1 review)
This awesome, straight-forward guide will take you step-by-step through the process of filing an auto claim. In it's few pages you'll find tips to help you navigate the claim while saving time. With a glossary of common lingo used when on the phone with insurance companies, you'll be able to know what's going on with your claim. Plus the checklists are sure to simplify this frustrating process.