Interview with A.M Torres

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading fiction and biographies. I love a good drama and suspense book. I enjoy good mysteries. I fully enjoy reading good biographies and history books as well. Biographies on people I like are great reads.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth has been very effective. Talking to people directly has been very helpful. I have readers on Facebook who help spread the word and have. Following up with them while taking time to go out and reach new readers helps as well. I am currently working on holding readings at the library and hoping to finally start my first book signing.
Describe your desk
It can be very cluttered at times. Notebooks piled next to me pens too, but everything is where I can reach it. It's comfortable.
When did you first start writing?
I can't pinpoint any exact time because I've been writing for years but I think it was in the fifth grade when I realized just how much I loved writing. My essay on winter weather was chosen by my teacher as one of the best four in the class. This pleased me but I still remember how I enjoyed writing that essay. That was also the year I received my first diary for my birthday. I wanted one really badly and it was a thrill to finally get that small book that year. That made my birthday very memorable that year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently working on Child Scorned which is the third book of my child series Love Child and Child No More. This book continues the story of Tommy Hulette and will focus on the reunion he has with a special person in his life while coping with changes he never expected from her. This book should be released by the summer. Child No More is the second book to this series and focus on Tommy's quest for revenge against everyone who hurt him for things he couldn't control.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am grateful to be an indie author because it has allowed me the opportunity to get my work published. Breaking into publishing is not easy so becoming an indie author has provided me the opportunity to become published and that that was enough to motivate me to become one. Meeting fellow indie authors has been very helpful and I am grateful for the readers I have been able to get.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I just began to publish here so I hope to answer this question in time.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Without them my books wouldn't be anything special. It's always a great feeling when they enjoy any of my books. They motivate me to keep writing especially when they look forward to any upcoming projects and right now there are a few. I love my fans and hope they continue to grow.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on Child Scorned. I also enjoy to write poetry so I am working on my first book on poetry. It will probably be titled Shadowed Days. I love writing poems as much as I love writing novels and short stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
I am a big fan of V.C Andrews especially of her early works (before her death in 1986) I love Anne Rice, Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz, and Kerry Connelly. These are a few of my favorite authors.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy listening to music or watching old sitcoms. I take walks and love to read any new book from a favorite author. I also enjoy reading books from fellow indie authors.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Amazon has a good selection of ebooks. I am beginning to look into sites like Smashwords and Scribd. Bookbaby among others.
Published 2014-05-20.
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Books by This Author

Shadowed Tears
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Shadowed Tears is A.M Torres first book on poetry. The poetry covers many themes readers can relate too, such as loneliness, bullying, and insecurities. It also covers inspirational themes like love of night, while reflecting on pain and wonder.