Interview with A.W. Richey

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always enjoyed making up stories and then telling them to my friends. I kept these stories within a close-knit group until recently. My friends encouraged me to start sharing my stories with other people. After writing some short stories, I attempted my first novel. Self-publishing was the easiest way to make my work available to others.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I write a story, I love expressing my ideas and concepts; therefore, if someone reads my story and tells me that they liked it, it will always bring a smile to my face.
What are you working on next?
After completing Project Center of the Universe, I am now working on a story about angels and demons and the conflict that has raged between them. It focuses on the rivalry between two particular characters, an angel and demon, and in the present, a more devious plot unfolds.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
A majority of my time can be consumed by the thoughts and ideas that will eventually inspire new stories for me to create.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was written when I was in sixth grade. It was about an imaginary individual who would antagonize the creator and his friends though a series of increasingly dramatic encounters until the creator realizes it was all in his head and the reality he knew comes crashing down.
Who are your favorite authors?
I've loved Stephen King's novels since I was a child. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed Thomas Harris and C.S. Lewis. More recently, I've read and liked Patrick Rothfuss.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town and found plenty of time to read novels and watch movies. It was not so much the environment that influenced my writing but other people's works of fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook Color
Describe your desk
My desk is cluttered and scratched up with a long history behind it.
Published 2014-08-03.
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