Interview with Darren Hand

Who are your favorite authors?
David Weber, Eric Flint, C.S. Forrester, Alexander Kent
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife, because now I can chase her around the house
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working my day job or just relaxing
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Keep looking until something looks good and then get it.
What is your writing process?
Just starting so my process in really bad, I normally plan most of the major items in my head then start to write and see what happens.
How do you approach cover design?
I am an Architect by training so I wanted to model my cover using a computer, I wanted it to be an interesting image first and a cover second. I also wanted it to reflect part of the story.
When did you first start writing?
Fairly recently, just as a hobby.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Just wanted to make something I would find interesting that was a little different than other books but still based around practical ideas and events.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just wanted to start writing and see what happens.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Coming up with new ideas, writing my style of sci fi, the options are endless.
What do your fans mean to you?
Once I get a few, they will mean that my time and effort was worth it.
Published 2014-05-27.
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