What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
When it comes to book marketing, the traditional critics review of novels and pieces has played a major role in how I go about selecting methods of publishing as well as advertisement of my work.
Describe your desk
My desk has three laptops, all surrounding my writing space, which allows me to multitask as well as maintaining focus on scripts yet to be written into existence.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia near the downtown metro city area. I'd ride public transportation for years listening to people's stories and always found myself fascinated with everyday interaction with strangers. My writing is a result of that obsession with ease dropping, you may say.
When did you first start writing?
I first start writing plays in high school. I performed a number of one-man shows and comedy stand-up as a result of that.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This book is composed of three stories taking from my collection of fiction. Each story contains some form of inspiration from my years growing up in the streets of Atlanta Georgia as well a lore to childhood stories shared with me by my father.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I found interest in getting my work out there regardless of traditional publishing thanks to the modern age of technology we find ourselves in today.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Yes. Smashwords has educated me on the process of formatting an ebook and furthermore given me a chance to realize my work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing for another person to read is joy in itself in my opinion.
Who are your favorite authors?
Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Tennessee Williams and Suzi Lori Parks
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time auditioning for upcoming plays in my city.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It was about a time traveler who goes back to warn his uncle of his death. I don't quite remember how it ended but I know it didn't end well.
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