Interview with Arthur J Skogsberg

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My eBook Family Unity I just listed on Smashwords is my first,
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I rise at 5:30AM every day except Saturday and Sunday. I am usually at the gym for a workout by 6:15AM and then to the office by 9AM to work the rest of the day. The routine is the major focus for me to start the day and keep busy. Inspiration for me is knowing what I need to accomplish the next day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My day is filled at the office and I write in my spare time at home in the evening if there are no other activities going on. Most other free time is spent with my wife, children or my grand son.
What are you working on next?
I will be starting on the sequel to my first book Family Unity. I am also considering a new book with a different story line.
What is your writing process?
My writing is a hobby which I do in my free time. I do not prepare an outline or a plan. My book was written as it came to me and not is any formal process.
How do you approach cover design?
I contacted a professional designer from Smashwords list and corresponded with her giving all the information she requested and working closely through emails with her. I would recommend Jeanine Henning to anyone who wants a professional cover designed.
What do you read for pleasure?
Biographies of Military and Political leaders along with fiction books such as Tom Clancy writes.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
IPad
Describe your desk
My desk is a tablet of paper and pen on my lap.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing a book without the use of bad language. The writer is also in control of writing the destinies of characters and developing those characters backgrounds and actions.
What do your fans mean to you?
The fans are everything to a writer. Their opinions are what all writers should respect the most. They hold the writers future and their constructive criticisms should be reviewed and considered when writing future books. After all, the writer does not get paid by the book retailers. He is paid by the readers who purchase his or her books.
Published 2015-11-09.
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Books by This Author

Family Unity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,070. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A family unified to the core has to stand against life threatening diversity from the mystic East to the Wild West of 1800's Wyoming. In the 1840's Gus and Sarah moved to Wyoming from Missouri and after twenty years of hard work had the largest cattle ranch in Wyoming. In the 1880's a ruthless banker through murder and intimidation decided to take over the ranch. The family decided to fight back.