Interview with Jeffrey Estrella

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always loved writing since I was a kid and always will. I love how the ideas come to me naturally and I can express myself freedly.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is terrific in its ability to send my work to the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I feel really good when I write and enjoy the thrill of the next adventure I envision.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love to think about who the fans might be and hope some reach to me to talk about how they liked my book. It feels good that I may be potentially admired for my work.
What are you working on next?
The sequel to the Time Stone.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like HG Wells, Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, and other classics.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am inspired by life in seeing things and people everywhere that leads me to express creativity in writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I write more still but also watch movies and go for a walk in the park or spend time with my lovely wife and family members.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I was recommended to this method by an acquaintance and love it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote stories and plays as a child and the first involved a time traveling detective. That is the theme I enjoy and love to write about.
What is your writing process?
I just let the ideas flow from various sources of inspiration.
How do you approach cover design?
I go with how I feel the story moves the design. I think the design should reflect the core essence of the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Time Machine by HG Wells
The Invisible Man by HG Wells
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Allan Quartermain by J Haggard
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
What do you read for pleasure?
Law books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle and Smart Phone Samsung Galaxy and Ipad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth advertising and online blogging and posting.
Describe your desk
Neat and full of books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Canarsie in Brooklyn, NY. I have been influenced by music and the calm waves of the Atlantic ocean.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 11 years old I started putting pen to paper but the ideas came naturally long before that. I love writing as an outlet of emotions and joy.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Four unlikely heroes from the opposite sides of the track embark on the ultimate human adventure surrounding an ancient alien transportation device.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Time Machine by HG Wells and it was very impactful on how we control our destiny both on an individual and societal scale.
Published 2015-04-13.
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Books by This Author

Jake Armstrong, Licensed Armed Security Guard
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A classic hero with a modern age twist.
Time Sleuth: The Adventures of Jack Smack, Detective
Price: Free! Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The long awaited culmination of the time stone series. The adventures of the legendary hero Jack Smack, Detective.
The Time Stone: Friends
Price: Free! Words: 17,340. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A new group of friends wields the time stone to right wrongs in time.
The Time Stone Stars Cross over Event Requiem of the Antichrist
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two spectacular groups of heroes unite to fight the ultimate nemesis!
The Land of Time
Price: Free! Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Five friends discovery a destiny beyond time itself connected to a magical land where they are meant to start a new chapter in the Time Stone/Mega Mortal saga.
Once Lived: The Adventures of Thunder Spirit, The Wonder Horse
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Life from death and rebirth, reincarnation as a theory and the hope that one can make up for the sins of the past with the promise of becoming a hero for the future.
The Thousand Haunts of Truncheon Blue-Mean
Price: Free! Words: 17,300. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two good friends on the road to redemption to avoid hell by doing good in time and helping the bad see the light.
The Time Stone, Fourth Edition
Price: Free! Words: 145,960. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller
The Time Stone, Third Edition extended version
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 142,800. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A group of unlikely heroes from the opposite sides of the track embarks on the most ultimate human adventure surrounding an ancient alien transportation device.
The Time Stone: Christmas Legend IV
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 25,970. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
“THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE A CRIME!” A disgruntled North Pole elf steals the time stone and historical artifacts. The time stone team of Drax, Tina, and Mercedes must catch this little thief and teach him the truth meaning of Christmas that it’s better to give than to receive or steal while finding an ally in him to work together and to unite against their old nemesis Maggie Wilc
The Time Stone, Third Edition
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 134,480. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A fantasy science fiction time travel adventure that pits good versus evil at the peak of high adventure.
Temporal Hawk
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(2.00 from 1 review)
A new hero is born to help those in need. A troubled young woman finding herself stuck raising her neice and nephew after her sister was killed tragically, wishes for a hero and finds herself on a trek across time and space with the mysterious ancient alien relic known as the time stone and two other souls lost in the world facing off against a sinister scientific genius. Together they fight to st
The Time Stone: Christmas Legend III
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A new Christmas adventure for the Time Stone Team involving an ancient children's story turned evil and a lesson on humility, love, and family as well as overcoming all odds.
The Time Stone: Let God's Will Be Done
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 68,100. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A new hero is born to assist the Time Stone team against evil.
The Time Stone: Another Christmas Legend!
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 19,710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Time Stone Team reunite with their old friend Maggie Wilcox and embark on an adventure to once again save the spirit of Christmas by finding a miraculous and powerful relic that ties to their last Christmas adventure and the future of humanity and in the process discover the truth about ancient joy and wisdom. .
The Time Stone 2: The Curse Of The Jade Dragon, Part I
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 43,060. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Time Stone Team is back with a new adventure against a powerful and mysterious foe that threatens all human life.
The Time Stone: A Christmas Legend!
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 11,640. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An adventure story for Christmas, the Time Stone Team: Tina, Mercedes, James, and Drax must solve a mystery in time to save their world and the future of Christmas by finding an ancient artifact that dates back to the very first Christmas and they will learn goodness, togetherness, and how the spirit of Christmas can melt even the coldest heart.
The Time Stone
Series: The Time Stone. Price: Free! Words: 138,400. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.67 from 6 reviews)
RECENTLY UPDATED PER COMMENTS: NEW EDITION! A group of unlikely heroes from the opposite sides of the track embarks on the most ultimate human adventure surrounding an ancient alien transportation device.