Interview with Matthew Ennis

Who are your favorite authors?
A few of my favorite Authors are Ayn Rand, J.K. Rowling, Sebastian Seung, Tom Uptom, Andrew Clark, Jim Harold, M. Latham, Scientific American Tanith Morse,Amanda Hocking, and I guess- myself : )
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Work, writing, time wasted, and a delicious sausage egg and cheese from Bagel Tyme! (special in N.Y.) If it isn't one of those things, it is my lovely girlfriend.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to learn, I skateboard when the weather is nice, I build things out of stone, and I even play video games- Shout out to Super Smash Brothers. I love to create things, I can be quite artistic at times, attempting to paint and make playable board games. I think about future releases, and how I can incorporate things I have recently explored into the books whether it be some bizarre mental science, or how to make your girlfriend really mad!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Lots of times the device I use often refers me to similar interests of books I have already read. Sometimes I type it in the search bar how you'd expect tags to actually work (They hardly seem to ever get me to where I want to be) but it is a start!- Ghost, Comedy, Romance. How to do fifth grade algebra, you know things like that.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote (without pictures) was actually a 5th grade contest. It was The Cat Defeated the Witch. I won. It shouldn't have been that way however- because I used all of my favorite characters from a childhood movie and mixed that in with personalities I knew from real life, and action I had experienced on T.V. I suppose in the fifth grade that's all you really can do- and to my realization it worked.
What is your writing process?
Well, it seems to change over the years. It is most definitely a progression. Writing happens so naturally for me now, except when I have to go back and Edit. Editing and fixing holes makes me pull out my hair, or in worst cases abandon the computer or pen and paper all together- at least for a little while. It's all about discipline for me and I am STILL working on it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't, as a kid there were lots of young children's books in the house. My first ever novel that I read, was probably for school, like the Hatchet, or the Old Man in the Sea. I do remember one about a knight, who jousted, it was a short story and I liked it very much.
How do you approach cover design?
I make my own for now, but I am exploring other possibilities. I like the control of it, and I just so happen to love Photography. I do need some new software, as my Photoshop has expired.
What are your favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter and Just Plain Weird. I don't know, I suppose I love the young adult books. I have started Divergent just recently, and I am enjoying the first Novel. I also like science fiction, and real relevant books of science. I love reading about Einstein, Tesla, and other inspirational figures.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I personally use the Amazon Kindle, books look great on the device, I have an older generation Fire HD. I don't mind the Paper White either however, my grandfather has one and I can do with less distractions.
Describe your desk
Laptop under hands- Kindle on the immediate left, Photograph of family just below the banker's lamp that ignites the small room with a yellow glow. Right in-front of that is a stack of books, some old yearbooks, The Lost world by Doyle, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, A tribe Returned by Janet Cunnigham, to name a few, and then on the left side beyond my kindle, our actual hand written pieces that I keep in journals for books to come- and my thoughts relating to current science and mainstream beliefs. It's a pretty big desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Oh does it ever. I was born with a twin and lots of siblings. Major impact- as anyone with lots of siblings will know. You kind of have your own story between each and every one of them.
When did you first start writing?
I started with comics with my twin in 2nd grade. I got into writting stories, other than the 5th grade contest, when I crashed my mustang at 18 years old. When I had no transportation for a few months still living with my parents, I started working on a book called riven, which at the time was filled with grammatical errors. I plan to finish it some day.
What's the story behind your latest book?
There is a few, but the one I am most excited about is After Life. It takes a reader into the science of reality and the strange questions that make us who we are, while taking the reader on a dark explosive journey to take on evil spirits.
Published 2015-02-09.
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Books by This Author

Mind Leak: The All-Seeing Eyes
You set the price! Words: 34,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
All kinds of beings want the twins for the understanding of their gift. They are immersed in their surroundings where they can physically experience the underlying layer of creation. Spiritual entities, raw energy, even emotions have a color. A neurological doctor, a dark spirit named Lukhawrn, and a quirky girl named Enniah, all want this gift for themselves. Adventure Fantasy Teen Fiction