I'm a bit more than half way through the "Relics of Kali" draft, the 2nd novel in the "Mountain Elves of Kali" series. (All books in the series are stand-alones.)
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien, Sanders, Christie, Poe, Hart.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
There's other things to do??
Well, I also Facebook, Tweet, and watch a lot of television (especially news). Can you tell I'm retired? :)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My friends at ssfchronicles.com give me a lot of good suggestions. I also look for book ads on FB and Twitter.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I remember my first successful one: A horror story, that won First Place in a short story contest when I was a senior in high school.
What is your writing process?
I run with the idea. I get several pages down. If I like where it's going, I get more organized: Create an outline, write character info up, etc. Then I get down to some serious work.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Lord of the Rings - there's never been a better fantasy story! Curtains (Agatha Christie) - this is the most perfect finish to a legendary character that I've ever seen or read! 2001: A Space Odyssey - The feeling of realism, coupled with the paranormal, has never been better done in Sci-Fi.
What do you read for pleasure?
For inspiration, mysteries. They get my creative mind into gear. For sure pleasure, I'm enjoying reading the work of new authors, in sci-fi and horror.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
When did you first start writing?
When I was about 8.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always believed the big publishing houses were restrictive, and more or less cheated the authors.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We'll see. ;)
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