Interview with Cathbad Maponus

What are you working on next?
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?
Breakfast. ;)
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?
Kindle.
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. ;)
Published 2016-08-16.
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