Interview with David Kendall

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use Kindle on iPad and my Mac. But I have all the readers on my Mac so I can use whichever one is appropriate.
Describe your desk
Clear of all that I am not working on. Clutter distracts me, but I know lots of people who aren't comfortable without some clutter.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dodge City, Kansas. I have no idea how that fact has influenced my writing.
When did you first start writing?
In first grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Morality of Capitalism: A Dialectic on Freedom is the culmination of about 35 years of teaching economics and finance.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just seems right for a classical liberal like myself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Crystallizing ideas.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am still alive.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Golf and reading, followed by golf and reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Internet browsing.
What is your writing process?
I write on my MacBook lap top. I really cannot stand to write long hand. Without the convenience of a word processor, I am dead in the water.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first. But I did read "The First Book of Submarines" as a very young man who was struggling with reading. I later became a submarine sailor in the U.S. Navy.
How do you approach cover design?
I get my very talented daughter to do it; she is a graphic design artist.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress; Stranger in a Strange Land; The Source; Chesapeake; Capitalism and Freedom. There's no explaining taste.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Heinlein and James Michener
Published 2014-05-08.
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