Interview with Connor Marshall

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is finishing. The two most wonderful words in the whole writing experience are "the end."
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There are elemental forces that shape everyone's life and determine who they are and what they become. Two of the most powerful and obvious of these forces are your parents and your school experience. For good or bad, your parents mark you forever. I wanted to explore the relationship of a brilliant boy to a mercurial mother and a weak father.
By the same token, what happens to you in school, especially high school, makes an indelible impression on your innermost being. I wanted to create a high school environment that is both silly and awful, but with some unforgettably beautiful moments.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a play about loss and love. It's quite sad, but at the same time quite funny.
Who are your favorite authors?
Well, I'm quite fickle. I tend to fall in love with what I'm reading at the moment –– if I like it. Usually I try to give the work at least a hundred pages. If I get beyond that, I'm hooked and have found a new favorite author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Bills.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Every writer must give the same answer to this question. When I'm not writing, I'm either reading or sleeping. Exercise is an extremely boring pastime, but because some say it's good for you, I do a little bit of that. Oh, yes –– I paint –– badly. People look at my work and think it's been done by a small, colorblind child. But, I splatter on.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I hate to say it, but reviews influence me. Or, what my friends recommend.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I'm sure it involved elves.
Published 2015-10-17.
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Books by This Author

Witches of Watson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Academically gifted Chris Mullins is accelerated into Watson High School. As the youngest boy in the school he becomes a target of bullying by a group of vicious girls. When his mother goes missing and his father is suspected of murder, Chris is comforted by a darkly beautiful young teacher. Scandal ignites, bringing to boil a poisonous brew of racism, old rivalries and small-town provincialism.