Interview with Darren Ramon

What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad and mac
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Internet
Describe your desk
Small but sure
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Pecos Texas, home of the first recorded rodeo
When did you first start writing?
35 years ago
What's the story behind your latest book?
Historical and heritage
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The opportunity to succeed
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
For a poor person it is the best available platform.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing joy to the reader
What do your fans mean to you?
Joy of reading
What are you working on next?
An old Native American story, already written.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dickinson
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life and love
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading and studying
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By title and content
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, the Bridgestone kid
What is your writing process?
Think, organize and compose
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The call of the wild
How do you approach cover design?
Other indie writers and their covers
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Bible, the old man and the sea, the tale of two cities, hamlet, journey to the center of the earth.
What do you read for pleasure?
Bible, NG, all about history, Bible literature
what is your passion?
Family, life, God, art, games, adventure, writing, and improving.
Published 2017-09-04.
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Books by This Author

A Light Between Darkness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
The night Jimmy's father almost beat him to death, was the night that his mother took action against the monster she had married. Rushing him to the farm the next day resulted in Jimmy discovering that there was another boy that needed his help in the thrilling story that his grandmother told him of a boy called John the Dom. In the story he would discover a light in a very dark world.
Diego's Letter
Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Diego's letter mentions numerous locations with names of individuals that lived during his day. They certify that he did the impossible and saved many lives. No one can verify if he did any of these things and yet the letter is personal because he mentions his father by name and is certified by officials in Madrid. Read his letter and perhaps you too can enter his world of danger and adventure.
Billy's RockPile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A young boy learns the hard way what it means to rock climb and cave dive. He pushes himself to the extreme after a simple family picnic turns into a dangerous adventure. Go with him in his adventure of discovery and encounter with Fear.