Interview with Ed Rowan

What motivated you to become an indie author?
My 7 year old daughter was my total inspiration. She loved writing and one Sunday morning asked if we could write a book, not together but one each! And so the story began. Rebecca-May has won the day though as her first title 'Christmas Eve' was published and printed before any of mine.

I loved reading books to my children however I found that many modern day books portrayed a negative and/or incorporated varying types of rudeness and/or fear into the dialog therefore I made it my quest to produce warm, good feeling, uplifting books to help children realise and remember that they are innately good at heart and that life is about having fun.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords offered an avenue into a publishing world that otherwise could have easily remain closed due to the small percentage of books accepted by publishers in general.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thought that my words and illustrative visions could bring joy and pleasure to children everywhere.
What are you working on next?
I have quite a number of manuscripts currently waiting to be published however my children's picture book 'Sleepy, Sleepy Night' has an instant sequel called 'The Nighttime Fairies' and this is the one I would like to release next.
Who are your favorite authors?
I am a huge fan of Esther and Jerry Hicks and try to follow and incorporate their teachings and guidance into my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to spend as much time as I can with my 7 year old daughter and of course my beautiful wife Judith.
Apart from spending time with my other, older children Sonya, Chrissie and Jonnie I really enjoy cycling for fitness and health as well as a physical challenge.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I remember it well. I got top marks in an English exam in year 10 at high school, mostly due to my creation of an imaginative rhyming, essay called 'The Time Machine'.... I wish I could remember how it went though :-)
How do you approach cover design?
I have an excellent illustrator, Jonathan Temples. We have a great synergy which usually results in perfect reproduction of joint imagination into perfect illustrations. The cover is then just an addition to the overall illustrative concept and creation which we devise for the book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like both Kindle and iBooks.
Published 2015-01-14.
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Books by This Author

Sleepy Sleepy Night
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nursery Rhymes
Sleepy, Sleepy Night is a soft and gentle rhyming bedtime story which will charm both parent and child. Beginning at sunset the book eases through a cosy bedtime routine until the Nighttime Fairies arrive to soothe the little one to sleep. With rich colours and innovative design this is a perfect bedtime book for children everywhere.