I read almost everything that comes to hand. However my first preference is Biography & Non-Fiction.
What do you read for pleasure?
My greatest and perhaps simplest pleasure; is in walking my dog in the morning at first light. This early morning pleasure provides me with a time to reflect and to also plan my day ahead.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Thank you for asking an easy question . . . its my P.C
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The only 'Marketing Technique' which I personally understand and employ . . is to write the very best book I'm capable of writing. And I leave others 'people and entities' to effectively market the best of which I'm capable of producing
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew-up in very difficult and different circumstances to many people. Consequently 'my growing period was extended somewhat'. This subsequently influenced my attitude and hence overflows into my writing.
When did you first start writing?
My writing commenced when a close friend advised, 'I should place my experiences within a book'.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My life story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After researching all the prospects of book-publication 'and there are some' I realized that becoming an indie-author was my best possible way forward. Although I'm not a control-freak . . . I prefer some control over my own work, rather than to request or beg literary agents and printing houses . . to take a chance on me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Its a whopping big hooray for Smashwords! I discovered Smashwords purely by chance and dived in at the deep-end.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that my work has 'a right of publication' and it is not subject to the discretion of persons who might ride on the backs of authors.
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