Interview with Sam Jones

What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read national geographic, especially when I’m traveling. It’s as requesit to me as my passport now.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Defiantly my iPad as I pretty much live on it now, thanks a lot Steve jobs
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Well I’m no don draper, but I believe if your truly passionate about what you create then there’s no one better at selling it then you.
Describe your desk
An absolute riot! I’m not even kidding. It’s so wild it’s needs it’s own documentary by David Attenborough. “ and here we can see the struggling author in its natural habitat surrounded by tea cups of varying ages, thousands of paper scraps littering the desk like fallen snow and of course the apex predator that is the cat.”
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up essentially on the road. My dad had a job which meant we were constantly on the move going from place to place. By the time I was 18 I’d moved 20 times. This meet that although I was very good at making new friends the one constant companion that I had was my imagination. I’d say in terms of influence on my writing I have an extensive range of inspiration to draw from from having lived all over the world.
When did you first start writing?
As soon as I could hold a pencil, which was around 2 I think. I’m ambidextrous which meant that I would colour with one hand and write with the other but as time went on it writing became the main focus. I can’t remember what I wrote back then but I’m sure it was lovely nonsense.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It’s a real journey of discovery I’d say, all about navigating people and finding yourself through others in a sense. But I’d like to think that those reading this will find something about the characters that they can all relate with.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Though traditional publishing has its many merits it does rather take away the control of the work from the author. Where as with indie sites it’s all written and managed by the creator. Also publishers take away a large chunk of income in royalties.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It’s an amazing platform that’s enabled me to do what I love, without e publishing I could never hope to reach as many readers as I have.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Every book for me is like its own little world and one of the things that I love about reading is the escapism of it. I love sharing my stories and creating that space for everyone to enjoy.
What do your fans mean to you?
For me their like these beautiful little miracles and I’m grateful for each and every one of them.
Published 2018-03-30.
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