Interview with Ronald Smythe

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have never used this before.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a song story actually.
What is your writing process?
When I get an idea, I write down who-what-where & if it came from a dream or out of thin air.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think it was Sharlett's Web (?) and I still remember the story to this day.
How do you approach cover design?
I pick which tiger design I like best and either color it in or let a child do it, so they become the cover artist. The other way is the foundation has a coloring contest and publishes the winner. The new book design (series) will have a B&W cover so the kids can color in the cover of the book and customize it the way they want with stickers.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
NA
What do you read for pleasure?
NA
What is your e-reading device of choice?
NA
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I find a need and provide it. In my case, I have a coloring book designed for kids in hospitals. So I just found out how to self-publish the book and my drawings on my own, and sent it out to children hospitals everywhere I could find one listed.
Describe your desk
Three computers (linked), two screens (and) a large screen TV connected, copier-scanner-printer, with a drawing table next to that.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in St. Paul, MN.
When did you first start writing?
Drawing and writing stories since I was about 7 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was in the hospital as a child and know how lonely and scary it can be. I originally made the book as a Christmas present for family, but it turned into a hospital boredom book for other kids to enjoy while they were in the hospital.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
NA
Published 2013-12-24.
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Books by This Author

Faith's Cat Coloring Book
Series: Faith's Cat Coloring Book Series, Hospital Edition. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Faith's Cat Coloring Book is a coloring book designed to help ward off boredom for children in hospitals for free locally, nationally, and world-wide.