Interview with Jordan Troche

What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly Manga, my absolute favorite is Berserk. After Manga I love Comics too. I know I live in imaginary land! Steven King books are a MUST for real novels though!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Has to be Kindle, it really is just the best. Even for comics!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am still new at it but I am finding Facebook and twitter to be essential in my marketing. Any other ideas please let me know!
Describe your desk
Small cheap walmart desk... I know I am embarrassed.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In a coast town in Virginia. I got influenced by the crazy family I call my own. Also by the sights of this beautiful area it helps me immensely for my scenery in my comics.
When did you first start writing?
I got the bright idea to write my own manga back in 2010. It took me 2 1/2 years to complete my 50 chapter script. I would write on and off like that during that time. Since 2012 I have written over 10 different comic series and have a few more coming up!
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is called Originem and is a medieval type of story with magical elements laced through out. A family torn apart by betrayal is left shattered and broken. A boy forced to become a man through the harsh reality of battle. A hidden world exists beyond man's knowledge. A secret war is being waged in the shadows that is more important than any Kingdom. For this war is a war that stretches back unto the beginning of time.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A simple answer, the driving idea and force that I can publish my own Comics and also publish others as well. I want to be the Western Publisher of Manga and use this as my day job. That is the dream! Check out this site if you want to help me accomplish that.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The sales I guess, it is a serene feeling to see a sale. Someone actually liked my work enough to purchase a story. They fill me with a sense that I can do this I just have to keep going. Thanks Smashwords!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating these worlds and characters then placing them in cool fights and drama situations. It is one of the coolest things to happen to me is then to see these writings become a visual medium and a comic!
What do your fans mean to you?
Simply... The World. The fact that people even read these stories and comics I dream up in my mind still shocks me to this day. I want to let you all know how dear you are to me and how you guys actually inspire me to keep going.

Jordan Troche
Owner of Fallen Manga Studios
Published 2014-04-09.
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