Interview with A. Swan

Who are your favorite authors?
hhmmm... I love David Mitchell his writing style is so creepy and weird, I find that I really have no idea what is going on until the book ends. At that point you are like holy shit that book was amazing!

Inga Muscio, Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt - Are the reasons not obvious?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Painting, Floral Design, Shredding the Gnar, Dancing, Baking pies
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
i find it very funny that I am publishing an ebook. I am a big fan of book stores and hard copies :)
What is your writing process?
I always say that in some ways I can't take credit for my writing. It just kind of pops in my head and I can see it start to finish and I sit down and type until it is all out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Hobbit. I fucking hated the books we had to read in school to follow the "curriculum". I cheated on most of my book reports until I read the hobbit in grade ten I never really gave a shit about reading.
How do you approach cover design?
ugh painstakingly....
What are your five favorite books, and why?
oooo... Really? Sapho's Leap, Messages From Forever, and Slade House... Three that is all you get and you should read them to find out why...
What do you read for pleasure?
Right now I am super into reading textbooks. Like by choice just for fun. But historical fiction is a love of mine.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
anything apple.
Describe your desk
my couch looking out at beautiful mountains with a lap desk. Very comfy and chill.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
read my book When the Fat worm Sings specifically Chapter 5. That will answer the question quite well.
When did you first start writing?
As soon as I figured out how. Small child.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well this is actually my first time publishing my work and I describe it as "If you have PTSD and need to be reminded that you are a fucking warrior then this book is for you"
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The spirit moved me I guess. I was diagnosed with PTSD and was finding there to be a lot of dry boring scientific information available. I needed to release and appease my creative inner dreamer and this book just morphed out of that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The general release of tension and anxiety it gives me. The opportunity for self reflection is a beautiful thing.
Published 2017-06-21.
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Books by This Author

When The Fat Worm Sings - A Journey Of Self-Recovery
Price: $3.88 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
If you have PTSD and need to be reminded that you are a Fucking Warrior this book is for you. With Love, A. Swan