Interview with GC Smith

Describe your desk
It's messy, but built into a closet so that when I'm not working my wife can shut the doors without touching my mess.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Northeastern PA and no.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind the book, Mudbug Tales, is that I started to write short stories about Cajuns and life in Acadiana, the Louisiana bayou country. The stories along with some of my recipes were picked up and published weekly in the E-zine Quiction. My readers liked the stuff and several touched base and recommended a book. Since I like to write, and cook, and eat I decided why not. Currently I'm in negotiations with the McIllhenny Company to use some of their recipes and photos in the novel and to have them endorse the book and sell it in their tourist outlet(s).
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Several agents who liked my stuff but failed to get publishing contracts, so I went out on my own..
What do your fans mean to you?
My stuff is meant to be read and enjoyed. I love fans.
What are you working on next?
A book of short stories. Working title: Rednecks and Hardcases
Who are your favorite authors?
Elmore Leonard (R.I.P), Ed McBain (ditto), and lots of other old dead guys.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Hell, if I didn't I wouldn't be.
What is your writing process?
Bottom in a chair and write.
What do you read for pleasure?
Absolutely.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Hearing from a pleased reader.
What's next?
A book of short stories, working title: Rednecks and Hardcases.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, an anthropomorphic Christmas Story featuring a tree wrecking dog named Iko.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to keep them clean and straightforward. For an example see the cover for Mudbug Tales.
Published 2014-06-17.
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Books by This Author

Mudbug Tales: A Novel In Flashes, wit' recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mudbug Tales is a series of related vignettes that tell of folks living in Acadiana, the Louisiana Bayou country. The book includes recipes, some of which are Cajun and some of which are not. The Mudbug Tales pay homage to the Cajun people. If I fail to depict reality it's because that is not my aim. What I'm trying for is an enjoyable read. So, I hope you, my readers, enjoy the book. Have fun.