Interview with G. W. Duggan

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
An opportunity to help someone learn something new, to encourage someone to be the best someone that they can be.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cooking and listening to music, contemplating my next story line.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Reviewing my favorite sites, following my favorite authors and recommendations by my friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was a creative writing assignment called the Day I learned the Clouds Could Dance.
What is your writing process?
Mentally developing ideas and then putting the ideas down on paper with a pencil.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read a story called Where the Wild Things Are. I loved the realness and creativity of the author.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to visualize an image that represents the plot, the focus and true idea of the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Perfect Rose, a real account of a life interrupted.
The Memoirs of Geisha, the artistry and majesty of another culture.
Bram Stokers Dracula, love vampire stories and this is one of the best.
The Merry Gentry series, its every woman's fantasy.
Anything Nora Roberts, J. R. Ward because their work is true mastery.
What do you read for pleasure?
Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
Anything Shiloh Walker
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Samsung Galaxy Tablets
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Enjoy ebooks and recently developed an enjoyment for audiobooks.
Describe your desk
Books, paper, pens a computer and anything I might need to create my next story.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Georgia and everything that I enjoy can be found somewhere in Georgia
When did you first start writing?
In high school as a form of entertainment and relaxation. Also as a stress reliever.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Two young people growing up in an environment that shapes them into something that they would not choose to be.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It gave me a level of autonomy that may not have been possible with a publishing house.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Freedom to be as creative as I desire to be.
What do your fans mean to you?
The responses, reviews, and opinions of those that read my work help me formulate ideas for new projects.
What are you working on next?
Not sure at the moment.
Published 2014-07-31.
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Books by This Author

A Rainbow After the Storm
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 44,470. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This book is intended to be a vehicle to carry you along the highways seldom found on maps. This desolate road traveled by passengers not of their own choosing but by the driver known as life. To inform the selected few that have lived through similar events, that no one is alone in their pain, somewhere someone knows your anguish and shares it with you.