Interview with Gates Watson

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me! Without them I could not do what I do and be successful. They give me feedback on what I am doing wrong, praise for what I am doing right and suggestions for what I could do better.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a sequel to Dutchmann's Curse. My next book will tell AnaLise's story.
Who are your favorite authors?
It is hard to pick one - I love to read so much. If I had to pick my top three it would be Claudia Hall Christian, Patricia Briggs and Nalini Singh.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I can usually be found working in my yard or riding my motorcycle (it's a great way to clear your head) or spending time with my family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have signed up for multiple ebook lists and get emails everyday and usually try at least one of the recommendations I receive.
What is your writing process?
This is a tough one - I think of things (usually in the middle of the night) that I just know I can work into a story so get up, write my notes then go back to sleep and try to work the notes into my story the next day. I write out the short version of a story first then fill in the blanks with my nightly notes to myself.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read that was a full length book was Louis L'Amour's 'The First Fast Draw'. I loved that book. I still have it today. It travelled with me even during my time in the military. I loved how Mr L'Amour painted a picture for me with words and how it felt like I could see everything that was happening. That I was a part of it. I hope my readers feel the same way about my stories. Like they are a part of what is happening and can see everything as it unfolds.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything I can get my hands on. I am an avid reader and will read almost anything.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My son got me a Nook for Christmas a few years ago so that has to be my favorite.
Describe your desk
Piled high with a little of everything - from weights to notebooks to a candy jar.
Published 2015-02-07.
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Books by This Author

Dutchman's Curse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,150. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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By the year 3160, Genny Hopman has been a ship’s captain as well as the chosen of a being that has inhabited her vessel for hundreds of years. The captain, her crew and ship, a legendary Dutch Man-o-War, quickly come to the attention of the trade clans when forced into a confrontation that will decide the fate of two younglings they have sworn to protect.