Interview with Wayne Stewart

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm reading it just like anyone else, except I'm writing it down. By chapter 4, the book is writing itself and I am just along for the ride. I am clueless as to what will happen next and many times, I am actually surprised.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love the tugging of their emotions. To force a fan into loving a character, or hating one, and then satisfy their desires in the outcome is an absolute thrill.
What are you working on next?
Nanonaut, an erotic sci-fi where a nanobot invades a character's mind and communicates, alters, and enhances the human body, causing a transformation in a geek's abilities and social interaction. The title is derived from astronauts but a nanobot winds up at the helm of the spaceship human.
Who are your favorite authors?
Crap, I have a few but sci-fi is my normal read. The greats like Isaac Asimov and H. G. Wells can make an impact on anyone. Fantasy, such as J. R. R. Tolkien's D&D type fantasy novels are adventurous and fun.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm busy. As a general manager for a transportation company, I'm putting in long shifts. I also have a fledgling computer repair business I am trying to get off of the ground.
What is your writing process?
I get an idea of a scenario and start writing it. I think of things I'd like to read about and can't find it published anywhere. So, I write the tale that isn't told.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I, Robot. It enthralled me to no end. To think of a story that was so intriguing and yet so relatable gripped my attention and I devoured it like candy.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover designs are expensive. They also lack the intent of the author. So, I make my own. Using 3D Rendering and photo editing software, I can make an image that relates to the storyline. I try to find the portion of the story that has a dramatic impact and create a depiction of it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Tablet, hands down. There's an app for any book format you would need.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Posting a draft online and receiving reviews, ideas, and corrections is the first step I take. Once the book is published, I edit the draft, taking out the story and leaving the final preview in its place, and then hyperlink where the final draft is published.
Describe your desk
Oof! It's a chaos of good intentions.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Huntington W.Va. and spent the weekends in Milton W.Va. So, I have a blend of city and country life. This reflects in my writings in the way things are phrased. You can imagine the stark contrast of the two lifestyles.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have books published by Abby Adams. Their genre isn't always what I write and so, publishing independently is the best way to get the types of books I like to write.
What other books have you written?
Another Yard; a coming of age story and the series Driven Lust; a chauffeur is recruited by an heiress.
Published 2015-05-28.
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Books by This Author

Nanonaut
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: American English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Erotica » General
Admit it, if you had super powers, wouldn't you be just a little bit naughty? What if you were able to give those abilities to someone else? This is a story about a young man finding it hard to resist his urges while living with increasing abilities worthy of a super hero. Action, adventure, and a pinch of naughtiness ensue!