Interview with Jim Borer

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
NONE!... I'm a "newbie"... A first (& probably last) timer at writing, publishing, etc.
Describe your desk
Old, wood, and three legged (but no 2x4s for support)... (yet).
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
There is no "where" or "how" to it. Quite simply, I'm one of those weirdos who managed to grow old without ever growing UP.
When did you first start writing?
Learned my ABCs in the first grade. It was at that point that it occurred to me that it was easier to use my kindergarten drawings than writing. But it was too late by then... I had already learned my ABCs.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My "latest" book is my ONLY book. The story is not "behind" it... Its IN it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
With a last name like BORER, what self respecting agent or publisher would want to take on a project labelled "By JIM (the) BORER?"
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
HAH!... "success"?... Next question...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing and being done with it... When, as a youngster, I asked my grandfather--the hardest working man I've ever known (he worked his own farm in Bothell and drove into Seattle daily to put in an 8 hour shift at the Fisher Flouring Mill)--why he always attended the church's Early Service, his answer (even though he was a religious man, but from the "old country") was, "Do it and be done with it."... Probably the most profound words-of-wisdom I've ever come by.
What do your fans mean to you?
SUMMERTIME COOLING (although air-conditioning would probably be more efficient).
What are you working on next?
?... I've got a lawn that will soon need mowing.
Who are your favorite authors?
(Since the passing of John D. MacDonald of "The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything")... Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and... I get a kick out of Lee Child who writes about an overconfident Superman (although the movie version of Jack Reacher--Tom Cruise--is about half the size of the character described by Child, Cruise still pulls off Reacher's demeanor well).
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The rain... Its no fun laying in bed when the roof is leaking water onto the bedcovers.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Staring at the wall and wondering... "What-the-hell?"
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't read ebooks. I'm old! and don't understand technology. PAPERBACKS RULE! (And they're free at the library.)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. Like I said, "I'm old."
What is your writing process?
Sometimes I lose control of my sick imagination and just gobbledygook it all down. I tried taking a nap instead, but it didn't work. The insanity kept me awake.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first BOOK I ever read was a paperback of Richard Matheson's "I Am Legend". A great story that has been totally emasculated by the ensuing four movie versions.
(I can hardly wait to see what Steven Spielberg or Cecil B. DeMille do to my "The Virginia City Solution".)
How do you approach cover design?
Very carefully and quietly... I don't want to startle it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Sorry, but like I said, "I'm old!"... I no longer read books, just look at the pictures.
What do you read for pleasure?
"The Virginia City Solution"
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Published 2018-03-17.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

The Virginia City Solution
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 100,200. Language: American English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Although not a “western” in that classical sense of the genre, “The Virginia City Solution” is a novel that has its setting in the west—Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Virginia City. It has a quest for justice, combined with a time-travel element, and is intended to be of interest to an audience who appreciates the Poor Man vs. Rich Man angle along with those who enjoy having their imaginations tweaked.