Interview with Greg Kamphuis

How do you approach cover design?
Honestly I usually just start browsing my library of photos until something jumps out at me. Then I just start moving things around on illustrator and photoshop until I think something looks good. I rarely have a mental picture of what I want to accomplish. I think that is what the real artists do!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Tao Te Ching, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Fabric of the Cosmos (Brian Green)(beginners guide to quantum physics, general relativity, and string theory, Siddartha (Herman Hesse), The Alchemist - because between these 5 books you can know everything about life!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I try my best to get out and be social because I know it is what I need the most and also lack the most. I also love to get outside for fun physical activities like skiing, swimming, squash, and bike rides. I believe that it is imperative that we keep a good balance of social, physical, and creative activities.
Describe your desk
A large rectangle solid wood desk. There is a printer with a bose speaker in one far corner and a bigger screen in the other far corner. I have a large graphic old laptop in the middle with a lenovo note book in front of it. There are piles of paper all along the front of my desk and a cordless mouse and a bunch of pens scattered around,
What is your greatest joy in writing?
At first writing wasn't even a real joy for me. I just did it to organize my thoughts into coherent dialogues. It was only after about 10 years that I realized that I needed to do it. I always thought of it as hard work that pushed me. I never realized that I sat down to do that hard work because it was an outlet for my mental energy. It helps me sleep.
Published 2017-02-14.
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Books by This Author

The 40 Day Dopamine Fast
Price: Free! Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery
Refined sugar, processed fats, alcohol, TV (including video games), caffeine, tobacco, pornography and social media all get the chop in Greg Kamphuis' ruthless effort to hunt down the source of motivation and meaning.