Interview with H E Matthews

When did you first start writing?
I would say, when I was about 14.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The comments from people who are enjoying the book and are genuinely excited for your characters.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Oh, I'm so excited for this one. The more I write, the more I seem to have improved so I'm hoping my latest will be really good.

The book I'm working on is a thriller with a paranormal undertone and an underlying mystery. Based in a large family mansion which has a dark history that has been created over many generations. Odd goings on and yet another murder in the house causes the protagonist to look more into the legends and truths behind the house.
How do you approach cover design?
I make my own covers, but if I think they could be improved, I let other people recreate them.
What is your writing process?
I plan and do a very basic outline, usually a mind map is involved. I'm a perfectionist so it's hard to get words down sometimes.
What do you read for pleasure?
I actually don't read very often. I enjoy writing my own material.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Finding Wattpad made me interested in trying writing again, and receiving the encouragement of others really helped me to complete a book for the first time in my life!
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING! Without them, I would probably not continue writing. They keep me going.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson is incredibly talented.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Listening to music, browsing online, socialising, working and exercising.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Wattpad. I'm new here so haven't looked through the eBooks here.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a mermaid one!
Published 2016-03-10.
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