Interview with K. M. Heaton

When did you first start writing?
I have been writing for as long as I can remember, having many different ideas, but I was never able to finish a book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love how I can express the ideas and stories that I have and let others read them.
What are you working on next?
Right now I am working on a book, but I don't have a name for it yet. It's about a girl who enters into a private boarding school, and her life there. That's not the only thing though, there is magic involved!
Who are your favorite authors?
I would say that I enjoy J.K Rowling, and Stephenie Meyer for how well they wrote the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series. There are many others, (And I love Harry Potter more.) but I cannot remember their names of the top of my head.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to listen to music, and I like to compose as well, and besides that, I have to go to high school on weekdays and church on Sundays and Wednesdays.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't really have a method to it. Mostly I will look into different tags like Fantasy, Fiction, etc. I will also just look at recommended books and they usually are good.
What is your writing process?
Well, I have a very general idea, and then I just type. There is no method to it really. I just put down what pops into my head.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The best thing I have ever had for reading E-books, was a kindle. I'm sure that other devices are just as good, but the Kindle had the e-reader built into it, and was much easier to find good books on.
How do you approach cover design?
I think that a cover should express something in the story, but should be vauge. Like, a girl's face. It would be the main character. Or, Maybe the scenery that is common in the book, like a high school, or a forest.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords can distribute your book into many other places, and to other sellers. Its like your very own publisher, but they don't have to love your book.
What do your fans mean to you?
I think, that they are very important. Fans are people who love the same things I do. We have to be similar if they read my books. And fans held me write more often. They encourage me.
Published 2015-01-12.
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