Interview with Jacob Mossberg

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is an outlet for my crazy ideas
Who are your favorite authors?
Franz Kafka, Jens Bjørneboe, Astrid Lindgren. Robert Ludlum, Lars Saabye Christensen, Stephen King, Robert Jordan and of course J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes - it was a story I wrote in 8th grade. My teacher thought it was an interesting piece of fiction and gave me an A, but she did make complaints about it being to violent. In her defense the main character did kill several dozen nazis with gasoline and a match
What do your fans mean to you?
All 4 of them are very special to me
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes - Tom in the Mountains by Ingvald Svinsaas. I remember feeling sad at the end when Tom (a cat) chose a life in the wild instead of going back to the city and "his" humans, in retrospect I think it was a happy ending - I think it is a book intended for a more mature audience then someone who's only 10
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Several of my teachers in both norwegian and english have told me I write good enough to publish - So I did
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
None thus far :D
What is your writing process?
Drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee, smoking way to many cigarettes, and banging my head against the wall repeatedly
What are you working on next?
I am working on a suspense thriller named 'The Man from Port Silencé'
Published 2015-09-04.
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Books by This Author

A Man And His Ass
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tale of a man traveling through the desert accompanied only by his loyal donkey. The reason he has taken this perilous journey is to be revealed.
Will You Sing Fredric?
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
An absurd tale of a young man who is haunted by a voice who wants him to sing. Fredric refuses, but the voice does not seem to want to go away until he does....
The Moneylender Of Levantine
Price: Free! Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A murderous, greedy and diabolical moneylender named Barteloc Strathin discovers there might be a way for him to live forever. He sends his manservant on a quest to acquire it.
The Outrageous Obnubilation of Oscar Oaks Objectification of Orbs
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Another flash fiction story intended to make you laugh. I am not going to give you a synopsis, as that would probably end up the same length as the story...
The Incredible Life and Death of Rover the Space-Dog of Destruction
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
an absurd flash fiction story. This is just something I wrote in the middle of writing other stuff - just for laughs ;)