Interview with JC Dixon

Describe your desk
Very small. Coffee cup marks. Huge monitor, small computer. Large set of speakers because I listen to music while I write. Assorted papers that should be sorted but I can't be bothered with that.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Manchester, England, with a mother, father and younger brother. I don't believe it has influenced my writing, but I could be wrong.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote lots at school but stopped when I left. I took it up again in 2012.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book I published on here? Or the latest one that's underway?
The last one I published at Smashwords was written about a guy who had always thought he was straight but who realised - when he discovered he had an attraction to another man and that he was falling for that man - that gay, straight and other such labels didn't matter to him, because he couldn't control who he fell for. The fact that his best friend was gay might or might not have made a difference there.
The books I'm currently writing include: one about a submissive who has seemingly been searching for his perfect Dom for half his life; one about a teenage boy with a very special, magical friend as well as an attraction to other boys; one about a guy who has been screwed over in love and so he relocates to another city to change his life, and then finds that his new life is far more complicated than his previous one.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Two things: Firstly I like to read indie authors (I read lots) and I admit I get frustrated by the often poor spelling and grammar and I thought I could do better - arrogant, I know. Secondly, I realised it was so much easier to do it independently than to go through the hoops required by a publisher.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm not aware that I have fans. I'm more inclined to believe that there are a few people who have read (and maybe liked) something that I wrote. Assuming they are fans is an arrogance. I never did this to be famous or to have fans. I did this because I like to write and because I was curious whether anyone would read something I wrote.
What are you working on next?
I'm editing two completed stories to get them ready for publication and I have three more stories underway. One is around 70% complete, another is around 50% complete and the third is maybe 35% complete. I'm not in any hurry, though. I do have two more stories in my head that I haven't begun to commit to virtual paper yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
Philip K Dick, Tolkein, Katherine Kurtz, Alan Dean Foster. Nick Alexander, Jay Bell, Josh Lanyon, LA Witt. Plenty more; too many to list.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading. Lots of reading. Listening to music. Creating music. Painting. Watching football and cycling. Working.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By synopsis and by author. Not influenced by covers at all. As long as the synopsis grabs me, I'll go for it.
What is your writing process?
I sit in front of the computer and I type away on the keyboard. Later on, I'll go through the words I've entered and edit them. I usually type out a rough outline for each chapter; just a sentence or two to remind me what's going into the chapter.
Published 2015-12-06.
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Books by This Author

What Are Friends For?
Price: Free! Words: 69,050. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Nick and Chris had been friends since they met at college, ten years ago. While Chris was gay and Nick was straight, that was irrelevant to their friendship. They had been there for each other through thick and thin. So, what would it take to break that friendship?
Model Behaviour
Price: Free! Words: 25,790. Language: British English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This is the autobiography of a male model. Follow his story - his experiences in the modelling world, his life, his loves and his heartbreaks.
Shorts - A Collection of Gay Themed Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 34,650. Language: British English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This is a collection of fifteen short tales. Each story is told from a gay perspective. In other words, all the tales are about men and their relationships. The stories include romance, relationship issues and also tales of hardship and loss.
The Log Cabin
Price: Free! Words: 22,400. Language: British English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Luca is lost in a wood after escaping some trouble at a bar. Aaron is preparing to retire for the night. What happens when Luca knocks on the door of Aaron’s log cabin? And what part does the log cabin play in the tale?