Interview with K S Everhart

When did you first start writing?
My first known writings came out around Kindergarten and First grade. I even wrote a short story on the computer in the Second grade complete with hand-drawn pictures.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As I state in my biography, I grew up all over the place due to my father's military service. This influenced my writing greatly, because it allowed me to really delve into my own worlds and creations.
How do you approach cover design?
I like to find an image that embodies the feeling I want to convey with my book. Then I build the text around it and try to make it as eye-catching and true to the point as possible. I also like to try out new text styles or design features I've learned.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
At first, I used to always feel accomplished by writing because it would satisfy the broken records in my head. Once I would write down a scene, it would no longer be stuck in my mind. Then I wrote "Over 400 Questions for Character Development" and after years of finalizing and edits, it was finally ready for print. When I received the proof copy in my hands, it was a feeling I never had before. My own words and creation in the palm of my hands made me feel on top of the world.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always thought it would be nice to be a published author. I have always written loads of random stories and fanfictions to fulfill my need to write things that consume my mind. Then the rush of having a printed copy of one of my books in my hands was the greatest feeling in the world that made my passion to write turn into a passion to write for a purpose.
What is your favorite book, and why?
My ultimate favorites are the Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien. I found the trilogy easier to read than some of his other works, and fell deeply in love with them. When I came across his series in high school, I was astounded by his ability to create a whole other world so in-depth and realistically.
What do you read for pleasure?
I am actually a huge fan of fanfictions and mangas. I usually spend hours reading through a variety of stories online.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire HD or I'll just read right on my HP Laptop from online websites.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use a variety of platforms and social media marketing techniques. So far Facebook has been the most effective, however I am not ruling out all other areas.
Describe your desk.
What's a desk?
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to me. Without others reading my words then there wouldn't be a point to writing. The passion they exhume in their comments/feedback for my worlds, characters, and plot twists make me feel accomplished and recognized.
What are you working on next?
I want to work on a few new kid's books, writer advice, and of course eventually finish one of my fantasy fiction novels.
Published 2015-03-07.
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Books by This Author

100+ Questions for your Character's Appearance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
100+ Questions for your Character's Appearance is a writer's guide to developing more in-depth, intriguing, and well-rounded characters with its focus on appearances.
Over 400 Questions for Character Development
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
Over 400 Questions for Character Development by K. S. Everhart helps writers of all levels achieve in-depth, well-rounded characters and even helps evolve story lines and worlds that the characters live and play within.