Interview with Alistar Belle

How do you approach cover design?
That would depend on what the story is about, who the audience is, and what I am trying to convey about the book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes- I love this book because it's lesser known, but it has interesting sharp turns and an unexpected twist to the end.

A Taste for Red- Also a lesser known book, but I love it more for the authors take on vampires an other things in the world.

Across the Universe- It was a page turner and having to wait for the next made it even more thrilling, But the true reason I adore this book is because of the friend who should it to me.

To Kill a Mockingbird- It is a classic an one can never go wrong with a classic

The Singing and the Gold- I love poetry so this book is of the best thinks I've read
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that catches my eye, Those typically some syfy book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle or My phone
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am an only child who grew up outside in the trees or inside watching Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, and basically anything with wizards, warlocks, witches, magic, ghosts, demons, and did I mention magic that either I or my grandmother could get our hands on. And I mention being an only child because I would create imaginary worlds filled with magic and
I feel like having those keeps my creativity alive and my imagination as magical as ever.
When did you first start writing?
In third or fourth grade I think, I wrote my first short story that had to do with non-other than my childhood obsession: Vampires. I remember it was supposed to be like a page or two, but I kept writing to like twelve and even had a page with pictures of the characters. I don't remember what happened in the story, but I remember looking at the pictures and thinking that they looked bad. I find this impressive for a kid with dyslexia, ADHD, and the general No-Care additude when it came to reading or writing.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of showing everyone who doubted me before that I can do it... That and my Mom.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The feedback from my readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world. Their feedback is why I continue most of the stories I read and I find that when people don't personally know you that they are more willing to tell you the truth.
What are you working on next?
So many different stories that I have yet to physically get past writing the idea down.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
the thought of being able to help other people see the worlds/realities I can create. To show that my previous stories where not a waist of paper, but are in fact a paper trail I left in my wake as I walk toward the author that I have come to be today, the one I will become tomorrow, the one I will be in the future.
Published 2016-01-22.
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