Interview with Katarina Nolte

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through Google Search, Google Book Search, radio podcasts, online articles, Goodreads, Librarything, and various online stores.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
That was probably sometime in elementary school. Too long ago to remember.
What is your writing process?
I have a system. I first do research. It's a combination of brainstorming and (mostly) online research. This is followed by processing, analysis, brainstorming (again), more research and actual writing. Depending on the depth of the book, I may process the material several times. A lot like the way one would manually search for gold.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first dozen or so books I've read shortly after I learned how to read, but I don't remember much of an impact. Reading back then was just one of the many new things I learned how to do.
How do you approach cover design?
Do-it-yourself. I spend some time looking at book covers. I find something I like and I make something similar. Then, I do further editing to give it a touch of uniqueness.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't really have a favorite book but I do have favorite genres. I love comedy, legal thrillers, crime and mystery, and non-fiction books on subjects like eco-feminism and prehistory.
What do you read for pleasure?
Cookbooks and travel guides.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
It doesn't exist. I want an e-reader without wifi. If I need an internet connection while reading a book for research purposes I either read it on my pc or I use a physical copy. If I'm just reading a book for fun, I don't need an internet connection because I'm busy reading the book.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
It's too early to tell. What is obvious is the necessity for a very broad online presence. The other day I learned that my klout score is above average. It's a learning process.
Describe your desk
Most work desks are either tiny or ugly or both. My 'desk' is a large kitchen table.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in different places and I've learned that most people aren't healthy and happy or at least not as healthy and as happy as they could or should be. This inspired me to research and write about problems and solutions.
When did you first start writing?
Ten years ago.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Over 100 rejections from agents and publishers for which I am grateful in retrospect.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
That still remains to be seen. I've published my first book with Smashwords only five months ago.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Freedom.
What do your fans mean to you?
Hope for the future in terms of health and happiness.
What are you working on next?
Two books. One about hormonal balance with an emphasis on testosterone. And the other is a gluten free recipe book.
Who are your favorite authors?
It depends on the genre. Lately, I've been discovering new authors through Goodreads and Librarything and writing reviews which can be found on my blog.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Nature.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I am usually doing research.
Published 2013-10-30.
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Books by This Author

So Long Constipation, Part 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,960. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / gastrointestinal, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
In So Long Constipation, Part 1 you will learn how to eliminate your constipation by learning what causes it and how this comes about. You will learn about the relationship between our daily environment and the gut. You will discover, in simple detail, how things like stress, industrial toxins and our modern diet and lifestyle influence the delicate balance of our mind-body system.