Interview with Alyssa Adamson

What are you working on next?
I'm most diligently working on a supervillain origin story that I am really excited about.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, and (shhh, don't tell anyone) some Stephanie Meyer, but only when the mood calls for it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought that one day I can quit my job and pursue writing full time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Hanging out with the love of my life and continuing my education. And reading fanfiction. Lots of fanfiction.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually by word of mouth.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. And we don't talk about it. Not since the accident.
What is your writing process?
I hide in my room for hours at a time, ignore my phone, and write until I reach my daily quota of 2,000 words. If I fall short, I guilt myself until I do double the next day.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Froggy's Lunch. Good times, good times.
How do you approach cover design?
Over and over and over again because whatever system I use never seems to meet the format specifications.
Describe your desk
It was hideous. The mass of dirty clothes that had grown on the surface of the desk was nearing human height and the stench was becoming too much to handle. Still, she ignored it, stacking it higher with remnants of candy bars and nearly empty water bottles. Somewhere far below, her laptop cried out for assistance, but went unheard. It was...buried alive.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very small town in New Jersey where everyone knows everybody. I suppose the boredom is what made me write in the first time, to break up the monotony.
When did you first start writing?
Before I could spell, I would scribble markings on a page and tell a story while looking at the page like it was actually encrypted in there. Does that count?
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was sitting in my Western Civilization college class and we were talking about Persian mythology. I thought that culture's mythology was not as explored as Greek and Roman so I researched it until I had a story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
65 agent rejection letters
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far, it's too early to tell.
Published 2016-05-14.
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