Interview with Katrina Taylor

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The person who motivated me to become an indie author was my high school teachers.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Its given me the chance to be a real published author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is being able to take my experiences and help people through my writing. Its about being able to express myself on paper.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a book next.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are: L.M. Montgomery, Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, Stephanie Meyers, Judy Blume, Lucia Jordan,
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me to get out of bed each day is God.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I am working at a daycare. I also spend time on social media and with my family. I am also hanging out with my boyfriend.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The way I discover the ebooks I read is my nook.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was for my fourth grade class. It was called The Raven Symone Story.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is typing my story on my nook, then transfer it to my labtop and do corrections, then once everything has been checked, I put my story into notebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes I remember the first story I ever read. It had a very strong impact on me. It used to make me think how much we really use our brain.
How do you approach cover design?
I go with pictures I have or designs I find that will make my stories pop.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are: Once Upon A Marigold, Anne of Green Gables, The Harry Potter Series, The Twilight Series, and Because Of Winn-Dixie. These five books are my favorite because they teach you about life. They teach you about being able to realize there can be joy found anywhere. It mainly taught me that no matter what, as long as I had faith and belief I could do anything I wanted.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read romance novels and Christian books for pleasure. I also read the bible for pleasure.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
my nook
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't figured that out just of yet.
Describe your desk
my desk is very organized. At times there are books piled up. Yet, I still have things organized and put in chronological order.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I have grown up in New York, Florida, and Delaware. The way this has influenced my writing is I have been able to use my surroundings and the people I am around to help me for my stories. I also use the personalities of the people I know.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was seven.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is a woman who connects back with a guy from her past after having changed her lifestyle to Christianity.
Published 2015-06-16.
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