Interview with Keith Martin

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking about why I am not writing and then feeling guilty about it
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am an avid reader and online shopper. Especially when money is scarce. I scan the best sellers and look for books like the ones I read or would like to have written myself!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was small I wrote stories but the first proper book I wrote was in primary school. It even generated a sequel. I dropped it in the school yard and had to endure the shame of not admitting it was mine. I hadn't put my name to it. Eventually I approached the teacher and got it back. Mum has it somewhere.
What is your writing process?
I type
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
God knows because I don't.
How do you approach cover design?
Outline what I'd like and then ask an expert to realise my impossible dream!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Oh God!

In no particular order and these are only the ones I can remember right now.

Treasure Island
Dracula
Post Mortem
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Dirk Gently's Detective Agency
What do you read for pleasure?
Books

ha ha ha
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Anything to hand

Phone
Tablet
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Facebook!
Describe your desk
It has four legs and a top
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Ireland

It gave me a great grasp of the English language with none of the guilt of being English! :)
When did you first start writing?
As a child
What's the story behind your latest book?
There is no story. It's a book of revelations!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Royalties!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Been easy to work with and has boosted my profile and book title on line and I have made some sales,.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The end
What do your fans mean to you?
Money

That's a joke

They mean everything. The fact that someone likes what you do and encourages you to do more is priceless.
What are you working on next?
A play
Who are your favorite authors?
Douglas Adams
C J Sansom
S J Parris
Cornelius Ryan
Anthony Beevor
Jeffrey Archer (Just kidding)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I have to go to the toilet
Write your own question here!
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Published 2016-05-26.
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Books by This Author

The Little Book of Sham
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
'The Little Book of Sham' is the result of hours spent staring into space, wondering - not just, 'Why are we here?' - but also - "How?" and 'Have I left the oven on?' More urgent than "The Power of Now", funnier than "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" and packed with more secrets than "The Secret". Read it and weep-tears of laughter.