Interview with Todd Caldwell

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Tough question. My favorite author is Stephen R Donaldson. I also like Tolkien, George RR Martin, Hemingway, Twain, Tolstoy and Richard Wright.
What do you read for pleasure?
Literature, science fiction, physics, psychology and writing books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
First book on public display, so none so far.
Describe your desk
Where can I fit (fill in the blank)?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Midwest. A desire to escape to any realm that isn't the Midwest.
When did you first start writing?
Eleven.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Stripping stories have a long history of random people being pointlessly mean to large breasted idiots. I decided to write a story that broke down as many of those cliche's as possible.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I couldn't find anyone that actually published a story like this.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When the characters take over. On one story, I was typing as fast as I could, so I could find out what happened next.
What is your writing process?
Come up with an idea. Research. Research. Research. Research. Research. Research. Wait until I hear the characters talking on their own. Research. Write.
Published 2016-02-29.
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Books by This Author

Discovered Mate: A Tale of Desire and Chess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,170. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Sam is smart, crazy, intense, and Alex knows it. And it annoys the hell out of her. Not that Alex would mind a little intensity. All she has from college are good grades. She begs her friend Sophie for help, and Sophie invites Alex to dinner and chess, with Sam. But that isn't the kind of fun Alex wants. "It's strip chess, Alex." That might be more intensity than Alex can handle.