Interview with Lgoo Books

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I like Smashwords as an e-book distributor best, they're expertise in distribution as well as the right tips helping authors with publishing and they also distribute to other e-book sellers like Sony, Apple, Flipkart and about a dozen others.
What do you read for pleasure?
During my school years from about the fifth grade on I became an avid reader and one of my favorite authors was Jack London, as I grew older my tastes in liturature matured and I could not get enough of action, espionage and adventure stories. When Tom Clancy books came out I read everything I could get my heands on.
When did you first start writing?
I first began writing in 2002 a lot happened that year, I was recovering from an injury and could not do much of anything for nine months. Television can only entertain a person so much and then I needed another outlet to pass the time. At that time self publishing was rare and I certainly finding a publishing company and getting them interested in publishing my book seemed like a long shot. After I recovered I went back to work and left my writing until 2008 when again I had some time on my hands and began to write again. I had remarried and my new wife saw and read one of my stories which I later named The Effects of Indiscretion it took me two years before I'd completed that story and by then I had ideas for other stories but time was something I had too little of and all my ideas were shelved until a year ago when I discovered online publishing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book is the fourth book and a come back for one of my characters in the series of books that I first started writing in 2008. Beginning with The lasting effects of indiscretion, the red rooster crows twice the last book is called marooned, I never planned a sequel to any of my books as long as ideas keep coming I will continue. Like in the first book written about a real life incident a few years back about an out break of food poisoning. I thought would make a great story. One of the characters Carol who was important to the main hero was killed and in the second book she returns with a surprising explanation as to why she had to disappear. Then begins gambit at sea a new adventure for the main character with Carol who was actually not killed but was shot by an assassin only his gun was secretly loaded with a special type of shell that imitates being killed turns out she was British secret service.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smash words has been a great help in publishing my works the immediarte feed back and the style guide which they supply free to authors has been invaluable.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The ease of publishing online of course.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Like any author out there I enjoy knowing others are enjoying my stories and I'm so thankful to Mark Coker the founder of Smashwords who makes it easy and that I can publish books with pricing so low anyone from any walk of life can afford to read them.
What are you working on next?
Like most writers I feel like some part of the story could have taken a million different directions I guess every book I wrote since the first one I knew there would be a second book and then a third and so on. If my readers recall the most recent book Marooned, I hadn't meant to write again about this character the events that had lead to his first wife's disappearance never quite set right with Mel. An opportunity to bring to justice those responsible for Lori's ordeal was given him by British intelligence. The story begins with a childhood friend of Mel's going to Vietnam after his divorce to first visit with another good friend and to rediscover himself. One thing leads to another and he and Mel meet again under abnormal circumstances. I would tell you more but I'm only in the first half of the story and its got a long way to go before I can say more
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Like most other people I dream when I sleep and some mornings my dreams were so vivid I will remember them and the first thing I do when getting out of bed is turn on my computer and write down my thoughts. Some of them have become stories and some are still just notes waiting for a story to be written around them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love a good flick however after actually getting to work on a movie set and being part of a movie myself that has somewhat ruined my love of movies but still I have my favorites that I enjoy watching. I've watched Broken Arrow three times the latest time last night and John Travolta does a fine job portraying a bad guy. I can only hope someday I get to work with him portraying a character from one of my books.
What is your writing process?
I think people are interested in reading about real things happening in the world I think that the most believable stories happen in real life. Like I said before I write down what I remember from dreams, I read the daily news stories and listen on television for interesting stories and radio. Sometimes I get a clear picture in my head and bam a story is born.
Published 2014-12-03.
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Books by This Author

Just Emily
Pre-release—available August 28, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Si Senior the doorman had replied holding his has kerchief over his nose too. Martin cleared his throat and said then you know I’m not to be trifled with. I intend to bring this child to my suite to give her food that I promised her and you’re not to stop me. The doorman knew his place and that his goose would be cooked if such as an important guest complained to his supervisor
The Mystical Pink Bunnies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
once upon a time there lived within an enchanted forest the royal line of mystical pink bunnies who feasted upon the best sweet clover in the world then came man and everything changed after man discovered the secret of the mystical pink bunnies the man hunted the pink bunnies, when they captured them they did not harm the bunnies but sheared off their fluffy pink fur some got away
Marooned
Series: The Effects of Indiscreation, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Man has feared ocean storms and for good reason many a soul has perished in stormy seas. A very pregnant young woman washed up on Kunai Island after the yacht in which she was being held split apart in a storm.
Do-it-yourself 4 wheel disk brakes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Automotive, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
in last seventy or so years that the automotive industry has been building vehicles braking systems have gone through only minor change until the 4 wheel disk brake came along, in the last century we've seen reliability and the cost to replace them come down and still vehicle owners are being charged upwards of $90 an axle to get them repaired an average owner can complete the job in 2 hrs or less
How to Install Your Own Furnace & A/C
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mechanical, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home repair
Remove and reinstall your furnace and a/c takes the tech from removal of the old units to reinstalling the new furnace, measuring your plenums and send to sheet metal fabricator reinstall a new line set recover refrigerant from the a/c evacuate the air from the lines and recharge the system
Basic Electrical Repairs
Price: $5.59 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electrical
Whether you’re looking to get into a career as an electrician or to make home repairs it starts with the basics and that is what this book intends a basic understanding of electricity. One convenience which every citizen in every country so depends on not only to have a comfortable home, but to keep foods fresh, cook meals, run toys and entertainment systems this covers diagnosing and repairs
Chunky and the Frog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
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chunky and the frog is a story about a rumbustious young lump of coal who is always going a little too far and getting into a lot of trouble his family live on a coal pile which has just been mined from a coal mine and it is their turn to be loaded onto the train and travel across country to the big city.
The Fast Track to Training Your Pooch
Price: $2.39 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
training and raising dogs has been a passion of mine about since I was a child and after growing up and experiencing the satisfaction of training and having the companionship of a canine friend i wanted to share my expertise so that others might have the same enjoyment i have had
Re-Kindled Heart
Price: $4.94 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Is about a crusty old man who has about given up he prefers his own company and lives in a truck camper which he drives all over the southwest until he sees a young girl a street urchin living on the streets something about her makes him feel something like he knows her or something and that he should stop and help but he don't and drives to his original destination instead
Crimson Crusader
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
mitch fairchild billionaire, inventor, part time crime fighter retires to a castle in England to pursue a life a of leasure and sedentary life doesn't agree with him however and he decides to build a machine that would allow the matter or people to travel instantaneously from place to place an accident however catapults him and some of his machines a hundred fifty years into the past
Troubleshoot Residential Air conditioning like a Pro
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Construction / Electrical
it's july 4th late afternoon and a hundred degrees outside you call the repair company but they can't get to you until three weeks from thursday you the homeowner may have a little experience or you're and expert using electrical testing tools but don't know a thing about air conditioners that's where this book comes in handy my experience 20 + years becomes your instructor
How to Repair Automotive Air conditioning
Price: $14.59 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Automotive, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
If you live in one of the warmer zones in the united states cooling in your car as well as home is recommended, when your air conditioner breaks we run to the repair shop labor parts and refrigerants have sky rocketed whats a man or woman to do. This book addresses these concerns with a little Yankee ingenuity the common man/woman can repair his own air conditioner
A Service Tech's Handbook for the Common Man
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 11,980. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A Service Tech’s Handbook for the Common Man 1.)Troubleshoot Residential Air Conditioning like a Pro 2.)The Professional Guide to Residential Air Conditioning Change-outs 3.)Do-it-yourself Auto Air Conditioning Repairs 4.)Hot water Heater Replacement 5.)An additional photo of an adapter which is needed for automotive work
Beast Girl and Her mate
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Martin Cole and his twin sister had their sixteenth birthday party and at the time neither teen were aware of an evil curse that had been placed on their family Marilyn Cole the other twin was meeting her boy friend after the party and were going to go all the way she had no way of knowing though that her one act of love would bring such dire consequences that would change her life forever.
The Red Rooster Crows Twice
Series: The Effects of Indiscreation, Installment 3. Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Colonial Briggs has decided to take his daughter Sally and accompany Judy to England for a much needed vacation. He is away but a short while when an old nemesis from the red brigade returns to kidnap some friends of his. His late wife's two room mates are abducted and taken to an undisclosed island where they are held and Brianna gets raped by one of her captors.
Gambit at Sea
Series: The Effects of Indiscreation, Installment 2. Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 21,660. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
part 2 of a series of books and this tale the leading man has a new wife and child retired on his ranch as in the 1st story his old friend from the FBI has come to ask for help once more and old friend back into his life with a story of her own there's disappointment kidnapping intrigue hope international involvement consensual forced sex a prototype airplane is unveiled and Mel steals it
Lasting Effects of an Indiscretion
Series: The Effects of Indiscreation, Interduction. Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 25,500. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When a seemingly common murder is discovered a large growers property in a small town. The investigation that follows puts a retired secret service agent back into the government work force. Captain Milton Briggs retire is now a small town sheriff. Once one of the elite in the Special Forces of the United States Marines. His investigation leads to a bigger threat one he thought was behind him.