Interview with Luke Ahearn

What is your writing process?
I just write. I fortunately do not suffer with writer's block. I hate the word.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I've read a lot before I read the Hobbit, but that was the first book that made me realize I wanted to be a writer.
How do you approach cover design?
I've started hiring artists online to do it. I'm an artist but cover design is a specialized art. I use Steve Catizone.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything! Old pulp fiction lately.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad because it's what I got.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Write a good book, get a good cover, and let your audience know about it. That's really all you can do. Sign up for a blog tour at Bewitching Tours or Goddess Fish. They are inexpensive and break it all down for the author and make it easy.
Describe your desk
I work on a laptop at a Starbucks.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
New Orleans. It's added many aspects to my writing. New Orleans is baudy, classy, intellectual and moronic, highly formal and very casual, and has a great sense of our history while living in the moment.
When did you first start writing?
At 28 in earnest.
What's the story behind your latest book?
An allegory of my life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I could write a book on the bonuses.
Published 2015-01-14.
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Books by This Author

The Birth, A Bizarro Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
In an impoverished desert shantytown where ugliness permeates every corner and there's an utter absence of humanity, the human spirit can die of hopelessness and deep loneliness. Yet out of this barren landscape comes a fiery love and great hope. This is an often tender, and very brutal, oddball journey to redemption on the road.