Interview with Madelaine Connolly Gates

What do you read for pleasure?
Love stories, adventure series.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Paper!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth.
Describe your desk
Tidy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In a small town, dying to get out - the writing was an escape.
When did you first start writing?
Age 3. With the first letters.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'll let you know when I publish it!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom of opportunity.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don't know yet! It's all new.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being in the flow of it is pure pleasure.
What do your fans mean to you?
Celebration.
What are you working on next?
Drafting a series of erotic short stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
JK Rowling, Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sun.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drinking coffee.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth.
What is your writing process?
I write. I edit. I rewrite.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
A story about a bunny...very hoppy.
How do you approach cover design?
With a piece of inspirational art as a start.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Not possible to narrow the list to 5.
Published 2014-08-09.
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