Interview with M Emerald

What was the writen process like for your first book?
When I completed my first draft I thought I was done, I was wrong, that was back in 1995. I decided to put it away because the second draft was a total mess I intended to work on it for another time, after the 911 attacks I thought it was time again, the spiritrisen has gone under a few other names In 2005 - 2007 I tried to self publish it on amazon but could not because of their logging confussion and limitation, I self pubished it on myspace and other small book sites similar to amazon and smashwords, 2006 was the year l finally felt like a true author.
What is your writing process?
I watch a lot of everything from T.V/Films/Cable all the while critiquing each scene and plot, it fuels my writing so much, sometimes I have to much to play with...I welcome the burden lol
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The life of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. It had not a single impact on my written career...however, my political dreams was born.
How do you approach cover design?
If I see a cover I like, it inspires me to design my own. The Spiritzoo cover was inspired by "The Godfather" cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I do not a five favorite books I hardly read books. I much prefer to see the film or hear it on audio.
What do you read for pleasure?
Nothing really.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do not have one other then web files and Microsoft word...yeah I know it bad lol
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
that's a trade secret...lol
Describe your desk
My desk is a big giant speaker which at the moment my computer is sitting on.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Queens and partly raise in the Bronx, the gangs I joined as a kid including trafficking for the mafia influence my written put it this way the things I wanted to write but never got around to do so, would have made me a billionaire many times over.
When did you first start writing?
I was in grade school when my teacher ask who would like to be in a written class, immediately I raise my hand. I was third best that year however, I didnt reach the number #1 spot, only because that day the top two writer didn't attend school...lol

BTW my brother was one of them
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had to many stories in my head that needed to get out and play...lol
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a short story about the mob..its going to be epic.
Who are your favorite authors?
Mario Puzo, Chazz Palminteri, Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Money, Power, Woman
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I eat take a bath brush my teeth, meet up with friends writes a little and the next day repeat. lol
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
online
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
it was in grade school our assignment was to take different cartons that we liked and work a new story around it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Its about a guy who has become a gangster his pass has come back to haunt him he finds himself murder, in heaven he has a second chance.
Published 2018-03-04.
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Books by This Author

Wiseguys Don't Cast Shadows (Short Version)
Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Screenplays » Crime
"The next generation of crime novels 2018." - DWS, New York Post The New Crime Author M Emerald presents WISEGUYS DON'T CAST SHADOWS: When wise guy Joe is scammed out of his retirement money in the process in finding the thief he discovers they are forced to steal, his next decision will decide the fate of everyone even his own. Inside receive the making of the story including a Secret Bonus
The Spiritrisen (Short Version)
Price: Free! Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Urban
"A major contender for best novel 2018." - DWS, New York Times. New Crime Author M Emerald presents The Spirit-Risen: Is a crime fantasy, similar to The Shack by William P. Young. A gangster is brought back to life by an angel, will he recognize this gift in time or will he squander it. Inside you will receive the making of the story including a Secret Bonus!
The Spiritrisen Golden Blood
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The New Crime Author M Emerald Presents The Spiritrisen series, Golden Blood, similar to Richard Matheson, What Dreams May come. In this latest crime fantasy installment the true purpose and nature of Cafes life is revealed, while a court room decides the fate of a terrorist group, Cafe must make tough decisions but will he recognize his options and opportunities in time or will he squander it?
Wiseguys Don't Cast Shadows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Young adult or teen » War
"The next generation of crime novels 2018" - DWS, New York Post The New Crime Author M Emerald presents WISEGUYS DON'T CAST SHADOWS: When wise guy Joe is scammed out of his retirement money in the process in finding the thief he discovers they are forced to steal, his next decision will decide the fate of everyone even his own. Inside receive the making of the story incl
Hope River
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
“A powerful and inspirational must read…nothing like it” - DWS, USA Today The New Crime Author M Emerald presents HOPE RIVER: A coming of age story, when Doug is free from slavery with the help of tracy his mother, her will and determination, will alter their lives for better or worse. LIMITED OFFER DOWNLOAD Inside you'll receive the making of the story including a Secret Bonus
The Spiritrisen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,190. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
"A major contender for best novel 2018." - DWS, New York Times. New Crime Author M Emerald presents The Spirit-Risen: Is a crime fantasy, similar to The Shack by William P. Young. A gangster is brought back to life by an angel, will he recognize this gift in time or will he squander it. Inside you will receive the making of the story including a Secret Bonus!