Interview with Robert Arrington

What do you read for pleasure?
I love fantastic and speculative fiction. I particularly enjoy Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett and Tim Powers. I also read history, science, archeology, and anything that catches my interest. It depends on whether I'm looking for entertainment or enlightenment.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle Fire HD.
Describe your desk
My desk is barely large enough to hold my laptop and it is cluttered with so many papers and miscellaneous pocket debris it's a wonder I can work at it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
n writing for about two years. About 18 months of that has been focused effort.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I couldn't see the benefit to spending a lot of time in a search for an agent and publisher.I want to give my work time to succeed without having to rush it; an ebook is immortal.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's made it easy for me to make my work available on multiple platforms, which is a huge plus. Since I just published yesterday, the rest remains to be seen. Watch this space for further developments.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making a connection of any sort with a reader. I love getting feedback, positive or negative, as long as it's thoughtful.
What are you working on next?
I will put out a sequel to The Wonderland Effect, of course. I also have a short story with strong Christian elements, Desire of Ages, currently available at Amazon that I will soon be adding to Smashwords. There is probably some potential for a collection of short stories that will continue that narrative. I want to work on an idea I have for a screenplay that's a dark comedy appropriate for an indie filmaker's catalog sometime this year as well.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett and Tim Powers leap to mind with no effort.
What is your writing process?
I map out a good deal of action and plot points before I ever begin writing. However, Itry to remain open to inspiration as the writing process continues.
Published 2015-07-04.
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