Interview with Maegan Provan

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Honestly, I discovered a lot of them through recommendation and the top free books on Amazon. I'm always looking out for new books to read and if the blurb sounds interesting, I typically will pick it up.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Actually, yes. I was about 6 or 8 and I wanted to impress my granny because she was a published author. It was about a little girl who owned a horse and she loved the horse very much. This girl's neighbor, another young girl, tried to accuse the girl of stealing the horse but that worked itself out. It was really short and didn't make a lot of sense but I was proud of it. I really don't remember what I had called it, but it was a pretty darn good story for a young kid.
What is your writing process?
Procrastinate; browser imgur/ Facebook/ Pinterest; procrastinate some more; write
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I honestly don't remember the first story ever read to me, but I have one in particular that had a huge impact on me. My dad always read to me before I went to bed every night when I was young and the book that sticks out to me was The Fire Pony by Rodman Philbrick. It was about a young orphan boy who had a way with horses and bonds with a wild horse that ends up changing his life. It was so well written, my dad and I became so emotionally invested in the story that when the ending moved him, I was just in awe. I remember him having to pause for a moment at the end and I was so moved by the fact that a book could strike that kind of emotional chord with its readers. I always wanted to do something like that.
How do you approach cover design?
I get with my cover artist and throw around ideas. She asks me what the story is about and I tell her, then we go through stock images. Skylar Faith at truenotdreams Designs is a miracle worker. She is able to understand my weird vision and make it come to life.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Five?! That's not enough. Well, let's see...

Better than Perfect by Tricia Drammeh- This book hasn't been released yet, but I had the pleasure of beta reading it. The characters are all so completely relatable. The situations could really happen to anyone. It is definitely my favorite that she's written and definitely one of my all time favorites.

Siren Snow (Redhaven Saga #1) by Victoria Barrow- In a genre full of the same thing, Siren Snow takes a step out of the typical Urban Fantasy genre and opens into a world full of demons and witches. It's just so fantastical and different that I think anyone reading it can't help but fall in love

Jenny Pox (The Paranormals Book One) by JL Bryan- This was a gritty, paranormal journey full of heartbreak and triumph. Jenny Pox will forever stand out to me because Jenny can't make good happen, only bad. She's the embodiment of an anti-hero and I love it!

Ember (Death Collectors Book 1) by Jessica Sorenson- Ember can see when people die just by touching them, so it keeps her from getting close to people. This is in the same awesome category as Jenny Pox, but a much different story to tell.

Amaranthine Books 1-6 by Joleene Naylor- Alright, on this last one I cheated, but with the Amaranthine series you can't pick just ONE book. That's madness. The vampires of this series aren't sparkly or vegetarian. They're rip your throat out soon as look at you types and it's AMAZING!
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything really.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Basic Kindle. Nothing special.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact that I wanted to publish my work and I didn't want anyone to tell me what I could and couldn't write. I wanted to be my own boss on the matter, and it's kind of worked out.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world. The fact that they chose to pick up my book out of all the other books out there, I mean, that's amazing and very humbling.
Published 2015-06-18.
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Books by This Author

When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
Strange Portals - Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Just in time for a much needed holiday break, twenty-two stories about fairies, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and everything in between. Stories by AK Stein, Adan Ramie, B.G. Hope, Barbara G. Tarn, Bonnie Mutchler, CG Coppola, DM Yates, JK Rosaline, Joleene Naylor, Kay Kauffman, Maegan Provan, Mark R. Hunter, Rami Ungar, Roger Lawrence, Roxanna Mathews, Terry Compton and Tricia Drammeh.