Interview with Marcus Reeves, Sr

What motivated you to become an indie author?
i have always wanted to write. when I saw Jaws which was directed by Steven Spielberg I new than I wanted to become a creative writer, with out the rules. I think a Author should think out side the box. create things that not of the normal. when I saw Jaws, star wars those movies where awesome and very creative. that motivated me to want to become a author. and write something out of the norm.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
what can I say about smashwords...AWESOME, AMAZING.!!!!!!. it's one thing to write something great and creative, but it's another things to try and get your work viewed, and start selling books. smashwords has made that possible for the new authors. smashwords give new authors hope and inspiration to continue writing. knowing that smashwords is there waiting for your next book. knowing that i have smashwords in my corner, I'm currently working on the sequel to my novel. thanks smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
able to be free and explore what ever you want to go with your writing, with out any rules.
What do your fans mean to you?
my fans means everything to me. I love my fans. I try to reach as many as I can, to asure them that I'm listening to them. if it wasnt for my fans I wouldnt feel so inspired to write and keep writing novels like La'cucaracha.

LOVE YOU GUYS.
What are you working on next?
Im currently writing to sequel to la'cucaracha. and later this years I'm goiing to change up a little depening on what my fans want. I will finshing up on a true story. I will call it.... turning a blind eyes. this novel is more of a serious side of me
Who are your favorite authors?
JK ROWLING. STEVEN SPEILBERG . GEORGE LUCAS. MICHAEL CRICHTON. THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC IN CREATING WITH OUT RULES
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
getting up in the morning is very easy for me. I am excited to know what will I come up with next. what will be running threw my mind today. I look at the world backwards. I look at things in a way that excites me. the simplest things. my aunt always told me that I have a very vivid imagination.....I think she was 100% correct.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to take walk downtown of chicago. I love the skyline in the windy city. I also enjoy bike riding and I read alot.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I was told by a mutual friend about smashwords. he applied it was a very exciting new website where you can read as well as be apart of the smashwords family. this is where I discovered ebooks
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
John steinbeck Mice and Men.
What is your writing process?
I write when I feel like writing. I think when you force yourself to be creative, that when you lose creativity. you cant force creative writing, in my opinion
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
it was john steinbeck. this Author was ahead of his time. I was intrique with this author. whenI was very young, we as young kids where force to read it. john steinbeck was my first book I read. i was glad I was force to read that novel.
How do you approach cover design?
I created the cover and all the characters in the book, by going to the library removing my #2 pencil and a notebook and started creating these amazing characters. specially Simon. after I finished my draft of the main character I has them perfected to bring them to life.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
jurasstic park, mice and Men, starwars , harry potter, roots. these novel are very much my favorite. why because they where created with out rules. althought they are on different levels, they where so well put togehter.
What do you read for pleasure?
animation books. because they help you forget the crazy world we live in. animation removes the reality of the world.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
the kindle is my choice. easy access.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Amazon has been great. but I'm thinking being a memeber of smashwords well be much better for me.
Describe your desk
lol. its full of drawing of charaters I've created over the years. also it the most cluttrer desk around, but i can find everything this way...I know it weird but true.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grow up in chicago and later move to oak park IL. which is the suburbs out side of chicago. La'cucaracha came from living with a insect that was so curious, and mysterious. also the most creepiest insect in the world. I decided to write about this ancient insect.
When did you first start writing?
In 2007 I started writing and I couldnt stop.
What's the story behind your latest book?
every living think has a purpose In this world. and one of the misunderstood insect in the wworld.
Write your own question here! do you think this book will eventually hit the big sceen, knowing that animation is Hugh in America.
if the opportunity is invited, I wouldnt be oppose to that Idea. it's funny some of my readers want to see this story in theaters. my readers love the characters. one of the most popular character everyone loves is Icky.
Write your own question here! do you love kids
absolutely yes. kids are the energy of the world.
Write your own question here! do you have a website
yes. we have a website www.thelegendoflacucaracha.com
can your reader contact you
yes,,,go to the website. I will answer reply back to anyone as long as you give me time.
will you come to any state for book signing,
thats a good question. all I can say is nothing is on the schedule just yet. but keep in touch with me.
who is your favorite hero
superman. he has no boundaries
how long will you wait for the seguel of La'cucaracha
that will depend on my fans.
what is the age Limit for reader for the book.
there is no age limit. all reader can enjoy the book.
can I buy the hard copy
yes you can...visit the website www,thelegendoflacucaracha.com
have you met any of your fan
yes I have met some of my fans. I would like to met much more in the future.
Published 2014-02-18.
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Books by This Author

La'cucaracha
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,670. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
the Battle between Man and cock roach. Simon, the oldest, and wises had a vision. this vision was the destruction , and the end of there. the Cock roach will go down fighting for their way of life. the humans will have the surprise of there life. the adventure begins.