Interview with Marsha L F Randolph

What do you read for pleasure?
I read books that will help me grow as an individual both personally and as one who helps people help themselves through my writing. Primarily I read the Bible, however, as a book reviewer I read political fiction, historical romance and various other non-fiction books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
At this point my lap-top! I loved my Kindle until it died, then I used my tablet and it died. I do not like reading books on my phone. I think I am going to purchase another tablet.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Twitter.
When did you first start writing?
I have always written. I started writing in my head as a child, I shared a room with my older sisters and keeping a private diary would have been useless. As I got older I kept journals, which progressed to newsletters which progressed to what I do now. I have to share stories and information even if it is to myself.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The one thing I understand is that profit margins are key in the publishing industry. If a publishing house has to pay: an editor, a marketer, a printer and so forth while making a profit there would not be much left for me. I decided I could make just as much money if not more by doing things myself. I did not believe the odds of my success would be increased if I used traditional publishing methods.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy the process. There are words floating in my head night and day, when my fingers touch the keyboard it is like a faucet being turned on and my brain releases everything. The words flow and I am content.
What are you working on next?
Every year I participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) I am rewriting that book, fiction and I have an idea for another one non-fiction. And of course November and NaNoWriMo will be upon me.
Who are your favorite authors?
The works of Watchman Nee are a challenge to me and this is what I have been reading. As a book reviewer I am always excited to discover a new release from David Thomas Roberts,
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I knit, crochet, sew, make candles, make soap, garden and spend time on social media; all of these things are incorporated in my writing. When I am not writing I am thinking about what to write.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My personal reading is based on what I am interested in at the moment. I find books via Google or referrals from friends. For example: I am currently researching Preppers therefore I look for books on this topic. Once I find a book I will review its' discription, check out its' chapters and read the first few lines.
Published 2016-06-03.
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