Interview with Michael Harris

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Heh, it was a strange one that's for sure. I couldn't have been much more that twelve or thirteen, and at the time I really didn't care for books at all. Someone at a school library handed me a book that was a written rendition of a Nintendo video game, Megaman 3. Since it was my favorite video game, and to this day still is, I read the whole book and even read it again. Considering that it was a book targeting children it was not very long of a read but it was fairly well written. That book showed me that even though I may not like them all, there are good books out there worth reading.
How do you approach cover design?
At the moment I only have one finished book. However my line of thinking is to find something relative to the book, even if that means that I have to pay for a stock photo.
What do you read for pleasure?
Hmm, for pleasure I tend to either read other authors erotica or public works books. I have a big weakness for the greats of history such as Jack London, Hemingway, Melville, and the likes.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
While I have tried an ipad and several android tablets my favorite thus far has to be the kindle paperwhite.
Describe your desk
Well, it's a large hard wood office desk with no drawers and plenty of legroom. It has two large legs and a back panel. Atop my desk sits a large, flashy black and glowing red computer, multiple external hard drives, an old ipad, some audio recording equipment, and a nearly full ashtray.
When did you first start writing?
I have tried to sit down and write out my thoughts many times in the past but it wasn't until I moved out into the country and quite my last job that I able to finally formulate my ideas into stories. It took a month of sitting around the house doing nothing before my creative juices started flowing. Unfortunately I had to return back to the work force a few months later, and now I am once again having issues formulating ideas.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well that's simple. I had posted a few short erotic stories on the net at free publishing sites and one day I looked into the genre on the kindle store. While there were a lot of books most of the ones I looked at and purchased were terribly written. So I took my best finished story and published it.
What do your fans mean to you?
To my knowledge I do not have any fans, yet.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The same thing that inspires most people I would imagine, to earn a living.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I really have yet to discover a good way to find good next reads. There are so many bad books our there that it's hard to find the good ones.Sometimes it's not even that the stories are bad, just the writing, or the author's method of storytelling (or a lack thereof).
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Honestly, it's getting an idea out of my head and flowing into life through the words on the page.
Published 2015-01-31.
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Books by This Author

Could it be Love: Chance Encounter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
In "Could it be Love" Pete finds himself in the clutches of a sexually controlling girlfriend, who uses him for her own sexual gratification. Upon taking back control he encounters a sweet redheaded bar maiden with a secret, a big secret. Will Gwen's secret be too much for Pete to handle? Or could there be a happy ending in their future after all?