Interview with John Garot

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I love Smashwords because it has helped spread the word about outstanding, creative short stories and quips/stories for kids I've written in retirement upon the launch of my 2nd career -- teaching adults at the college and University levels. My Book, "Reading Between the Lines" -- Middle of the Road Reader for Young and Old Alike -- is a sheer delight. It is based upon stories I've created through the years and tales I've told my daughter and her friends while waiting for pre-school to open, some years ago. Please give it a read and let me know what you think.
Thanks,
iamjhgarot@gmail.com
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The sense of personal fulfillment upon completion of a story or poem.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me. . . My fans include my students, both in the classroom and online, as well you wonderful people kind enough to download my story!!!
Regards,
John Garot
What are you working on next?
Lessons I've learned in 2013!!!

Regards,
John Garot
Who are your favorite authors?
Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The opportunity to share wisdom and enjoyment with others!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Teaching school, spending time with family and grandchild. . .and, of course, walking the dog!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By adding key words in the search window!!!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really. But I've written a lot of papers on Shakespeare . . .and some creative stories for my college classes!
What is your writing process?
I develop a creative thought, write down everything I can about it, develop a brief outline and go at it. . .using a 5 point outline. I've developed a concept called 'Wrirting to a T' which I'll send you upon request: iamjhgarot@gmail.com

Regards,
John Garot
Published 2013-12-28.
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Books by This Author

Reading Between the Lines, Middle of the Road Reader for young and Old Alike
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The book is comprised of modern short stories and poems that tie in with the War in Iraq, dangerous situations confronted by parents, drug trafficking, PTSD, and drone warfare. Second half of the book is comprised of short stories and quips for kids covering word usage, interesting poems on word building, and creative short stories, just for kids!
Middle of the Road Reader for Young and Old Alike
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The book is comprised of short stories and poems that tie in with the War in Iraq, dangerous situations confronted by parents, drug trafficking, PTSD, and the horrors of directing missiles against enemy planes from San Francisco, and other topics. Second half of the book is comprised of short stories and quips for kids covering word usage, interesting poems on word building, and short stories.