Interview with Daniel OConnell

What is your e-reading device of choice?
The one easiest to use
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth, and i have a big mouth.
Describe your desk
Worn out and overcrowded
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Southie (South Boston MA.) but grew up in a suburb 28 miles away called Hanson, it was a small town with not much to do about anything, so the mind would tend to daydream a lot.
When did you first start writing?
1979 after i had an epiphany visiting the USS Massachusetts.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book series are all connected as they cover the events of half Filipino half American family and several other characters with similar mixed racial heritage. Although i point out their ethnic diversity it is still a story of heroes and great deeds.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to give my children heroes they could be proud of
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Not sure, I hope so
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing it and realizing the characters spoke as they should and acted as I expected, regardless of how I wanted the story to go the characters seem to speak to me as I write, correcting me when i make them do something they wouldn't
Who are your favorite authors?
Edgar Rice Borrows
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Princess of Mars. It made me open my mind.
Published 2014-07-12.
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