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Interview with Martin Bald
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes I do. It was Mika Waltari's "The Egyptian" and it made me realize, how fragile human lives are and that we don't have to pursue our carreer for fame and fortune
How do you approach cover design?
I pick an impactfl piece in my writing and I imlpy it myself onto the cover of the book
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favourite books are Mika Waltari: The Egyptian; Karl May: Winnetou; Stephen King: The Shining
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I usually read short horror stories from Edgar Allan Poe or H.P.Lovecraft
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do not own one, I prefer hard covered books
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Christian family, my parents being pastors. It made me hate religion
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 16 during Biology class
What's the story behind your latest book?
I just wanted to impress a girl with it, that I am capable of sitting down and writing something
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Mainly that, that I know I could have never published my books in real life
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have not reached succes yet
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That I can sweep the thoughts off my head and that I can make something special
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