Interview with Randy Savage

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the rural areas near Durban. My first intimate experience was with my neighbours wife. This prompted me to write erotic literature. He had asked me to check up on his wife and the house while he was away fishing for the weekend.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The kind of stories I aim to publish is not what a conventional publisher would be keen on. But I know that there are many readers out there who look out for similar stories that I can write. I'm here to give reader's what they want. And if this is the way to do it then so be it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to put my fantasies onto paper in the form of a story is my greatest joy. This more than just a hobby to pass the time.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I daily come across many women on a daily basis. My full time work as a consultant allows me this kind of interaction. I often end up meeting some of these women for lunches or dinners. You'll be amazed at the stories I hear. On the surface it all seems like one happy marriage... what goes on (or not) behind closed doors is an eye-opener. These stories that I hear is what prompted me to write this story. In fact I have enough material for many more such stories...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work, I pay bills, I eat... then I work... :-) I actually love travelling and cooking. This allows me to de-stress. Otherwise on a day to day basis a good novel and a cup of coffee does the trick.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover must relate to the story. The old saying "Never judge a book by it's cover" does not stop readers from doing exactly just that. So it must relate to the story and it MUST capture the readers interest!
What do you read for pleasure?
My personal preference is suspense and thriller novels. I make time to read everyday.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually search the popular sites that stock ebooks. For me that's the simplest option.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
First and foremost my full time job pays my bills... so that's enough inspiration to kick that butt out of bed. But then I know that at the end of each day I can put my creativity on paper. I play around with ideas until late into the night. So it's a combination of both my full time career and my hobby of writing - that's what get me out of bed each day.
What are you working on next?
Well as I said I have accumulated enough material to write many more similar stories. So yes, I am working on another erotic story. I should be ready to publish in another month.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well... ask me that in a few weeks time... :-) (that's from a monetary perspective). But from a systems and publishing platform... yes that have contributed to my success. The tips and pointers in preparing my short story, on how to format the Word draft into something that can be converted to multiple formats; helped me to successfully publish my work.
Published 2015-12-10.
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Books by This Author

Carla'a Tryst
Series: Carla's Explorations. Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
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Carla is a school teacher. After marriage her life becomes a prison. She foregoes the life she'd been accustomed to, one where she was in control. The signs had been there since her honeymoon. Her husband Mark Brennan's only concern is himself. He is selfish. Nothing else matters - not even the happiness of his wife. Thus when she meets a mysterious stranger... she goes after what she wants.