Interview with Pete Seager

How do you approach cover design?
II wanted the cover to be relevant to the story. So for “Reflections in the Mirror” it was obvious I needed a beautiful blue eyed blonde onr the cover. Originally I hade a photo shoot planned but there was a schedule conflict between the model and the photographer. I compromised and bought a stock image and had a graphics artist develop the cover around the image.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read anything by Randy Wayne White. Living in South Florida I appreciate all stories that use Florida and its people as part of the story line . Secondly his characters make me laugh. I know people like that.
James Lee Burke is one of my all time favorites. He is so descriptive, a true story teller.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
IPad but I have a Kindle Paper White that I really like for the size and weight.
Describe your desk
That’s easy, my writing desk is any piece of patio furniture next to the pool, a table so I have a place to set down the MacBook Air and an ashtray for my cigar is a must.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In the summer as kids we played baseball all the time, very little time for reading. But during the long winters that was another story you always had time to read and dream.
When did you first start writing?
Actually I began writing poetry when I was started dating. It seemed to impress the young ladies that someone would write and give them poems. Then it was love letters when I was away at college. Yes, it was before computers and e-readers.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Sam Wood character came to me one weekend while I was living in Jackson, Mississippi. I was beginning to think about the difference between alone and lonely. I wrapped some characters and local flair around the concept, and reimagined my own beautiful blue eye blonde as the various love interest in the book. As they like to say “The rest is history.”
What motivated you to become an indie author?
In my other life I work at a very stressful job and also travel a lot (yes I know the difference between lonely and being alone) so I started writing as a stress reliever. I soon discovered I was having a blast developing the different story lines and characters.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Editing the book with my own blue eyed blonde.
What are you working on next?
The next book is a Roxanne novel and will be completely different from “Reflections in the Mirror” It will be longer with a greater depth of character development. Locals are New Orleans, Biloxi, Jackson, Key West and St. Lucia for a little island flair.
What is your writing process?
It's always takes place in the morning before my real job. I usually hit the gym at 4:00 am, and then back to the house by 5:30. This allows me about an hour of writing. Sometimes it’s fast and furious other times I have more time to enjoy my cigar. Ideas come to me during the day or even at night, I then fill in the blanks during morning writing session.
Published 2014-04-30.
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Books by This Author

Reflections In The Mirror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,110. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The story of Sam Wood the reluctant government assassin. A man who struggles with his inner demons as his life slowly spins out of control. “Reflections in the Mirror” is a fast paced action novel with quirky characters and plenty of local flair.