Interview with Randy Griggs

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up between In Amory and Okolona Mississippi. My father was a musician and songwriter. He influenced me the most in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing song with my father when I was about five.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a story of what I dreamed of becoming when I grew up and what happened to prevent it from happening.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To get my story out in hopes it may inspire others to not give up.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed to get my story out so others could read and hopefully be inspired to not give up.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The feeling that others get enjoyment and pleasure out of the words I write.
What do your fans mean to you?
The people that are fans of what I write mean the world to me. The thought of bringing joy or inspiration to someone is the best feeling in the world.
What are you working on next?
A book based on my late father as well as a children's book.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughter. After the wreck I was in I didn't think I would ever be able to have children. The day she was born is the greatest day in my life.
What is your writing process?
Most of the time when an idea hits me I just sit down and start writing, put my ideas on paper and go from there. Then go back over and arrange and rearrange them the best I can for them to make sense.
Published 2014-03-27.
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Books by This Author

Just a Wannabe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a true story of what happened in my life to prevent me from following my dream of being what I wanted to be. It shares my heartache and pain of loosing my brother in a car wreck and what I had to go through and am still going through.