Interview with RaymondPCowie

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading A Town Called Alice by Neville Shute and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, by Alan Sillitoe at school. We also read The Hobbit, which was my favourite of the time.
What do you read for pleasure?
True crime
Reader's wives (just kidding)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the university town of Loughborough. My stories bear no resemblance to my upbringing or surroundings
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently writing humorous short stories that will be turned into an anthology
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I simply love words
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The dog's long, wet tongue lapping at my face!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Walking TJ the beagle, cooking, reading, TV
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Genre search, usually
How do you approach cover design?
At this moment in time, I create my own
What are your three favorite books and why?
The Hobbit - I remember reading it at school, so it must've made an impression
All Charles Bukowski - I like his blunt style
H.P. Lovecraft - He uses language so beautifully
Describe your desk
Made of oak, with 3 drawers, a lamp and a cup of coffee
When did you first start writing?
Seriously, about a year ago
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to leave my mark on the world (you know, before I join the choir invisible)
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't yet, but here's hoping...
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Bukowski
H.P. Lovecraft
Stephen Fry
Christopher Hitchens
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
Kettle on, eyes down, crack on
Published 2014-11-17.
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