Interview with E. Reltso

How do you generate your ideas?
My books seem to find me and then cry to be written. Some ideas come in dreams and others by deep impressions. Others come simply based on something that interests me. I work on some of my books with reluctance, perhaps because of the topic or the difficulty of adequately wording the deep concepts and ideas involved. But in the end I am always glad for the journey.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Southern Idaho. Because we had no satellite or cable, and we only had one TV channel, I did a lot of reading.
Describe your desk
An organized mess.
When did you first start writing?
Age 12 with a fiction story called 'The Blarps,' about aliens who arrived in Kansas but were ignored because they were less than an inch tall.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I never feel more alive than when I am writing. Somehow the process reaches something deep within me that I have never been able to find in any other way.
Do you have any writing goals?
To write 100 books before I kick the bucket. Currently I have written over 60, and since I plan to live a long life and am not too old of a geezer yet, I will probably reach 200 or 300.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It has provided the outlet for me to publish my writings to the world.
Published 2015-04-24.
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Books by This Author

Stupidity from A to Z
Price: Free! Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Camera: A device useful for blackmailing family members; Makeup: Goopy substances used by women to hide their true appearance; Diet: A method of self-punishment; Insect: Any creeping life form that tends to freak-out humans on sight; Opinions: Those nasty notions of stupidity possessed by everyone else but us. These and other bizarre definitions are found in this quasi dictionary of nonsense.
Premarital Sex is Not Logical
Price: Free! Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex & culture
(2.33 from 3 reviews)
There are many strange myths used to justify premarital sex, out of an effort to make it seem "normal." This book exposes these myths as illogical, and describes the damaging consequences of sex out of wedlock. Myths exposed as illogical include: "But we love each other;" "I want to see if we are sexually compatible;" "Anything restricting my freedom is bad;" and "Marriage is old fashioned."
The Non-Diet Way to Health: Confessions of a Former Fruitarian
Price: Free! Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
(1.00 from 1 review)
This book describes the author's journey to wellness, and his startling discovery that good health is not based on diets, drugs, or any element in the physical world. Indeed, the pathway to health is not found by treating symptoms, but by addressing the true inner conditions of the mind and heart.
Gay Marriage is not Logical
Price: Free! Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
(2.00 from 4 reviews)
Many people wrongly feel they should be 'tolerant' of gay marriage and not oppose it, even though it is not something they would do personally. This book explains the falsity of this notion. Gays won the legal right to be left alone in the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas. They are no longer on the defensive. Their goal with gay marriage is to proactively compel acceptance of gayness as normal.
Bizarre Fables About Stupid Choices
Price: Free! Words: 26,940. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A man with incredible willpower searches the world over for an addiction he cannot overcome. A billionaire without heirs uses an amnesia drug to see who is worthy to inherit his fortune. These and other bizarre fables show what love really is (and isn’t), why addictions and pride are so deadly, the need for moral values, and how judging ourselves positively may be the best judgment we ever make.
Abortion is Not Logical
Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Abortion & Birth Control
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Arguments in favor of abortion are humorously exposed as illogical, by way of compelling (but rather bizarre) examples, logical reasoning and historical/legal research.