Interview with Todd Rayes

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don´t know yet, I hope it will...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That is, when my son wants me to write more...
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans? Let me modestly say "readers" for the moment... Without readers there isn´t neither any need to publish a story, nor even, to write it down.
What are you working on next?
As I changed from a fan to a lecturer and meanwihile to a co-author of Arlo Tratlonovich´s "Galactic Alliance", you don´t need too much phantasy for to guess, that it will be chapters or stories for the GA.
Who are your favorite authors?
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Miguel de Cervantes, Alexandre Dumas, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Karl May.
Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ellis Peters, Stanislaw Lem, Robert M. Pirsig, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, K.H.Scheer,
Valerie J. Long... of course my collegue Arlo Tratlonovich... let´s better stop here, ´cause your frame is too small, I´m meanwhile 55 years old and a real bookworm....
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Looking after my favourite authors, advice of friends, random...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a German essay on a pylon racer... to my suprise the teacher wanted me, to read it aloud.
What is your writing process?
I´ve the right to remain silent...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh yes, I do... it was Max and Moritz, A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks by Wilhelm Busch.
Impact? Cool word... maybe it had more impact on my parents and teachers, who - maybe - got their gray hairs ten years earlier than they did necessarliy without me...
Published 2015-06-22.
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Books by This Author

Die Galaktische Allianz, Band 3: Falcon
Series: Die Galaktische Allianz. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 145,740. Language: German. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Die Spur der Fremden, die für den Überfall auf den Solva-Frachter TE-SORN verantwortlich sind, führt offenbar in den Ceres-Sternenhaufen. Als Konsequenz werden groß angelegte Aufklärungsmissionen im Ceres-Sternenhaufen beschlossen. Eine dieser Missionen hat den Kristallplaneten Falcon zum Ziel, auf dem die größten Vorkommen des Hyperkristalls Y-Fluorit gefunden und abgebaut werden...
Die Galaktische Allianz - Das Prequel: Wie Alles Begann, Band 1: Wettlauf in den Hyperraum
Series: Die Galaktische Allianz - Das Prequel: Wie Alles Begann. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,570. Language: German. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Im Jahr 2166 ist die Erde, auch Terra genannt, ein vollwertiges Mitglied der Galaktischen Allianz. Im Jahr 2020 ist die Erde dagegen vollauf mit ihren eigenen Problemen beschäftigt. Wie konnte es zu dieser überraschenden Wendung kommen? Diese Geschichte erzählen die Bände von "Die Galaktische Allianz - Wie Alles Begann".