Interview with Rob Wharton

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing in the knowledge,that by sharing my experiences,I may make a difference to someone elses life
What do your fans mean to you?
When I sell my books they will obviously mean the world to me ,but I have no fans yet.....Fanless,that's me !
What are you working on next?
A humerous account of life in the wholetime British Fire and Rescue service.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tom Clancy,John Grisham,any non fiction Military author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking about what I can include in my book.I'm still relatively new to this,so the novelty hasn't worn off yet.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Surfing through e-book publishers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes,the book I am about to publish here,"A Snowdrop in Salalah - The Full Circle".
What is your writing process?
I write when I feel I want to,I sit and write for as long as I can.I write in the same manner as I speak,then I go back and correct it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No sadly not.
How do you approach cover design?
I base it on the content of what I am writing about.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have more than five.
What do you read for pleasure?
Military books and autobiographies.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't tried any yet.
Describe your desk
It's my daughters school desk in her room.I write when she is in school.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Leeds West Yorkshire.I think it shaped my sense of humour.
When did you first start writing?
Eight years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My early life story with the British Military and the Fire and Rescue service.Plus the illness I encountered and my recovery.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm not too sure.I think it was the least expensive option.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Up to now they have been tremendously helpful and quick to respond.If they sell my books then they will be my heroes.
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Will my book be good enough?
Published 2014-07-05.
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