Interview with JD Salinger

When did you first start writing?
I have always been writing. For all writers, this is inherently true. We write because we have to express our thoughts.
What's the story behind your latest book?
God. Religion. God as Puppet. Man as Master. Each portraying the opposite.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had a horrific European Publisher. To put it mildly, she sucked.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The day is young. Let us see what it brings our Merry way.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Transformation. The idea that a thought can transform a person, a family, a community, a village, a city, a state, a country, a world, a universe. The greatest joy of writing is to be able to contribute as a catalyst to a state of value that one would not be able to reach without the catalyst. Writer as Catalyst.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans? I am not aware of any fans.
What are you working on next?
Social Satire. Its a pretty damned good topic. You should try it.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite Authors. Well, I am a bit of a Egg before the Chicken kind of Fellow. So when you ask me who are my favorite authors I have to say I am my favorite Author. I am the Alpha.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The Fight. The fight inspires me to get out of bed each and every day.
Why JD Salinger? Why this Alias?
One would draw out the other. Frankly, its used strictly as an indexing technique. You go to the grocery store for groceries and to JD Salinger for something close to that kind of work. Am I saying this is in any way close to Salingers work? If the topic is alienation, absolutely. If the topic is social critique of the transition into adulthood being a peculiar one, definitely. In any other way? No, not really. Frankly speaking I would like to find similar works but how the hell do you find it?
Why did you pull the free version?
Thats a good question. I came here after a few months to find out what the sales were like and was rather surprised to find something like 500 downloads (free) but not even one percent of that in sales. Thats kind of a shocker. So I look at those numbers for a second and I go, hmmm, OK. well. Why not change that for now. Will I make it free later? You bet. Why not now? I don't know. Just being impulsive. Its not that difficult to put free versions out there and if you can get a hold of a copy, be my guest, knock yourself out. No complaints here. For now? I'm going to leave it like this and see what happens to the numbers. Just curious, a social experiment sort to say. Thanks.
Published 2015-05-05.
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Books by This Author

Sacrilege
Price: $199.00 USD. Words: 129,080. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Essay » Sociology
Sacrilege is a powerful use of verbal expressionism in order to convey a point, poorly understood. This work is Sacrilegious Satire And Is to be taken seriously or not Depending on your preference.