Interview with S. E. Joplin

Who are your favorite authors?
I have too many favorite authors to list here, but here are some of them: J.K. Rowling, Laurel K. Hamilton, Christine Feehan, Nora Roberts, Diana Palmer, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine, and several others.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading books by other authors, playing videogames, and spending time with my family and loved ones.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read anything and everything just about it. My favorites are paranormal romances and other fantasy-related novels.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing? Well, if I had to choose, I'd say that the greatest joy of writing, for me personally, is getting my ideas out there where others can read them and I can find out how well the public likes them.
Who inspired you to begin writing?
Several authors I have read books by in the past have inspired a lot of my works. These are, J.K. Rowling, Laurel K. Hamilton, Christine Feehan, Nora Roberts, Diana Palmer, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine, and several others.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I consider them like an extended family, and want nothing more than for them to enjoy my works.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I honestly can't choose just five favorite books because every book I've read and loved has become a favorite for one reason or another.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I actually scroll through Smashwords a lot for some of the free ebooks and ask my friends and family if they can suggest any good ebooks/books for me to read.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Honestly? No time really to deal with a formal publishing company nor do I really have the extra money at this point in time
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Honestly? The love of my life and our daughter are my main two inspirations to get out of bed each morning. I know it sounds cheesy, but I'm a family person.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is pretty simple actually. I tend to type up my ideas and go from there.
What are you working on next?
Honestly? Well, now that I've finished my first book (basically a compilation of poetry I've written over the years), I've begun to work on my next project...a novel...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Honestly? I don't really remember the first story I ever read since I was a small child at the time. I've loved reading for far too long to remember every single story I've read in the past.
Published 2018-03-28.
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