Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It is a blur of children's books - my parents were super avid readers to all their children. My night-table as a child was a short bookshelf filled with all sorts of writing. I had my own library of books whenever I wanted to read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No the first, but I did a very sad Winnie the Pooh tale, starring Pooh, Piglet, a jigsaw puzzle, and a very blustery day.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy and Science Fiction. I had a kick for economics texts for a while (whoo! so exciting! - Like "An Economic Theory of Democracy"), but I like pulp. The Destroyer Series (Remo Williams) had an impact, along with the Thieves World Series, Hammer's Slammers, and the Belgariad.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
A huge amount through humblebundle, storybundle, and other sites that aggregate sales. This way I still contribute monies to the authors, often unknown, while picking up a book from an author I know and trust! It's like buy at full price the book you want, support multiple authors!
What is your writing process?
Write exclusively on the tablet, saving chapters to Google Docs. Compile chapters to penflip.com. Use Penflip to bring in the first editor. At this point I also ask for friends insane enough to read the first draft. Do a second draft online with the editor. Complete second draft, get second editor, and work with final suggested changes!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Tablet or phone. Both are awesome.
Describe your desk
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I simply had to write a story. It's the classic example of needing to produce a work of fiction because that's what I was driven to do. So it started with my need to complete a real, novel length work of fiction! I have no thoughts that I've written a landmark or important work. The goal was to express my lightheartedness, my love of pulp, and the desire to share a fun story.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The feeling that spending the whole day in bed is significantly unproductive, and remaining moves me closer to having all seven deadly sins applicable to my life.
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