Interview with J. Samuel

When did you first start writing?
In my early teens. It was mostly poetry at first, and then later on I picked up on writing fiction.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My motivation came simply from the love of writing. I love to write. You don't always have the freedom you would like to have if you were to publish the traditional way through a publishing company. So that's what drew me to publishing independently, I like having total control over what I write and how it's published. If you can't display your Art the way that you want, then it's not Art, it's just someone else's perspective or interpretation.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thought of entertaining the reader. Taking them into the world of my mind and showing them around. I think it's a beautiful thing when an Author can do that.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love history, documentaries, and movies. I watch a lot of documentaries. I study history a lot for educational and entertaining purposes. And I love movies of all kinds.
What do you read for pleasure?
As I previously mentioned, I love history. So I love reading about the past and about how things used to be. It really fascinates me. I also read other topics, but my favorite is history.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Well, I usually use my phone because I generally always have it with me. But preferably, I use my tablet.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't really have a favorite. I'm more drawn to the story than a particular Author. There are so many great Authors out there, and so many developing. If it's a good story, great! That’s why I read—for the story.
Describe your desk
Simple—my lap. I can't use a desk or a table, so I set my laptop on my lap and I write.
What are you working on next?
You'll have to wait to find out lol. It’s going to be great, though. You’ll love it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Their support means everything. Without them, I would just be writing for me. And that would defeat the purpose of publishing.
Published 2016-07-12.
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Books by This Author

Quiet Sea, Mountains, & Clouds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational
Poetry for the mind, heart, and soul. Take a journey into the deep.
A Clear Vision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational
This poetry book is an aid to recognizing the importance of enjoying your life to the fullest. It will inspire you to open your eyes and realize that life is precious and time is short.