Interview with Carl Egly

How do you approach cover design?
I first designed my cover with a blank sheet of paper and a pen. Then my uncle scanned that along with my illustrations in to my flashdrive. He also tweeked the background of the cover for me. My Uncle Greg is a great guy. He's very tech saavy. I am the opposite.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books would be in series of comic books. I love 'Deadpool'. His constant banter always seems to cheer me up even when he's mauling people. 'Skaar the Son of Hulk' is another good one. This character is slightly more modern in the genre of Marvel Comics but I feel I can relate to his solemn raising of his own morals in life. 'Batman', who can resist his charm? Then there's the Wally West version of 'The Flash'. It didn't take the fastest man alive very long to peek my interest. I also, but certainly not least, greatly enjoy the 'Green Lantern Corps' titles. Theres always so much going on there.
What do you read for pleasure?
comic books
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I am on a pc and I'm taking this one step at a time. I don't know that much of electronics.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
none, so far.
Describe your desk
It's more of a table piled with junk. My drafts are loosely spread everywhere throughout my room.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Wisconsin. This did not really influence my writing. That credit goes to my overactive imagination.
When did you first start writing?
When I knew how. Um... first grade, I guess.
What's the story behind your latest book?
dreamwalking, oh and theres dragons.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have so many ideas to share.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I never thought i would be published untill my Uncle Greg told me about this site and i checked it out.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
getting to share my thoughts.
What do your fans mean to you?
If I have fans, that would be awesome!
What are you working on next?
Gen Shun Z Part Two of Three:Aftermath
Who are your favorite authors?
Stan Lee, Jeph Loeb, Todd McFarlane, Geoff Johns, oh and R. A. Salvatore.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
the sun
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I tend to function barely through each day.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have not yet. I do not have a way to purchase things off of the internet.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
somewhat.
What is your writing process?
get the ideas down first, then tweek them, then format and edit.
Published 2014-06-26.
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Books by This Author

Gen Shun Z Part One of Three: Worlds Collide
Series: Gen Shun Z, Part 1 of 3. You set the price! Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Dragons, mindless half dead ninjas, psychic dream walkers, and of course a very pretty Scarlett Nurse with hand guns. Enjoy.