Interview with Xavier Mantrol

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
I write things down. I open Microsoft Word and start writing words.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My laptop.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Putting them on Smashwords.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In my house. It didn't really influence it at all.
When did you first start writing?
Couple years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I opened Microsoft Word and wrote things down.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Sample bit of thought from my motivation: "Golly, I sure do like writing. Let's write stuff and find an online publishing site."
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Mostly the fact that I want breakfast.
Published 2013-10-14.
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Books by This Author

The Second Legend of It
Series: The Legend of It, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Taking place eight years after the events of "The Legend of It", this short story details the adventures of a young boy deciding to explore the house supposedly haunted by a crazy ghost obsessed with the number thirteen.
Christmas writings
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short collection of mostly humorous Christmas writings, this is sure to bring laughs to the family.
The Seasons Beautiful
Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short poem about the seasons, describing all four.
It: The First Legend
Series: The Legend of It, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
One man, unsuspecting, buys an amazing new house. However, there's something the previous owner forgot to mention....
Roses Are Red... And So Is Blood
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Two men, friends since childhood, turn on each other for a girl who likes them both equally. Going to great lengths for the girl, they go from friends... to enemies.