Interview with Gaylan D Wright, Sr

What do you read for pleasure?
I read some Joseph Wambaugh, Tom Clancy, Iceberg Slim, sci-fi, just a variety including lots of erotica. I like to stretch the imagination when I decide what I'm going to read
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPad is my go to reader.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use facebook mostly but a like or reaction doesn't mean a book sold. I have book marks and business cards I give out on occasion.
Describe your desk
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up as a military brat. We spent seven years on Guam, then New Mexico but I was shifted from Chicago to where my family was when whom ever grew tired of me, I'd end up in the other place. It was very interesting and I was all in for the travel.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing about 30 years ago. That's when I came up with the title of my first book, Slave to the Dream - Forever In Pursuit.. I put pen to paper two years ago this past November.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I dreamed it two nights in a row and it would've been a third night if I didn't write it all down. As soon as I did, I had no more dreams. My first books dream's lasted almost three months. I'd find myself getting up at all hours just to write so I could go back to sleep.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm a control freak and all these folks working here are too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
That's yet to be determined but I can see how it could happen.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
a stranger telling me it was a good story.
What do your fans mean to you?
They're very protective and I love them very much. I wish I could come to all of their houses and sign every single book.
What are you working on next?
I'm going to continue The Father In Law series. I actually wrote the sequel before the first book in the series. It's pretty intense and lots of erotica. I'll do some editing and see what happens with it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ice Berg Slim , Tom Clancy, John Forschen, Joseph Wambaugh
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well if I didn't have to sleep I wouldn't so I just happy to wake up.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth almost exclusively.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yep, Slave to the Dream.
What is your writing process?
When I start to write, I’m on automatic. No I’m lying, I write non fiction so it just about memory.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
White Fang. So much power.
How do you approach cover design?
I let the pros do their thing.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
White Fang because Jack London made me feel like I was White Fang.
The Onion Field
The Lost Regiment Series. The were so many heroes.
Hoop Dreams because it was fun to read and smile all the way through.
Slave to the Dream, Forever in Pursuit because it always reminds me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading of course.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading of course.
Published 2018-01-31.
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Books by This Author

Family Owned by My Mastiff King Rufus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
A large unnaturally intelligent Bull Mastiff is looking for a new family to dominate in every way. As he grows from pup into dog, so does his need for supreme dominance. He must dominate all those around him to become King Rufus. Including the people who mistake him for an ordinary dog when he is gifted to them by a neighbor.
My Father In Law, My Bitch
Series: My Father In Law, My Bitch. Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
A father in law is brought out of the closet he didn't know he was in until his son in law takes him. Then the wife takes advantage of the situation and dominates her husband in every way.