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Interview with John Siwicki
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a poem when I was seven.
What is your writing process?
I write when I have freetime, mornings, evenings, on the train.
How do you approach cover design?
During the writing process I get ideas for the cover. I make them on my computer, and play with the design.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Cat's Cradle, Dead eye Dick, 1984, Brave New World, and Portrait of Dorian Grey.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I phone 6
Describe your desk
There are lots of scraps of paper with scribbled notes, a desk top computer with a big screen, and a place to put a cup of tea.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Midwest, worked on my uncle's farm, an adventure every day.
When did you first start writing?
At seven I began writing poems. I've published five books of poetry. I wrote my first novel in 2005, second in 2013, and will publish my third in spring 2015.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It starts with a young boy listening to his grandfather tell him bedtime stories.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love the process of making something from nothing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the finished product, and olding a book in my hands that I wrote.
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