I just want to mention that I have 5 books out there and another 5 almost ready to go. Starting a running serial on Facebook very shortly too. Books: The Door Alone The Magic Shoes Grandfathered-In Memories of Maverick
Who are your favorite authors?
David Sedaris, Laurio Notaro, Augusteen Burroughs, Peter Mayle, historic fiction and non: turn of the century rages to riches stories, WWII and Holocaust, biography
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I've finished sleeping
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
gym work-outs, drawing, makes quilts and transforms old items into, objects de art.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
don't typically read ebooks
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Memories of Maverick
What is your writing process?
I was a reporter for over 22 years. They don't get the luxury of writer's block. I can write about anything at any time - at length.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
How do you approach cover design?
I usually have a mental picture before I ever begin writing
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Angela's Ashes - first to really motivate me Dress Your Family in Curdoroy and Denim because anything David Sedaris writes is a riot. I also likehis style. The Memoirs of Doctor Felix Kerstin - I enjoyed reading about his working with "the other Himmler" Running Without Scissors - Augusteen Burroughs first big book. I couldnot put it down. The play "Six People in Search of an Author" inspired me to read other works of Luigi Pirondello
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Describe your desk
a second floor mess with a window.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Maveric Square Housing Projects - all in Memories of Maverick
When did you first start writing?
as soon as I could print
What's the story behind your latest book?
There are several, one of which is The Door - Part Two Also finishing "The Twins" - about twins separated at birth and each given a gift, one for evil and the other for good.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Really it's the only thing I ever wanted to do. I'd do it over again.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
well I'm still filling out forms and whatnot
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
escaping my own world
What do your fans mean to you?
I don'tknow that I have a following - although many read my stuff on Facebook
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