Interview with TM Watkins

Published 2015-01-27.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, Harper Lee, JRR Tolkein, Bram Stoker, Sylvain Reynard, Lynsay Sands, Lindsey Clarke, Emma Leech, Jo Watson, David J Thirteen, Daniel David Garcia, Dr Seuss. (Seriously, don't laugh!)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm, the child telling me she is hungry, the cat yowling that he's hungry, the need to earn money.... the list is endless.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Editing!! Seriously, day to day life, work, taking my darling child to school, daydreaming.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through my ebook reader. I checked out the free samples and liked them, so I bought them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, a story about a girl with super powers.
What is your writing process?
Start with an idea, think about it. Develop the main character and the basic plot. Think some more. (Lots of thinking!) Type, type, type! Think. Research. Read it and edit it. Clean it up and read it again.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read it in high school as part of the curriculum and I ended up buying it as an adult. Racism and hatred are unjust and it showed me that there is no need for it in this world. The colour of our skin might be different but underneath it all, we are all the same icky organs, blood and bones.
How do you approach cover design?
Research, trial out ideas, find what works and then do the proper cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Vampire, Paranormal, Romance, Mystery, Thriller.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Google Play - Play Books.
Describe your desk
Small and cluttered. I am waiting patiently for the day when my child no longer requires a play room and will gladly commandeer the room and sprawl out.
When did you first start writing?
About two years ago.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The responses I get from those who read my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!!!!
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