Interview with Steve Patterson

What do you read for pleasure?
I like science fiction and history books. Especially Roman and ancient civilizations and related subjects.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have just started and I hope that Smashwords proves to be the best for me and that I get included in their premium catalog and on their Amazon list.
Describe your desk
Messy, very messy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the deep south and my experiences in life have been my greatest influence. I have always enjoyed writing many different types of things, but have never published anything previously. I hope this booklet helps some others, like I have been helped by many others during this life changing event. It is my hope to pya it forward in any little way possible.
When did you first start writing?
I have always written, but this is the first time I have published anything. So, I have gotten a late start in life on this path and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. I plan on more than just a self help booklet, we will see what the future brings.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is just sharing of my life experience and hopefully some useful advice and tips that will make life easier for others.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just wanted to share and I hope, help others that find themselves waiting in their doctor's office waiting to hear the NEWS they were told to come in and hear in person. No letter just saying all is well. They know it must not be good and when they find out it is Renal Failure that they can adjust and there are some tips to help along the way. Stay positive and love your family every day you are blessed to do so. .
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I hope so, it is just beginning for me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing and expressing me feelings , thoughts and experiences.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing and expressing me feelings , thoughts and experiences.
What are you working on next?
Not sure, still thinking. My mind wonders from more self help to everything else under the sun. It will come to me and then we will see.
Published 2013-10-24.
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Books by This Author

The Surprise Of My Life - Renal Failure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
The surprise was the shock of being told I had renal failure, my experiences, advice and tips for new patients, care givers, family and interested people in the spiral of end stage renal disease.