Interview with Theodore Draper, Sr

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book, "Signature" deals with a man who has the ability to read a persons energy left behind when a person vacates a place. Its also a story of lost love, rediscovered. Its about how evil people can be by taking advantage of people when they are at their lowest places.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always believed the saying, "Everyone has a novel inside them." It was important for me to write my novel. I see the book in my head, like watching a movie and I then I just type out what I see. It's very exciting to create something, put it on the shelf for 6-weeks and then come back to edit it. Sometimes it's hard to believe that I wrote a book. I wonder where the crazy ideas come from.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am new to Smashwords and I have yet to upload my first novel. I am very close though. Today is December 9th and I plan on uploading and publishing my first novel by Jan 1st 2014. I hope Smashwords helps me in getting recognized and helps me become a successful writer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me is going back and reviewing what I wrote 6-weeks later. It amazes me that I can write stories. When I write, I just put words to paper, but when the review time comes, I can see my thought process, and the creativity in my work and that really excites me the most.
What do your fans mean to you?
I hope to have many fans, but I will be happy with a small following. I think having fans adds meaning to what your doing. For someone to follow your creative style justifies the time and effort that goes into creating a story.
What are you working on next?
My next book is a romantic comedy based on online dating. It wont' be the normal stuff you see today. I hope to add some twist and turns that will make the reader say, "just one more page."
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King is my all-time favorite and the motivation behind my writing. I have to admit that I'm not a well-read writer but my imagination is strong. It would be an absolute honor to meet Stephen King. That would be bucket list material.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Honest and truthfully, money. I have to work to survive. Ideally, my love of writing would be my job. What a fantastic job that would be. I love to write and if that was what i had to do daily as my means of earning a living, I would be a very happy man.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time with my fiance', Helen. She has brought so much happiness and joy in my life. i'm also an avid paintball player. I am on a league, the oldest person on my team but I do my best to keep up with them.. I like to hike in the woods, play online computer games. I play golf and enjoy time with my son.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Doesn't everyone learn about anything new now online? I am guilty as charged. If I not reading ebooks, then I am listening to books on CD. It's a great way to spend the time on a long trip or especially when you just don't have to the time to sit down with a paperback or e-reader.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do remember the first story I wrote. It was called "Satin", it was soft porn but it was very entertaining and tastefully done. I still have it. Looking back at it, I can see how raw I was. I could probably go back and rewrite it, make it more tasteful, but also keep it just as erotic.
Published 2013-12-18.
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Books by This Author

Signature
Price: Free! Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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Spencer Coleman is a man with a gift--or a curse. Spencer has the ability to read a person's 'Signature', which is their heat pattern left behind when they leave an area.