Interview with Dashawn Fair

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By using Smashwords, I can reach readers; I otherwise would not have been able to get my book in front of.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, it's the ability to touch a complete strangers life for a few hours. Allowing them to experience many emotions from my storyline, along with inspiring other.
What do your fans mean to you?
My "supporters" means the world to me. They give me motivation when I'm down. Confidence to keep writing. And confirmation that my book is positively impacting others.
What are you working on next?
I am currently writing my 5th novel, along with promoting my publishing company. Connecting with the children in the community and speaking at schools. Always keeping busy!
Who are your favorite authors?
I have many favorite Authors, for I read all kind of novels. So I cannot name a particular Author, for the list would keep growing (Smiles)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that, once I leave the house, a stranger will recognize me as 'ThaAuthor.' So I have to stay on top of my game and keep the new material. Along with always volunteering in the community.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When not writing, I study the business. Learn as much, I could. Read other Authors Bio's. Pretty much, try to master my craft.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look for good book description, cover, and the title. But most of the time, I pick a random book and give it a shot. As the old saying goes, "You can't judge a book, by its cover!"
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, the first story I ever wrote was in 2011. It was a hobby, and I had no clue about book formats and design. As time went on, I took that same title and named my first published novel after that one. (Madness 315)
What is your writing process?
My writing process is a nice cold drink next to my laptop. Some chewy candy nearby, and soft music. Locked in my office and drive into the world of words!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was as a kid. But the first book that had a significant impact on my life was titled: Hood, by the Author: Noire.
I read many novels, in many categories. But this particular story was so raw and unbelievable, it drew me in and inspired me to become an Author so that I could pull on people emotions from my novels. Like that book did with me.
How do you approach cover design?
I love when its time to design the book cover. Considering I been writing the manuscript for months, to tell a story using images, and colors schemes are the best feeling.
I get inspired by my story-line and the photos around me.
Published 2018-02-11.
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Books by This Author

Madness 315
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,720. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Born on the wrong side of the track, with no hope or help. Peanut and his younger brother pave their own way on the cold Syracuse streets.
Reasons Behind Everything
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
They always say, "There's Reasons Behind Everything" well watching her mother work everyday including overtime every chance she got was the two sisters Reason.