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Interview with Judd Vander Rondares
When did you first start writing?
When I was 12 years old I started writing short stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is about a boy opposite to me, because, I mean I'm selfish. So, my inspiration there is myself.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I haven't been so much successful, rising star only, maybe?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is, I can put there my own emotions that can make me feel better and free.
What do your fans mean to you?
One fan means a trillion dollars for me.
What are you working on next?
A book with a genre spiritual, teen fiction, romance, and fantasy. Entitled "The Death Policy"
Who are your favorite authors?
John Green, Tahereh Mafi, Kiera Cass, Rick Riordan, Lauren Kate, and Veronica Roth
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm reading stories at wattpad.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My cousin just told me the stories about them then, I got interested.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was entitled, Four Boys over One Girl (not published).
What is your writing process?
I directly type them to MS Word.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was Shatter Me, it also inspired me for writing. It made me so envious.
How do you approach cover design?
I search pictures on facebook or either on google, then edit it on MS Powerpoint then to Adobe Photoshop.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Shatter Me: I love Juliette's role. She hcan make her own plans, and it was so romantic!
2. Kapitan Sino (filipino): A book of an amazing and stunning hero. He sacrificed his life for the sake of the others around him.
3. Spells: It was a fantasy yet touched my heart and I learned there how to decide for love. Just like the main character.
4. An Abundance of Katherines: I don't know why. But it pushes the edge of my mouth upward leaving a happy face. It makes me feel better.
5. The Lightning Thief: It is for fun. It made me love mythology.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Smashwords and amazon.com
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grow up in a rural place. And it pushes me so much to write because plans went in my mind. Such as "What if I will be the one to rise this town and make it the most popular place ever?"
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The Painful Verdict (Chapter 1-10)
Judd Vander Rondares
Published: September 11, 2013
Available on wattpad for online reading...