Interview with Chris Rose

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think it was Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island', and I recall reading it in that innocent, truly enjoyable fashion, whereby I was able to understand it the way it was meant to be understood. As we get older, we become more inquisitive and demanding...
How do you approach cover design?
I often mess around with media, create a book cover and think: That cover deserves a story.

I don't like covers to be overworked, too glossy; I prefer raw...
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Probably the easiest way to answer the question:

http://thetheatricaltwistofwrist.com/2016/11/02/booked-in-for-life/
What do you read for pleasure?
Conan-Doyle - Holmes and Watson - for the pure, fun pleasure of reading...
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently use a mini-ipad, though that doesn't really mean anything...
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Twitter and facebook... I think.
Describe your desk
Oldy-worldy - very arty.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grow up in the North of England - from a very working class environment. Some of the characters in those days would inspire anyone to write...
When did you first start writing?
2002, in France...
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book's going to remain a bit of a secret, for the while...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I can't bear dealing with young, clueless literary agents and publishers...
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Early days yet. We'll see...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Someone reading my work and 'getting it'...
What do your fans mean to you?
Just about everything after my closest family....
What are you working on next?
It's a secret...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Listening to people. They're my inspiration...
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By simply knowing what I don't like, I'm able to spot something I do...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Daylight...
Published 2018-04-09.
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Books by This Author

Nancy Boy: For One Year Only… (The Rowlings Years, book 2)
Series: The Rowlings Years..., Book 2. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 46,970. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
FOR THE DREAD OF LOSING LOVE, CAN A MAN COME TO ACQUIRE MORE THAN A LIFE’S WORTH?
Twenty-Two Daydreams (Or Wood, Talc & Mr. J, My Social Media Ramblings Thereof)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Twenty-two of his favourite posts carefully chosen from his own website...
The All-Clear: An Anti-Romance Novella (The Rowlings Years, Book 3 – Novella 1)
Series: The Rowlings Years..., Book 3. Price: $2.09 USD. Words: 20,200. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
If theatre, if music, if learning to grasp the very essence of life, is your thing, then this is your kind of book. For Phillip Rowlings is back once again, with all the trimmings, if in shorter form this time around; as part of the series The Rowlings Years, and in the first of three novellas…
Wood, Talc And Mr. J: We Never Had It So Good... (The Rowlings Years, Book 1)
Series: The Rowlings Years..., Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Literature » Literary
1978. The North. Phillip sees life in a simplistic if passionate way. When not doing his ‘thing’ in Wigan’s Casino Club – voted The World's Greatest Disco by Billboard Magazine – he longs for the weekend, or a greater, permanent escape from the daily grind of factory life in an industrial town. Dancehall adventures via train-rides to Heaven, set against the birth of Scargill-Thatcher feuding...