Interview with Krystina M. Charles

What motivated you to become an indie author?
My main motivation was to simply try to be at least a small glimmer of hope to someone out there as I realized I enjoy writing. I figured that since this is something I enjoy, it can be enjoyed with others--hopefully also to their benefit as well. This was the main motivation for me deciding to become an author when publishing A Collection of Thoughts. Also, I think it's a good platform for me to explore with my imagination a little bit and see where it takes me.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite author, but also Nathaniel Hawthorne and Agatha Christie.
How do you approach cover design?
I approach cover design mainly thinking about what the book is about; the very essence of what the story is trying to portray. Depending on the depth of the story, I may try to keep the meaning somewhat hidden so the reader can find out happily for themselves what the ending will be without the cover giving it away by using symbols that won't make complete sense until you've read the last page in the book.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a Short Story at the moment as well as finishing up A Collection of Thoughts Book 2.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing for me would be the freedom to create and imagine, and it being something that others enjoy. I absolutely love coming up with a story--the possibilities are endless in what one can create and how it can touch someone's life or be a nice chuckle in the afternoon. I like the thought of something that I created with my own hands being a help or a joy to others.
Published 2014-09-15.
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Books by This Author

A Collection of Thoughts
Series: A Collection of Thoughts, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
A Collection of Thoughts has 10 single thoughts for you to be inspired, motivated and encouraged when going through a rough time or a valley of decision in life. Through these thoughts, you are taken on an introspective journey to help give you that push to do something that is a change for the good in not only your life, but also the lives of others.