Interview with Andrew B. Knott

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children. Usually because they are pulling me out by my feet.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Right now, as you might guess, the majority of my time is spent with my family. We just added a new baby girl to the mix, so our schedules are quite full. Otherwise, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and watching lots of sports on television.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
A few of my favorites are David Sedaris, Jonathan Kozol, Cheryl Strayed, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bill Bryson, and Michael Lewis.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Access. I felt like the indie route was the best way to get a somewhat niche story out into the world. I also enjoyed having full control of the content and the opportunity to manage the entire publication process in a way that fit my creative vision.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling stories, experimenting with syntax and phrasing, and connecting with readers.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Titusville, Florida on the Space Coast.
What are you working on next?
I'm always working on my website ( Beyond that, I am just in the beginning stages of exploring some new potential directions for my writing. I am excited to see how it turns out.
Published 2016-06-06.
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