Interview with Alan S. Jones

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Nothing inpires me to get out of bed. I do it as a matter of course, as it is a part of life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I attend classes in Spanish and a number of other subjects and attend talks.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have nor been reading ebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was "The story of Cocoa." I was 10 at the time.
What is your writing process?
I write without too much effort as writing comes naturally to me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The stories I read when a child were "Biggles" books by Captain W.E. Johns
How do you approach cover design?
I have yet to design a cover, but I would make it attractive.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
"Siddhartha", "Steppenwolf", "Demian", by Hermann Hesse, "meetings with Remarkable Men", by George I, Gurdjieff, "In Search of the Miraculous" by P.D. Ouspensky. These books are of great value in acquiring spiritual insight.
What do you read for pleasure?
Travel books
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Laptop computer
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have yet to use them
Describe your desk
It is wooden and simple
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Rotherham, Yorkshire up until the age of seven, then Brixham in Devon.
When did you first start writing?
When I was at Grammar School
What's the story behind your latest book?
An autobiography containing spiritual insight, philosophy and poetry.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Reading what I have written
What do your fans mean to you?
Appreciation and understanding of my mission
Who are your favorite authors?
Hermann Hesse, Colin Wilson, Alan Watts.
What are you working on next?
I have yet to decide
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I feel I have a message
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have yet to publish my book
Published 2015-11-11.
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