I usually write the complete outline and character sketches for my novels on the back of wrapping paper taped to my office door. This allows me to add details with post-it notes to deepen the dimension of the book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading Jack London's Call of the Wild and couldn't put it down.
How do you approach cover design?
I leave that to the professionals for the most part but I do have an idea of what I want portrayed.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favourite books begin with the Bible and end with John Grisham and Clive Cussler novels. I love the detail and honesty in all of them.
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical fiction or suspense.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I don't have one.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Face to face interaction with readers.
Describe your desk
When did you first start writing?
When I could read.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Pastor's daughter is a rebel and decides to take a wild car ride with a local drug dealer. They end up in an accident and she journeys to that place between Heaven and Earth where she finds God.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am getting a different kind of readership.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Coming to the end of the book.
What do your fans mean to you?
I wouldn't be writing without them.
What are you working on next?
Don't know yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Grisham and Clive Cussler.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
God's purpose in my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have only read one e-book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a mystery about a girl in an old house.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I don't share that much personal stuff.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I don't really know.
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