Interview with Brandon Grant

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love expressing some sort of moral lesson or sharing an element of the human experience like the power of love or the consequence of what hatred does to the world. Anything that makes me or the reader feel something is the greatest joy of writing.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on two books. The first is the sequel to my amazon epic fantasy "The Runaways" and the other is the sequel to a novella that I wrote titled "Edward" I'm expecting they will both be available within a few months.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In all honesty, thinking about what I will write next. I spend loads of time walking in a small wooded area next to my neighborhood and alot of my creative process occurs there. When I'm not there, I'm either sitting on the computer figuring out the next thing I can do to continue promoting my books, I'm at band practce, or I'm spending time with friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the time, like most readers, I just go to Smashwords or Amazon and search a keyword. I also use several ebook listing websites for recomendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first stories I ever wrote were probably creative writing assignments in elementary school, most of them I can't remember. I do, however, remember the first story I ever wrote that was more than a few pages long. It was a historical fiction novella called "1142" that I wrote as a sixth grader. It was about a boy who was assigned the task of finding out his family ancestry for history homework and accedentally traveled back in time to the middle ages. I think one of my parents might have accidentally thrown the manuscript away, because it went missing shortly after I finished it.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm one of those few lucky authors who is actually good with photoshop, so I usually just find a stock photo and make a cover out of that image without a professional. I DO NOT reccomend that other authors do this becuase most people who do their own covers don't do very well.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I own a kindle fire and I love it.
Published 2013-09-07.
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Books by This Author

Creeper; A Short Horror Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In this chilling scary story with a twist, Carter Lowe is a young businessman in his prime, whose life and sanity are challenged when a masked stranger with a bloody knife appears everywhere he goes.