Interview with Brian Tru

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I see no reason why it hasn't. I have a platform to be able to share my warped little mind with everyone. What could be better then that?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to share my ideas, nightmares, and pretty much everything else that pops into my head with an audience.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have fans? That's awesome! I would say they mean everything to me. Thank you for being supportive and I hope I don't disappoint you.
What are you working on next?
I think that's a secret.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wow now here is a loaded question. I have many who's works I seem to keep rereading. J.K. Rowling is huge due to helping reignite my love of reading, Mark Tufo for his great imagination and great characters, and Stephen King for showing me how great it is to be scared.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The ability to eat Pop-Tarts heh just kidding mostly its the idea of just getting up and moving. I like being able to binge watch content on Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, Or even going to my day-job since when that's done I can sit in front of my computer screen and write or throw ideas again the wall until one sticks.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not writing I am binge watching things on Netflix, Hulu, or Youtube. You may catch me on Steam on an all night gaming spree or finding new ways to entertain myself really.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Well I got my first e-reader and ended up finding a free book and devoured it in one night and just went by the other recommended books. I got hooked and well here I am.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wish I could. But I can say I was always writing stories with my friends when I was a kid and its just something I continued to do.
What is your writing process?
I get most of my ideas from dreams (its why I need to sit with a notebook next to my bed). So when I wake up and coherent I just try to flesh them out. It may take days, months or years but everything eventually falls into place.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
That I can't seem to remember easily. But as a late teen I fell back in love with reading when I got my hands on Harry Potter. So I can blame that for a lot of my aspirations.
How do you approach cover design?
Well I either have to beg an artist friend to sketch or I take the picture myself. Either way good results.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently use my old Nook Simple Touch or an iPad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Those I am still figuring out.
Describe your desk
a hellhole heh it is a messy atmosphere but I guess it matches my thought process.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a haunting story that may lead to more in the future.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in New Jersey so it influenced me a bit since to me it was always a bit creepy there. Like something was happening I just couldn't see it.
Published 2015-05-06.
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Books by This Author

There's Something in My Closet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
I think I’m in trouble. That seems to be a common occurrence on here but I can't help but feel like the walls are closing in on me. It’s been a few miles of bad road getting to this point and I’m not too sure how it happened. I feel like I’m burning up all the time, and no matter how cold I keep the house