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Interview with Conrad Johnson
What's the story behind your latest book?
Boredom, a kick in the butt by my friend and reflections of my travels and life on the high seas mixed with my interest in nanotechnology.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Isolation and rejection.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
What do your fans mean to you?
What are you working on next?
A manly romance novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Irving, Aldous Huxley and Moses.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was in the 4th grade.
What is your writing process?
Sit down and start typing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Wizard of Oz. I fell in love with Dorothy and I loved the flying monkeys.
How do you approach cover design?
Try different types and share with friends to see what clicks.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
What do you read for pleasure?
Theoretical physics, historical fiction and philosophy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Still working on that one.
Describe your desk
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Detroit. It made me me happy to leave and travel.
When did you first start writing?
Will you ever become rich and famous?
Maybe not but I don't really care.
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Published: September 17, 2012
Mystery & detective
Themes & motifs
Arnold Penxa is a white Detroit, semi retired cop and war veteran in black Detroit, Michigan who is determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color.