Interview with Carolyn Injoy

What do you read for pleasure?
I read all genres but my favorites would be psychological thrillers or cozy mysteries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle paperwhite or laptop programs.
Describe your desk
It would appear to be a disaster zone, but most of the time I can find what I need. My organizational skills need to be encouraged.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In a small West Texas town where there were more tumbleweeds than people. Sandstorms & grit both have influenced my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I was about eight or nine and wrote a silly story about my dog.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm sole administrator of the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Joyisachoice. That spells out my philosophy & creed. Choose joy moment by moment. I am a determined optimist & want to share that with others.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm humbled & awed that so many are interested in my writing. My heart is warmed by returning fans who take time to let me know what they have liked the most.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Gardner, Danielle Girard are just a few of my favorites. I have a very long list.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Sometimes I DON'T get out of bed. My laptop is my window to the world. I have ongoing chronic pain & health issues & there are days I simply can't take another step. I'm grateful for my connection to cyberspace.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
NetGalley, Amazon, Goodreads, Booklikes, LibraryThing, Wattpages & of course Smashwords.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a sad story about my dog getting run over right in front of me. I had tear marks on the paper as I wrote.
What is your writing process?
Open a page & let the words flow. Editing comes later. I don't judge the tone of what I write until the editing process. Sometimes it's almost as if I have a little muse sitting on my shoulder whispering the next phrase to write.
Published 2014-10-15.
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