Interview with Chris Troman

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, there are an ocean of tales out there, and sometimes real life imitates art so one becomes the other. Let's just say I had a rich fantasy world as a kid.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My mobil phone, I use to be able to fit it in my pocket. Now it's the size of my diary. That's progress for you.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Giving them away free, That works for me.
Describe your desk
My desk is a note pad I carry about with me. You never know when the muse will strike. This is where all the raw work is done. Then I neaten it up on a dilapidated Mac. Turning the ravings of a tale, in to a readable story.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
On planet Earth it's very nice there, but I always preferred to keep my head in another world.
When did you first start writing?
My first story put to paper that I recall, was a tale in the style of H. P. Lovecraft. It was at college, and very poorly constructed. I think one day I may forge it anew, if I can find the sheet it was scrawled on.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Why bash your head against the wall of every publishing house. If I can get my work out to the general public as an indie author, then I'm happy. If some one reads it, I hope it make them happy too, result. To be honest just the act of writing to a good standard is a joy in itself.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
With out Smashwords, I would be bashing my head against the wall of every publishing house. They take the frustration out of writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Simply writing, if no one else read my books I would still be proud of the accomplishment of the art I expressed. As I recall I did make some sculptures I was proud of, that were purely for my own viewing. As well as other works of art for family consumption.
What are you working on next?
Aardvarks to Planet X, it's a collection of stories. I'm polishing up the words ready for putting out in the sun.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
working, I have a full time job. And when I'm not doing that, I run my own business. In my spare moments, I enjoy time with My Partner and daughter. Unless I have a spare moment, to pen down my random jottings. Some times I actually get to sleep.
Published 2016-02-11.
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Books by This Author

It Might as Well be String Theory
Series: The Hexology in Seven parts. Price: Free! Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Essay » Technology
In this work I attempt to speculate on the nature of the universe, reality, and our place within it. There are many lines of scientific enquiry that yield significant results, need I mention Einstein's thought experiments that have brought us the modern world. But maybe the point of searching for the ultimate truth is perhaps not to find it, but to keep looking. Or in this case, it's to read on.
S.w.a.t.
Series: The Hexology in Seven parts. Price: Free! Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Journey once more to realms of possibility, to explore just where the future might take us. As the human condition is set against a backdrop of infinity, and the measure of the soul is put in the balance. A new flavor is given to the mix of science fiction tales of wonder to make you cry and laugh, and perhaps send a shiver down your spine.
Aardvarks to Planet X
Series: The Hexology in Seven parts. Price: Free! Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Come on a journey through space, time, death and reality. To learn what it truly is to be human, even when your not. Revel in mankind’s greatest achievements, and bear witness to our darkest hours. Search for life at the ends of the universe, and beyond. Drawing on the inspiration of classic science fiction books, films and television. All set to the backdrop, of a soundtrack for every generation.
Star Wars Vader's Sister
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: British English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ever get the feeling your being watched, Ted and Ralf find the truth behind the latest star wars saga.