Interview with Cliff Key

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the very first books I read was he Oddkins by Dean Koontz. I loved this book so much that it made me want to become a children's author. His special brand of wit and character development is very inspiring to me.
How do you approach cover design?
Very carefully! The image and overall design must be a part of the flow of the book. It must make sense.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read everything for pleasure. I am an eclectic reader.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Barnes and Noble Nook!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social Media and book review sites.
Describe your desk
My desk is immaculately neat and organized.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Western Kentucky and the experiences of being a gay male has inspired me on so many levels with my writing. I learned to be very observant and would often write down the hurt and anger I had when people would bully me, which gave me much practice to do what it is I love to do - write.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was inspired to become and indie author because often times, because indie authors are those who can touch your heart with simplicity and well developed stories and fantasies.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Allowing myself to get caught up and lost into the characters that I am writing. To me, it's more about the characters than anything.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I write because I want to and that makes a world of difference in the root of why I write. The fans continue to perpetuate my love for writing and validate me.
Published 2014-09-28.
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Books by This Author

Unencumbered Love
Series: Jason McClain, Prelude. Price: Free! Words: 108,570. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Unencumbered Love is a romance mystery, and is the prelude to the Jason McClain mystery series. This book introduces you to Clay DeVero and Jason McClain, as well as a plethora of other characters as Clay searches for an unencumbered love. Bad things can and often does happen when the wrong one loves you right, but with the right mix of love and valor, a true love story can exist.