Interview with Joshua Peck

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching my creativity come to life by word.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything. Being adored is flattering.
Who are your favorite authors?
I would have to say Dan Brown, Dean Koontz and Stephen King
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Every day has a new beginning.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to watch different reality shows like Shark Tank, Ink Master and Survivor. I also like to watch tv shows on netflix.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
How does anyone discover them it's all based on search engines nowadays.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and I can say with certainty it wasn't good
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is easy I think up a design and create it myself with photoshop.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well I have multiple books I'm working on right now. I am working on a continuation to "Trapped" called "Escaped". I'm working on a cyber crime book called "Inside Job" and I'm working on a post apocalyptic idea to name a few.
What do you read for pleasure?
Reading takes you to a different world than other mediums. Your imagination does all the work.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire HD
Describe your desk
My dining room table is my desk. I have my laptop with headphones and Spotify going every time I write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town called Watertown, NY.. I still live there 33 years later. My writing started because of the praises I got from my high school teachers and college teachers. I have always been a B and C student for the most part. I only did awesome in gym, art, and theatre classes. I also only did well in writing. When you have a photographic memory you tend to be lazy because you're not challenged enough and that was me growing up.
When did you first start writing?
My very first writing was poetry and the hideously boring essays assigned to all young teens. For the most part I was a great writer, but I sometimes didn't feel challenged enough and my ideas were off the wall.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
What wouldn't motivate me brick and mortar publishers suck.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't yet but it's about to as I tell Kindle select to punt.
Published 2016-02-20.
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Books by This Author

Three Sides to Every Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Coming of age
What would happen if you were blamed for something someone else did? You would try to prove your story and try to prove you're not the suspect right? There's three sides to every story and as you will see each character will tell their own story and will ultimately swear by it. Read the last installment of Mr. Self Destruct now.
Insanity Loves Company
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Step inside the mind of the author of multiple novelettes, unfinished works, and flash fiction. In this book you will get previously unreleased books and ones that available at 99 cents per book. If you put this down before it's done, you will question what actually happened. Don't be left in doubt, just read it. In the book you will find Inside Job, Requiem, Dead Memories, Worth Killing For.
Manic Monte
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in love with a mentally ill person? Have you ever wondered if two mentally ill people can actually benefit each other. Meet Monte Radik. She's a schizophrenic. You first get acquainted with her in Mr. Self Destruct and now you get to hear her story and get to take a peek inside her mind. Read her diary and listen to her wishing she could rescue Taison.
Mr. Self Destruct
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Ever wonder what it's like to be the fly on the wall or walk through life in someone else's shoes? Meet Taison, a sociopath who has fell through the clacks all his life. He lives vicariously though his flashbacks and what you read will shock you. Take a look in the eyes of a sociopath and his inability to trust anyone.
Inside Job
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When a hacker falls in love with a bank teller he must decide if he should hack her bank or not. Also follow the adventures of him and how he became a hacker. This will keep you reading until the end.
Worth Killing For
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a jealous actress gets the role of an understudy she becomes extremely jealous. She will do anything she can just to ensure she get the role of the villain in the movie she's been dying to act in. Freak accidents and murders start happening to the people on the set. The horror movie she's working on actually becomes the horror movie. As they say in showbiz "Break a leg".
Deadly Desires
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
When a curious patient is sitting in a psychologists office he notices a locked door. Pondering in his head why the door is locked he decides to ask the doctor why the door is locked. The doctor doesn't want to tell him, because what's behind there deserves to stay locked up. Curiosity can sometimes be our ultimate demise and magic always comes with a price.
Dead Memories
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
A 600 year old vampire named Dominic tells the story of love and what it's like to be a vampire. He talks about the story of being in love, the story of vampire hunting, and the story of survival. Dominic is in love with Vara and she is a doppleganger to his long lost love Angela. He is cursed to fall in love with the same woman over and over until he turns her.
Requiem
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When a man makes a medicine woman angry she curses him to become a zombie. He becomes a half zombie and the only way to become human again is to find love. The woman he falls in love with is a ghost. Well she's not actually one she's in a coma and she's an astral projection. He falls in love with her from the messages she sends and through communication through a mirror.
Trapped
Price: $2.19 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When a girl named Sarah isn't paying attention to her surroundings she seals her own fate. a guy living around her stalks her for days and then kidnaps her. He is infatuated with her and obsessed with her. He will do anything he can to for her affection. He tries to make sure she's not another one who get's away. Will she escape or will she be killed by him? You will have to read the book.