Interview with Dan. D. Butler

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Despite my passion for writing, I have to say, I'm actually not much of a reader. It's not that I have trouble with reading, it's just that I tend to have my head immersed in my own ideas rather than entering the worlds that others create.
I guess all my favourite books come from when I was a young
Dragon Quest.
Treehorns Treasure.
Any of the Goosebump books by R.L.Stein.
Anything by Roald Dahl.
Oh, and despite my previous statement, I've read a few times, and ABSOLUTELY LOVE "To kill a mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
What do you read for pleasure?
Errrmmm.... To be honest, I don't really read for pleasure anymore. The books I read these days are all about helping me in some way, whether it be a book on creative writing in its many forms, or, marketing books, or books that can help me along my spiritual path.
When did you first start writing?
I officially started writing poetry and stories when I was 21, but when I look back, I guess I've been using my creative writing ability all my life. Whether it be a romantic love letter to a girlfriend, or a last minute attempt to get a piece of homework done for the next class, I've always had a certain way with words.
Oh, and for those of you who might be curious, I always got the girl, and I ALWAYS managed to complete my work with surprisingly good results. That's the benefit of being good with words I guess.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the satisfying feeling of knowing that I succeeded on my own.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a book that is guaranteed to shock and disgust anyone who reads it (but in a good way) it's another children's book that I've titled "Scabs". Keep an eye out, it WILL be the best and most horrifying thing you read this year.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids........ When they wake me up at half 5 in the morning, screaming and shouting, that can be a pretty inspirational way to get me out of bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well I'm a full time Dad to a 5 month old boy and a 4 1/2 year old girl, so they keep me pretty well occupied. But when I do get some free time, I tend to spend it delving into the depths of creativity through a spiritual means.
Describe your desk
It's just a small wooden one with my computer and LOTS of mess on it. It has a shelf above it with my most important books, jars of pens and pencils, some paper and other things like that. Probably just like most other writers and not very interesting.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's great because they make your book available in multiple formats for all kinds of devices, which makes it accessible to a much wider audience. That's a win win win in my book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me there's many. I love exploring my imagination to the wierd and wonderful, sometimes scary and crazy places it takes me to. I love that rush of energy I get when I have that eureka moment, when all the pieces of the puzzle come together in one instant to form a very exciting picture in my mind.
I love the journey I take from the conception of an idea, to growing and developing it in the womb of my mind, and then giving birth to that idea and delivering it to the world as a finished piece.
I guess that for me, the entire process of creation is my most greatest joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING!!! It's all about making people happy, and if it wasn't for them, I would have nothing to aspire to. So a massive thank you to YOU.
Published 2014-09-01.
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Books by This Author

The Multi-Coloured Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction
Find out for yourself exactly why The Multi-Coloured Magic is becoming SO popular with parents and young people alike.  Whether it be the intricate, yet VERY easy to read style of this impeccably written rhyming story from Daniel Butler, the worlds next BEST SELLING children's author.  Or the beautiful, but hilariously funny plot behind this truly enchanting tale.
Jenny and the Jaw
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is what happens when you set a creative mind loose onto the page without first giving it any real direction. You get a twisted tale of ups and downs, with lots of laughs and some very questionable naughty bits. So this is Jenny..............That poor, unfortunate girl................She REALLY didn't have it easy. See what juicy fun she gets up to in this VERY funny rhyming story for adults.