Interview with David Ford

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to exercise, spend time with my family, go camping and fishing, outdoors, or work around the house. My passion involves working in the film industry in screenwriting, acting, and producing.
What is your writing process?
Just for the record, I don't really consider myself a novelist. I am more of a screenwriter, but I started out trying to write books. In my many attempts, I came up with a story. I have written several screenplays but they are nothing like writing a book.
What do you read for pleasure?
I don't actually read a lot of books. I do read the Bible here and there. For pleasure, I am usually reading facebook articles.
Describe your desk
My desk is pretty organized. I always have a drink of water or coffee nearby.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in East Texas and always had a big imagination as a kid. I grew up in a rural area, in the woods. I would often go exploring with my dog for fun.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was in the 12th grade. I continued writing throughout my life and finally started writing screenplays in college.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to write a book but I didn't know what to write about. I just wanted to try it. There was a time when I lived away from home and had lots of free time on my hands, so I started brainstorming. One day, I came up with a character and a story soon blossomed around the character.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
As a filmmaker, the biggest joy is actually seeing your characters come to life in the form of a movie. There is a chance Milo Mayes will get made into a film one day.
What are you working on next?
If Milo Mayes becomes a success, another book will follow. It would be cool to start a series.
Who are your favorite authors?
I grew up with Stephen King so I think he is my favorite author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am inspired by the fact that I have goals and ambitions, and I am thankful to Christ for my salvation.
Published 2015-07-22.
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Books by This Author

The Indie Filmmaker; A Beginner's Guide to Making Feature Films
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
A step by step guide on for the beginning filmmaker to make a feature length film with little capital or resources.
Milo Mayes and the Case of the Golden Dagger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,300. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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A teenage 'wannabe' detective, Milo Mayes, discovers a dead body in his small town and decides to put his investigative skills to the test in an attempt to solve the case that has baffled authorities, but he soon finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a ruthless killer.