Interview with William S. Davidson

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee, definitely coffee, and the opportunity to explore the world through the stories I write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read that had an impact on me was Liesel Moak Skorpen's We Were Tired of Living in a House. It was the only book I wanted to read in 2nd grade. The rhythm of the text and the detail of Doris Burn's pictures made me long for the adventure of setting out on my own. It is one of two books from that time that I still have, the other being The Travels of Monarch X by Ross E. Hutchins.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first complete story I ever wrote and still have was a Science Fiction short story I wrote in high school for class.
What is your writing process?
I ponder. Whether it is a lesson I am teaching, a speech I am giving, or a story I am writing; I ponder it in my head for days, months, even years until it is nearly fully formed before I start the actual writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading and travelling
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My daughters. I wrote The Little Catfish as a bedtime story I told my wife 25 years ago. My daughters have wanted me to publish it, and they are the ones that suggested indie publishing through Smashwords.
What are you working on next?
The Many Questions of Katie Beth will be an ongoing series of short stories, each one dealing with a question she asks her father at bedtime.
How do you approach cover design?
I see the cover as an invitation to the reader to join the story already in progress. To do that, the cover needs to convey the theme and mood of the story.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have had the same Kindle for many years. It travels well and is convenient to read in bed.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am always in and out of bookstores. Some books I like to read in print, but for fiction to read at night or to take with me while I travel, I prefer ebooks.
Published 2016-02-20.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

The Little Catfish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
Cassie is a small catfish and lives in the Great Lake. One day a storm sweeps her out of the lake and into a small pond. In the pond, she meets new friends and with their help she sets out on the difficult journey back to the Great Lake.