Interview with Evan Richardson

What is your writing process?
I try to sit down each day and write on whatever I am currently writing. I find perseverance makes success. My writing day is usually 4 hours and then I'm spent.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think more than what I first read was what I first wrote. I realized that I loved creating drama and making people laugh. I consider writing the entertainment business and I'm glad to participate in the business.
How do you approach cover design?
I know what I want in cover design but right now I don't have the money to do what I'd like.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love mysteries, detective stories, hard-boiled types with lots of suspense and mystery. I have a book of a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories that I treasure. .
What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries and biographies. With autobiographies the author usually pretties things up too much and I like an unbiased approach without an agenda to get to what a person really was, not their point of view about themselves.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer physical books that I can hold in my hand. .
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I wish I knew more about book marketing and I intend to learn.
Describe your desk
It's not cluttered. I can't work in a cluttered atmosphere.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in the South and it influenced me in my wanting to get the hell out of there and see the world which I did.
When did you first start writing?
I guess I've been writing all of my life but that is not the kind of work I did in my life. I was an artist before I chose to write and try to make a living at it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I love James A. Cain but I doubt I will ever write as well as he does. But he has a couple of stories where bad women betray their husband's with another man and try to do the woman's husband in, maybe run off with his wife, or steal from him, which is the premise for Truck Stop.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Agents have been driving me nuts with their turn-downs and I'm fed up with it. I feel my stories are good enough and competent enough to be read and so I'd like to by-pass those snotty agents and do my own thing if I can learn how to do it, like publicizing my book and all that, which I don't like but I'm hoping to learn.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't yet but I'm hoping it will. I'm sure going to try.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Doing it. It's like a riddle that I have to solve and I like using my mind that way.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot if I can influence them with my writing to be my fans.
What are you working on next?
A beautiful blond New York City detective named Dixie Marble. That's the title.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to name but I don't prefer today's writers. I like classic writers like Hemingway and Raymond Chandler.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Just being alive. What else are you going to do?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Hanging out with old, established good friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
To be honest I don't own a pad to read ebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was again a woman who was cheating on her husband with a carnival man.
Published 2015-08-17.
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Books by This Author

Dixie Marble:a case of cinemacide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,540. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Murder has never been this funny and this romantic as when beautiful, blond ex-band singer-model turned-detective, Dixie Marble, teams up with a male partner to track down a killer terrorizing New York City movie theaters in this romantic whodunit that spoofs law and order and Hollywood, complete with cops and a bunch of zany, and sometimes dangerous, characters all on a wild roller coaster ride t
Truck Stop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A young woman marries a man 30 years older and she becomes sexually obsessed with a handsome, dangerous younger man. Together they plot to steal her husband’s money and have to kill two people to get it and dispose of the bodies.