Interview with T.M. Deans

What do you read for pleasure?
Usually historical novels
When did you first start writing?
Probably at age 18. Mostly long letters at that point.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I felt with the present climate in publishing, going with the traditional channels, as they are it would be considerable faster getting my book out going indie. As it's not what you know but who you know. No?
What are you working on next?
A science fiction fantasy novel, in less of course I am coerced into writing a sequel to ShadowShot.
Who are your favorite authors?
M.M. Kaye, Samuel Shellabarger, George R. R. Martin
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Fixing things. Just joking (well maybe not).
What is your writing process?
Everyone should own a pet dragon.
How do you approach cover design?
I wanted to show a chateau in the background, which is pertinent to the story. A young dashing man walking down a path which leads him to the portals so that he can discover who he really is. He sees over his shoulder his own shadow as a young boy carrying a rifle, contributing to the mystery of his quest to discover his lost past. I think covers should have eye catching colors so I decided to use a red and black theme.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't quite remember, it was either Paladins and Saracens by Orlando Furioso or The Iliad by Homer or Captain From Castile by Samuel Shellabarger
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Being absolutely new to Smashwords they have not yet contributed but I have the greatest expectations.
Published 2015-01-24.
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