Interview with Felix Roth

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 probably an Enid Blyton work. Something like the Famous Five or the Secret Seven. I remember feeling like I wanted to be one of those kids, out there solving mysteries!
What do you admire in non-fiction writing?
My favourite writer is a man called Carroll Smith. He wrote a number of instruction manuals on race car preparation and the psychology of being a competitive racer. I admire Caroll's work because although it is factually based, he has injected the prose with his no-nonsense personalty. George Lois also writes in a similar fashion, his book are a hoot! In my belief there's no reason why you can't make information fun.
What do you read for pleasure?
Cereal packets, instruction sheets, leaflets, store receipts.. I'm one of those kind of guys! I can't help myself.
Describe your desk
If it's tidy, something's wrong.

"It's not classified a mess, so long as I know where everything is."
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to be controversial. I like to write in a certain style that emphasises the subject I'm writing about, whether I'm working on fiction or non fiction. I like to try and shake up the reader a little, connect with them in unusual ways and give them something different from what other books may offer. Truthfully, I tend to approach the rest of my life in the same way.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without a doubt, fans mean the most. When a fan buys something that I have written, clean out of my own head, it really is the greatest feeling. Putting your heart, mind and soul out there in the public arena is something that can make you feel very vulnerable, and when an author sees that his or her work has been accepted and admired it is one of the greatest feelings life can afford you. It makes you feel like a valuable person, and that's what everybody wants out of life. So thank you!!
Published 2016-04-26.
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Books by This Author

25 Dos and Don'ts for Dating Sites & Apps - Men's Edition
Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
Do you spend more time on your emails than your females? This book is for you. Straight-up direct advice for anyone who's ever wanted to get better results from online dating. This book will tell you exactly what to do and what not to do in order to enjoy successful interactions and relationships through meeting women online.