Interview with Joseph Mitchell

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My computer
Describe your desk
Full of notes and papers
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in New Jersey and we moved to Pennsylvania when I was 12, I live in Sedona AZ now and what I have learned looking back through my life has made me see clearly
When did you first start writing?
I tried about 5 years ago and gave up because i cannot type. But I now use voice recognition software because I can talk a lot faster then I can type, I started my first book 3 months ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is the journey of one woman who was stuck in a life she hated, and through some chance meetings and coincidences she learned how to follow her heart and passion and walked away from her life as she knew it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
One of the author groups on linkedin
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
first time here so we will find out.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that I can help so many
What do your fans mean to you?
They are everything, although I don't look at them as fans, more student than anything.
What are you working on next?
I am taking a break right now, The book I published here is my 8th.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dr Wayne Dyer, Dr Joe Dispenza, Dr Amit Goswami
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reflecting on what I wrote and what if anything is next
What is your writing process?
I get a thought, then i sit with it and see what else comes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, as an adult it was the Celestine Prophecy
How do you approach cover design?
I listen to the book and see how it want's to look
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am new to publishing and marketing so I just use my social media platforms to get my books out there
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My coffee
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Friends, of by searching a subject
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, The old man in the desert
What are your five favorite books, and why?
A course in Miracles, The Celestine Prophecy. there are a few more I keep close but these two helped me on my quest to find who I am and why i am here.
What do you read for pleasure?
I don't
Published 2013-11-10.
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