Interview with Fred Jacob

Who are your favorite authors?
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway...all of the drunkard but nevertheless brilliant writers that ever walked thre Earth.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
That's a hard question to ponder about...Thinking about the next thing that I'm going to write.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It was during the early 90's. I took up a job as a ghost writer. I think the story was about male prostitution.
What is your writing process?
True to life stories created naturally through actual experiences.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Actually, It was when I was in grade school, and I got hold of this old copy on the rules of the Geneva Convention.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
"Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice, Boys in the Band-1970, Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate and A Beautiful Mind. All books tackle the extremities of human behavior."
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Nothing...Just plain "Good Damn Writing".
Describe your desk
Like a morgue...Very messy!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in utter poverty, I was adopted for a start. P{overty has moulded my intelectual ability to write the way I write today.
When did you first start writing?
Grade School, then got pretty interested in highschool...and went all the way to college.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The Freedom to Write My Own Point of View.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Without a doubt
Published 2013-09-05.
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Books by This Author

The Fires Of Chaos
Price: Free! Words: 51,100. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
A story about a man who struggles with himself on his journey through the chaos of life and love, who ultimately decides his destiny, amidst the chaos of war.
Coping With Diabetes: A Day To Day Struggle
Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes
Diabetes is not a curable disease but it is a disease which you can control without controlling you the other way around. This self-help book will guide you through all the different aspects of this dreaded disease and help set your way in fighting it through proper diet.
The Zen of Times
Price: Free! Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
(5.00 from 1 review)
First and foremost, I would just like to clearly state that fat is not ugly, as most people would preferably perceive. I do want to state, that fat is unhealthy and can cause a multitude of health related problems that are proportionally related to your diet.
A Moonlight Walk to Paradise
Price: Free! Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
19 year old Fred, a budding writer, was just recovering from a failed relationship with his 26 year old girl friend Renee, who evidently left him for a more promising career move. Frustrated from a relationship that he deeply wanted to work it out for the sake of reconciling with Renee, he tried everything that was possible that could make amends to their falling apart.