Interview with Miguel Taylor

What's the story behind your latest book?
This was a concept I came up with about assassins and thieves. I had an idea of two sects of people who didn't get along, but had to work together for some reason. Initially they were adults, however I thought it would be better if they met in high school. They have both been raised with misconceptions about each other. As the story progresses they find out that these ideas they have are not true. The first book is called Thieves and Assassins Freshman Year.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just wanting to get my stories out there and trying to find out how to do it. I have a friend who writes. She suggested Smashwords. Also it is an inexpensive way for new writers to get started.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has given me the confidence to publish my works. I have also been able to learn and advise others on how to get started and what to do.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating new characters and stories that people will absolutely fall in love with.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything without your fans you are not a success. Although I love writing so much I would write for myself.
What are you working on next?
A book series about Thieves and Assassins learning to get along.Their two groups don't get along so two of their children learn to in high school. I am currently working on book four of the series.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Alan Moore, J.K. Rowling, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allen Poe, "The Man" Stan Lee, Sylvia Plath, Charles Dickens, Robert Frost, Kurt Vonnegut, George Orwell, E.E. Cummings, Gwendolyn Brooks, Malcolm X. Too many to name
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
God my family and writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working and trying to finish a college degree. Spending time with my kids and my Granddaughter Layla.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Looking on google play store and email
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The very first story I wrote was in the second grade. I wrote a story about a turkey who hot wires a car and he and his friends escape Thanksgiving. I won an honorable Mention award for it. The second was the same year when my girlfriend Michelle moved to Alabama. I wrote a story about her and her family being kidnapped and taken away and I had to rescue them.
Published 2016-03-20.
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Books by This Author

Thieves and Assassins (Freshman Year)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,540. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
Enter the world of Thieves and Assassin's two groups that have fought against each other for centuries, but an unlikely friendship may change that. Especially when the death of a guidance counselor may put one of them in danger.
A Ride With Friends
Price: Free! Words: 17,450. Language: American English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Mike is a young man who looks back over his life growing up with his three best friends. To tell a tale of love, deception, and redemption as he and his friends go through the trials of life from children into adolescence and beyond. Learning to deal with life no matter what it decides to throw at them.