Interview with Greg Johle

What's the story behind your latest book?
Well, I really wanted to walk through the process of writing, publishing, and marketing a book. I also thought the idea of writing a business guide to begging for change and pretending to be homeless is hilarious.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I enjoy writing. I enjoy entrepreneurship. I also don't like pitching to publishers.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Time will tell.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing is just fun. I love putting my thoughts into words. I love that I enjoy my work. I don't think I could ever do anything else.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my people. They get me. Without them I am just a wierd dude writing books that no one is reading.
What are you working on next?
Either my memoirs from my time in the Navy, or a guide to properly having a midlife crisis.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are many. Orwell, Bradbury, Joseph Heller, and the list could go on for quite some time.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids. They need to eat and go to school. Without them I'd probably only get out of bed at night.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my wife and my kids. I have four, so they take up about all of my free time.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Price. I don't like spending money. Also, I look for reviews. If it's the right price, and it sounds interesting, I'll give it a read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember writing a short story about a guy who contemplated suicide after losing his girlfriend. I wrote in in high school. Looking back, it was pretty terrible.
What is your writing process?
Furiously create, edit a little, hope someone reads it.
Published 2015-05-20.
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Books by This Author

How to Make Easy Money by Pretending to be Homeless
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
The definitive guide to effectively panhandling for profit, regardless of actual housing status. If you want to live the dream of being an entrepreneur without the start up costs and actual business knowledge, then this is the book for you. Greg Johle leverages business knowledge and experience for you, providing this tongue-in-cheek guide to earning easy money while eroding your soul.