Interview with Marcia Stultz Hutchinson

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Online reading.
Describe your desk
Very cluttered but organized
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and I was not influnced in writing
as I did not see myself as a writer.
When did you first start writing?
July 2013 when I was appointed editor of a local church magazine.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I found myself writing many books in my head, then started jotting ideas in an unorganized fashion, then into an organized fashion which turns into a book. in other words, I placed my thoughts on paper in an organized fashion.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Yes, Smashwords contributed significantly to my writing success. Half way through writing my book I wanted to feel like a real writer so I decided to contact a publisher just to learn the process of publishing. As a first time future author the agent at the publisher let me feel as if I was talking with a telemarketer, all he was interested in was a credit card to make the first deposit. He did not care about the contents of my book. I did not write another word for about a week until I decieded not to give up home so I started to search the internet for publishers, that's when I luckily came accross Smashwords. I immediately know that I will be an Author sooner than I thought with the help of Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is the flow of thoughts when I start writing. The moment I start writing the ideas flow in my mind and I found myself sometimes writing two books at a time. Writing puts all of my problems to sleep for a while.
What do your fans mean to you?
I imagine myself with many fans while writing and I often interact with them in my thoughts and while writing.
I always talk with my fans and I felt like I am writing to a world of happy readers.
What are you working on next?
I will be writing and publishing my favorite book in November which will be followed by a play or even a movie deal from the same book so stay tuned.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Doe Zantamata, Elizabeth Gilberts and Nicholas Sparks
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The patients who will be coming to the doctor's office that need my help inspire me to get out of bed each day but my two boys inspire me to stay in bed each day just to cuddle with them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am always busy working on a project for my church, reading, but most of all I like to just have quiet times in my room reorganizing my closets and shuffling my pocket books around
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
through my Kindle.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story that I can remember that I started writing but never finish (as usual) was about my Rose plant. I once was given a small rose plant as a gift which was placed in my garden and I forget about it. When I finally remembered it after many months, I found it dead, with no hope nor sign of life. I hopelessly watered it every morning and could not beleive that it bloomed a beautiful pink rose for me on my birthday.
What is your writing process?
Think, write, write, think, paper, paper, ideas, I placed thoughts on paper. Sometimes I can just type while the words flow but most time I will jot down my ideas on paper first.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I am not sure if this was the first story I read but it was a long time ago, entitled The Fear. The story was about a young boy who would be the last one to be in school, therefore he was always late, and he was either the first or the last person to leave after school because of the fear of students knowing where he lives as his house was very old and shabby. The school authories knew of his fear and one morning decided to deal with the matter in the school's Auditorium immediately after he entered it. The question was asked "Who knew where Johnny lives?" and all the hands in the auditorium went up. It impacted me as one of the many needless pain we bare.
Published 2014-10-11.
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Books by This Author

Letter To My Long-Lost Friend (Money)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ms Broke decided to take her declining financial situation into her own hands by personally writing a letter to Money. The author skillfully fictionalized money into a character that allows Ms Broke to actually receive a reply from the funny and well loved Money. One thing for sure, Money sure has a sense of humor.