Interview with Bryan M. Knight

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The comparative ease of being published. Years ago I used to submit manuscripts to commercial publishers - and I have a fat binder of rejection letters to prove it!
Some of my printed books did well [Enjoying Single Parenthood was a Canadian best-seller] but most, like my ebooks, faded into the ether. Since I am very busy on the Web, publishing ebooks was a logical step.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
1. Completing the book.
2. Knowing that someone has been helped by what I wrote.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading mysteries. Or working with distressed people to help them conquer phobias, remove anxiety, handle stress and overcome panic.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. But more importantly, I proudly remember at age 9, my letter being published in the Daily Mirror [London, England]. First time seeing my name in print.
What is your writing process?
Agonizing. Earlier books (e.g. Health and Happiness with Hypnosis) just flowed. As did a couple of nondescript novels. But now writing is an effort though Word makes some parts easier and some parts more difficult.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not sure if it was the first but an early story I recall was about a boy and his sheepdog, rounding up the wayward sheep and participating in a contest.
How do you approach cover design?
With trepidation.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mystery novels.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Computer
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Radio interviews.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in London, England. Influence on my writing was great because my elementary school teachers were marvellous.
When did you first start writing?
Around 9 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I specialize in doing therapy with adults who were abused when they were children. Since there is a prejudice that most, if not all, abusers are men I wanted the world to know that mothers abuse, too.
Published 2013-10-05.
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Books by This Author

I Blame My Mother
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Child abuse, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
How adults overcome the childhood verbal, physical or sexual harm caused by their abusive mothers. True stories of maternal abuse from clients and therapists around the world, plus guidance on how to deal with the resulting low self-esteem, anger and relationship difficulties. Includes a chapter for abusive mothers, a discussion for prevention, plus references and suggestions for further reading.