Interview with Peter Ackers

When did you first start writing?
This is an easy one. I believe it was 12.41 p.m.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This one isn't finished yet. It's a siege story. I wanted to do something that would write itself, just flow right out of the pen and onto the paper. That didn't quite work, though, because the pen wouldn't stand up by itself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just telling the story. It's like creating a giant house of cards or a complex sculpture. It's great to have it slowly unfold and take shape.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It's tough getting noticed out there. There's a lot of us attacking the publishers and agents, and those guys can only read so much. Obviously a lot of good stories get overlooked. Indie publishing allows those good stories to get an airing. The bad ones, too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They distribute my books to numerous ebook publishers. Exposure is needed.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot. Fans are needed. A book without a fan is like a flower without sunlight, or an interview question without a cheesy analogy in the answer...
What are you working on next?
Rewriting my latest story, and pulling shocked faces at how I managed to miss such bad spelling in places.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Grisham, Stephen King, Stephen Hunter, Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz, Stephen Leather, amongst others.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My alarm clock. Although it's not so much inspiring as insisting.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Video games, films, and taking care of my kids.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Basic Internet search based on whatever kind of book I want to read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sure. A cheesy film script about some bank robbers who steal a block of diamond and make a car out of it. Unstoppable. I was 12, so forgive me.
Published 2014-01-30.
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