Interview with J.R. Wilson

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social Media is the best way of getting my book into a wide audience.
Describe your desk
There are lots of papers, things I take notes on, and books, what I am reading.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oklahoma where there was an adventure everywhere I turned.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school. So a very long time ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I love a story about someone going against all the odds and succeeding.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have been trying the traditional route for more than eight years and felt this would be a better fit.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am hoping that every where I put my book that I will have success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling a story that has not been heard before.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me when I feel their support.
What are you working on next?
I have a chapter book for children in the works.
Who are your favorite authors?
Brandon Mull, Joseph Delaney, Chris Colfer and of course J.K. Rowling
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children and family.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am reading all the great books out there in libraries, book stores, and digital formats.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually someone recommends them to me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it is a great story I hope to have published one day.
What is your writing process?
First I write the main idea of the story. Then I write the story and see where it takes me from there.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was Charlotte's Web
How do you approach cover design?
I design many different covers before I decide on one.
Published 2017-08-27.
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