Interview with Sinister Publications

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Besides writing or working, I spend most of my time drawing on my galaxy note 10.1. I also tend to use my wacom tablet to draw some illustrations on adobe illustrator. While doing this, I'm often listening to various stations on pandora.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I tend to browse books by their looks. Once I am fascinated by the book cover, I go head and read what it's about and make my decision at that moment.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember my first story ever. I do however, remember some memorable ones I wrote in high school, but it wasn't until later on in life that I went along with writing for longer periods.
What is your writing process?
I currently find myself without any process or discipline. I usually just feel like writing and jump onto my laptop and begin writing away.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I would be lying if I said I remember the first story I ever read. On the other hand I remember the first story that had a great impact on me; and that story was Where the Red Fern Grows.
How do you approach cover design?
Because of financial limitations I have done my own book covers. I tend to draw or paint something that will portray what the story or stories are about and then go from there.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
A Brief History of Time
The Knight of the Lion
The Aneid
La Silla del Aguila
Cien Anos de Soledad

Stephen Hawking's book simply captivated me because of the marvels of the universe. It was one of the books that opened my imagination to dream about space. The Knight of the Lion was a fascinating story that allowed me to immerse in the story and actually think about philosophical ideas about morality and ethics.
The Aneid is another of my favorite books which gave me a foundation on my beliefs about reasoning over acting on impulse: being stoic. La Silla del Aguila is a wonderful story that gives us a great insight about the truths behind politics, many of which are nasty in nature and are often overlooked. Cien Anos de Soledad is a wonderful story that employs the great literary device of magic realism. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a genius in this genre, and this story truly displays his craftsmanship as a writer.
What do you read for pleasure?
Most of the time I read to learn something new, and in that process I find pleasure. Reading has always been one of my greatest past times.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone. It is portable and big enough to read at a good pace.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't really invested much time in marketing my books.
Describe your desk
My desk is an empty space only used for my laptop. On the shelves there is nothing more than a few stacks of paper where I have drafted the plot of a few stories.
Published 2014-07-09.
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