Interview with Joshua M. Phillips

What do you read for pleasure?
Thriller and Suspense. I love Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels, great action and great suspense.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I believe using twitter has been an excellent source and my most successful source for marketing.
When did you first start writing?
Ever since I can remember. In elementary through high school and college. The summer of 2013 is when I started writing my debut novella, Bloody Mess.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Originally it was written as a screenplay years ago. Then when I decide to go down the independent publishing route I decide to bring it to life in book format!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always loved telling stories. First, it was directing home made movies. Then, it was writing screenplays. Now, it's writing books!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When that moment comes when the characters go place you never imagined they would and/or could.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on the second book in The Crimson City Tales Series, Nax Attax.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lee Child and J.F. Lewis.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching movies with my wife. In general just spending time with her. Reading. Working at my family owned independent insurance agency.
What is your writing process?
First, I brainstorm by just letting ideas come to me while doing things around the house such as, dishes, mowing the lawn, other yard work. Secondly, I outline it all out using a spreadsheet. Thirdly, I began to write and more and more just comes to me.
Published 2014-03-10.
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