Interview with Justin Gwynn

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Stephen King and Charles Schulz.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each morning I get out of bed in search of purpose. I hope to have defined the meaning of my life prior to my death but I will be grateful to have a place in history where I contributed to the evolution of humanity.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I am living. I am very inspired by the life of Ernest Hemingway who fought in wars and visited foreign lands. Let life show me new ideas worth writing about. Thus I spend my time looking for motivation of my creative soul.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Via Facebook
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was titled, The 3 Pigs & The Big Foot. I wrote that in 2nd grade. I just adapted an existing story.
What is your writing process?
I prefer to write acting as a medium for the characters in my story to enter our reality through me. Its a scary process but helps me envision characters I could never be. I think of the ending first and then ask how it could happen. I then write and write and write till I have completed the story. Then I sadly turn it over to and editor .
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the first story I ever read. My mother used to have to take books from me at night so I would sleep. Then she would come back and find me reading in the bed with a flash light. I loved to read all the books.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design should be be a preview via images and style. Let the cover show the theme and style of the book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Stephen Kings and Peter Schaub's The Talisman. It's an epic adventure that reads so fast. Ernest Hemingway's, For Whom The Bell Tolls because its such a personal piece of literature and shows he understands war as he was a veteran. Dr. Seuss', Green Eggs and Ham, he could speak powerful socio-political stories meant for children. Sun Tzu's, Art of War is a recipe for success in so many different mediums. The Book of Job there isn't a better story in literature.
What do you read for pleasure?
Classic Literature. If I want to be the best then I feel I should read the best.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iTunes iBook.
Published 2015-06-02.
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Books by This Author

Moments of Madness
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
There are moments in life that can chip away at our sanity and create a sense of hopelessness. Murder, betrayal, and loss of friends and loved ones are understandable reasons to drive a person mad. Moments of Madness are the moments that will drive one Detective to the edge as he finds a connection to each victim. A larger plan looms, a plot that has him picked to hold mankind fate in the balance.