Interview with Kim Schubert

Describe your desk
It's a mess littered with scrapbooking supplies and paper story ideas that come to me when I am not near a computer. I wouldn't change it for the world, when I find myself stuck on a scene or pulling my hair out with editing, I just turn my chair around and work on my latest craft project. It's amazing how turning off my brain for a few moments allows it to focus on the problem with exceptional clarity.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Phoenix and I don't see much of an influence in my writing, yet.
When did you first start writing?
From the day I could. Crafting stories, characters, and plot lines is a hobby of mine from childhood. Somewhere along the way it was shoved over in pursuit of a responsible, money making career, but my love of writing never died and it's back now with a passion I hope will be a career.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's about a girl who is broken and in her journey finding out it's okay if all the pieces don't fit.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am a control freak. I like being able to manipulate all the pieces of my books. Plus they are pieces of my soul on digital paper, I am not going to hand those rights over.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am still pretty new here, but I am hoping it will allow me to reach more distribution networks than I could on my own.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting lost in the story and falling in love with the characters.
What do your fans mean to you?
That I am doing something right, that other people share my love of story characters, heart breaking choices, and the paranormal. My fans, the few I may have, mean more to me than I could possibly express. I am grateful for everyone who finished my book.
What are you working on next?
The second book in The Succubus Executioner series. I am hoping to have it finished before December.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dean Koontz, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, K.F. Breene, and Kim Harrison just to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually my three dogs demanding breakfast followed by watering my small garden and citrus trees. The opportunity to create worlds and share my day dreams with others.
Published 2014-07-16.
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