Interview with K.W. Hoffman

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Monticello, Arkansas. It was a small town and as teenagers we did some crazy things out of boredom. This is where I got the idea for my first book "L.A. Lower Arkansas"
When did you first start writing?
I started over a year ago but I started out as a songwriter and I had some success with my song writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's fiction based on some true events that I experienced growing up as a teen in the 1980's.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was diagnosed with throat cancer in Sept. 2012 and this limited my performing as a singer/songwriter. I had a lot of time on my hands so I started writing. I had always wanted to write a book but never found the time. The first thing I wrote other than songs was a screen play. I completed it while going through cancer treatments.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has provided an avenue to get my book on the market.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing an idea and character to life.
What are you working on next?
A sequel to "L. A. Lower Arkansas".
Who are your favorite authors?
Stuart Woods, S.E. Hinton, Stephen King
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have 4 kids ages 5-12 so they keep me busy but when I find the time I play music (guitar, drums & piano) and I enjoy my hobby of metal detecting.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was in the 6th grade and the fist book that I really enjoyed that I could relate to was "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover of "L.A. Lower Arkansas" is a picture of Lake Monticello, the town that I grew up in and it's the location of my story. I want the reader to get a picture of what the story is about.
Published 2013-08-29.
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Books by This Author

L.A. (Lower Arkansas)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The year is 1986 in small town Arkansas and the typical boring summer turns to excitement, murder, sadness, trouble, and love for teen Devin Johnson and his group of friends. Devin tells his story of bikers, beer, babes, parties, pot, romance, fights and football during the summer and fall of 1986.