Interview with Ken Bloomfield

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Wanted to get my work before the public without relying on the tastes and views of agents and publishers.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Early days yet, just getting started.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting feedback from my readers
What do your fans mean to you?
With the exception of family...everything
What are you working on next?
A follow up novel for the characters in The Pilgrims' Bounty
Who are your favorite authors?
Lee Child, Stephen Leather, Peter Ackroyd, William H Ainsworth to name but a few
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually my Siberian Husky gets me out of bed, inspired or not.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my family and my dogs
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I tend to read paperbacks rather than ebooks
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do. It was a collection of the works of H.G. Wells and I enjoyed it thoroughly
How do you approach cover design?
With Imagination based on the story within
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical Novels and Detective Novels. It's a genre I like to read as well as write.
Describe your desk
Large dark brown Mahogany with black leather inlay
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in London and I've never lost my love for the place. I am fascinated by it's old buildings and the history that they must have seen.
When did you first start writing?
At Junior school
Published 2014-05-26.
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