Interview with Leland Martin

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Coming up with an interesting story and actually being able to adequately capture it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working on cars, gardening, and home improvement projects.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Just simply cruising around. You can always find something. I like reading unknown writers because it adds an element of adventure.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think the first story I ever wrote was The Money Tree when I was in second grade. It was illustrated children's book from one of my dad childhood stories. I wrote the manuscript and did all the illustrations.
What is your writing process?
I generally come up with an interesting concept. Then I start planning out the main plot and write set pieces and other interesting pieces. After the planning, I start the writing in chronological order.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in second grade. I generally wanted to adapt other stories into writing. I did a lot of picture books. I didn't do much writing in middle school, but I had a renewed interest in high school. I started writing my own stories in high school and have been so ever since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I generally like to talk about themes, and then hang an interesting story on that. But my latest book is about what happens to someone when they possess god-like powers, and the public's perception of that person.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had all these ideas. I think everybody has ideas, but I wanted to be somebody that actually followed through with their ideas. It also provides me with a voice and a way to get ideas across through stories.
Published 2015-02-18.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

The Federal Space Administration
Price: Free! Words: 20,600. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A grand narrative of corruption, politics, and business. The Federal Space Administration shows the intimate relationship between industry and government's regulatory body.