What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Friend to friend has been the best way to get my books out, also giving away my business card with the names of my books.I would say the next was running a special on a countdown.
Describe your desk
Jeez, my desk looks as though they did a test for the Atom bomb and a dozen post it note packs got blown there. Not to mention a few coffee cup rings and some bills that haven't been paid.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up poor in Dallas County,Texas. The houses we lived in were used first as places to store hay, then as our rent house. My father was an uneducated brilliant man with too many kids and not enough money. Me, I was the fifth kid in the seven row circus. I didn't have much, didn't get much,and didn't know I needed anything else.
When did you first start writing?
My writing started in high school, first as a poetry piece for the school paper. Then as I saw my life I wrote it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book I am writing is a fantasy. I like three genres', Murder mysteries, Historical fiction, and Fantasy. I am trying all three. The two murder books are part of a series of stories with Maude Rogers as the older female detective who chases psychos and other killers. The first one is "The East Avenue Murders", the second," Murder on Edward's Bay." The third book that I will publish soon is a fiction offering dedicated to my grandmother and my mother, saluting their and also my Native American heritage. I will publish under my maiden name, Linda L Davis, in honor of my deceased mother, Lois Davis. She would have been so proud of me.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The sheer precipice that must be climbed for standard publishing pushed me toward Ebooks. I can do that.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I will know more later.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love writing stories that other people like to read. I have no desire to educate or proselytize, I like entertaining.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are precious indeed and mean a great deal to me. I love reading reviews and I also write reviews for other people's books. I know how very important it is to me to see what my readers thought. Even when they hate the book.
What are you working on next?
Fantasy and the next Maude Rogers crime novel. Two books in the chute, neither ready yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wow. Good thought. I like some of the standard, Larry McMurtry, Tolkein, George R. R. Martin,Jean Auel, Stephen Hunter. Lots of Indie authors are great. Too many to mention.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The new day, new beginning. God's mercy.
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