Interview with Maggie Moon

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I was a real luddite until about a year ago when a kind gentleman sent me his old Kindle complete with a 'slightly battered' vegan leather case that smelled of patchouli. And I'm getting used to it! I don't like that I can't flip back easily to odd pages and scenes, but I got quite nippy using the navigation in a spiritual protection manual I was reading recently, so I think I'm making the right adjustments!
Describe your desk
My desk was handmade by my mum when I was a bairn, and is a nice, solid pine thing, absolutely obliterated in items that I use throughout the day. Pens, cups, grapes, coasters, notepads, computer equipment, a Mason jar filled with more pens ... you get the picture.
When did you first start writing?
Since I learned to write. I even typed up a 'novel' and a set of illustrated short stories with an ancient Imperial typewriter before I was ten.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ethical witchcraft is a big bugbear of mine. There are all kinds of ordinary people out there using magick part-time, and they think 'yes I can', but don't always think about whether or not they should do a spell. I have been personally attacked in a magickal way twice in the last few years, and I wanted to juxtapose that kind of experience against the most perfect romantic relationship possible. And ... Sometimes I fall in love. Really badly.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Frustration at the slowness and the red tape of traditional publishers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be lost in a different world from the one in which I sit.
What is your writing process?
I tend to map or block out ideas before proceeding.
How do you approach cover design?
I find a cover image and then I beg my South African friend who is a whizz at covers to help me out. She does it in about ten minutes!
Published 2015-01-27.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Self-Torture for Dummies: A 21st Century Short-Form Saga of Love, Treachery, and Curses.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In 21st century love, what comes easy doesn't last, and what lasts doesn't come easy. Maggie Moon whisks her readers through the emotional pinnacles and hell-pits of love and loss, through poems of passion, jealousy, and witchery. Will it last? Can the lovers pull it together? Self-Torture for Dummies is a short-form saga of love, treachery, and curses, told in 21 short poems.