Interview with Marios Savva

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Paid promotions through the internet, although with minimal results.
Describe your desk
Messy!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in England and Cyprus. They both influenced my writing due to various experiences. My Christian Orthodox faith has also had an impact on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
2014!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is another installment in the Man from the Yard series where a a supernatural evil lies behind a series of mysterious murders in New York. A renowned British detective is called to put a halt to the murders of the clergy and get to the bottom the heinous crimes.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I felt that the stories I had in mind would be enjoyable and a unique read for people. When I would tell friends about a story I had in mind they would get blown away!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Just started today. Will let you know in a few months!!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The personal joy of creating something out of nothing, the toils of the work in progress, and the reaction of readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
Don't have that many!
What are you working on next?
Another installment of the 'Man From the Yard' series
Who are your favorite authors?
Dostoevsky
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
How I can add to my soul, to love Christ more.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Home, playing with my nephews, and football.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Dark of Night in 2014
What is your writing process?
Think about the story in brief, it's beginning, middle and ending. Then work out the characters and the sub plots. Then go over some of the dialogue between characters in my mind. Continue dwelling on the story development, AND THEN sit down to start writing. The contemplation process, for me, lasts about a month before I sit down to write the first chapter.
Published 2017-10-27.
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Books by This Author

Dark of Night
Series: The Man From The Yard. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,210. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
It now followed her to Whitesands. There was no escaping it. It would get her too. Who could save Jane from the inevitable? Sheriff Jake, the sheriff of Whitesands, a former inspector of Scotland Yard and world renowned detective, now faced his greatest ever challenge. With the help of his best friend and deputy, Chief, these brothers-in-arms will be tried and tested like never before.