Interview with Martha Wickham

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Wanting to get moving.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, getting on the internet, listening to music, or cleaning. I like shopping too!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Looking on the internet for my favorite authors. I do like reading on my computer. It eliminates all the space books can take.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was Love Letter. I was learning how to write stories from an author.
What is your writing process?
Writing down ideas, writing story, and then checking for errors.
How do you approach cover design?
I make it look as nice as I can. I feel like it matters to the reader. I wouldn't want to lose book sales.
What do you read for pleasure?
At the moment Gone With the Wind. I do prefer fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My computer, at this time I just copy and paste a book from the internet but it's so long I do it by chapter.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Author chats I believe. Having a contest was fun too. I gave away more than one book.
Describe your desk
It has my computer, printer, lamp, book, a few knick knacks, and papers I need now.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I moved to California when I was fourteen and started high school. I always wanted to be a writer so there isn't really an influence accept the book signing that was here helped me choose a publisher.
When did you first start writing?
When I was a kid I began a song.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have somwhere to publish an ebook in other places.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being creative and thinking of story ideas and characters.
What are you working on next?
A short story about a magic girl.
Published 2015-01-10.
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Books by This Author

Found In Misty Falls
You set the price! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
This book has the stories It’s Alive, Found in Misty Falls, Through the Snow, and Swamp Visit. These stories have new things for the characters to stumble on.
Flames Of Fate
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 38,040. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
The first is Rusty Reflections: Amanda Weaver is a high school student determined to succeed. Her life becomes an adventure when she meets her future husband. After getting married, they move to Parkersburg, West Virginia, to start a new life. While there, they meet Morgan Garrison. It is followed by the story An Affair In Bloom. The title Flames of Fate means love stories of fate.
Wishes, Gems, Disasters
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 19,090. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
Anywhere Else is the first story in this group of nine lives of total strangers. They live, love, and look for something good. There are nine stories called nine lives.
Relaxed Poetry
You set the price! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
A collection of differant poems by Martha Wickham. Some of the them are titled Relaxed, Find Me, and Wish.
Just For Now
Price: Free! Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Holly Moss starts out by living with her uncle near her place of work The Ticket Factory. When he gets into trouble with the law she runs away to a cabin. There she stays away from her troubled uncle until they meet again. In this story she stays safe and tries for her own happy ending.
Garden Of Desire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
This book has three short stories. They are Abandoned, Love Letter, and Healing Water. Abandoned a teenage girl is looking for her mother. Love Letter is First love. Healing Water has Frank Healed with his old motel where people are healed.
Led By Obsession
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Deanna Jennings is planning a vacation and she bought her travel tickets from a travel agent. When they don't arrive in her mail it becomes a struggle to get the tickets and he uses that as an excuse to have more time with her. Greg becomes involved in the death of Deanna's friend and Deanna must run from his obsession. She wants an end to it all and searches for a new life of her own.