Interview with M. Demetrice

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with family or simply reading my fellow indie author's work.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through writer groups
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! The Shack. It was about two girls who walked into a haunted forest and discovered a shack with rooms that were haunted and led to other dimensions.
What is your writing process?
I start in the middle of the story and work my way back to the beginning and finally the end.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first memorable story I read was Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. It has been my favorite book every since. I hope to one day to write something as great as what I read.
How do you approach cover design?
Oh. Covers can be so hard. Luckily, I have a husband who takes the lead in creating my covers. I let him have total control of creating my covers.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Swan Song by Robert R.McCammon - its simply a great book. Good prevailing over evil. Grandae Coop by me of course. I read this story and cannot believe I wrote it. I just love the story - I had my grandfather in mind when I wrote it. Anything by J. California Cooper, that lady knew how to write about life. By the end she made you feel better about yourself.
What do you read for pleasure?
Eat. Honest truth. My husband and I enjoy getting in the kitchen and cooking together.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm a newbie. I'll let you know when this begins to be more effective :)
Describe your desk
Very organized.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a town where everyone leaves and returns later in life. My stories are influence by wanting something more but in the end, discovering you had everything you ever wanted.
When did you first start writing?
Elementary.
What's the story behind your latest book?
You have to read it to find out
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The relaxation. You can simply lose yourself in your story.
What are you working on next?
A book based on the lottery and death
Published 2015-02-13.
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Books by This Author

Ripples of the Abuse Monster
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,330. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
When it comes to a mother’s duty to protect, Bobbie falls short. She has a history of looking the other way, allowing her kids to fight a battle that isn’t among drug dealers and bullies, but inside the home shared with a man considered father and husband. Will her children win the battle or be torn apart?
The Russian’s Kiss: four lustful short stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This collection includes four tantalizing stories of lust and love.
Heartbreak Reminisce
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Cynthia reminisces about a married lover that knocked at her door bringing with him rain, sex, and heartbreak.
Goodbye: a short story compilation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Goodbye Grandae Coop, a remorseful man must give a final goodbye to his recently departed grandfather. Iron & Metal introduces Karla whose husband is snatched from her life just after bidding goodbye. Finally in He Fell UP, a mother, faced with her husband’s truth about her autistic daughter, must accept a life changing farewell.
Big Mable's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mashups
Big Mable, a former slave, remembers the day she was given the important task of issuing curses to the worthy and the deserved. After two centuries as Curse Giver, her body has finally declined into old age. Unable to shed the curse-giving energy, she sits in her rocking chair surrounded by photos of distant family, memories of a slave owner who loved her, and the man that denied her his love.
Tabitha Fay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A leather bound book is being read today by four generations of women that have lived a life in the shadows of Oak Tree Hill Mansion. One girl in particular takes refuge in that shadow – she is the splitting image of Tabitha Fay – a girl who was once loved by a paraplegic father and openly despised by a mother who once held great power until Tabitha ripped it away while inside her womb.
Tabitha Fay & The Olds
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » African American fiction » General
in Tabitha Fay - Rita Fay’s magic awakens a nearby tree farm causing the shade and flowering trees to become alive and freethinking. Read The Olds to discover more about this strange phenomenon
The Olds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
Zelkova’s life is coming to end. Soon she will leave Linden behind to enter After Old and be made into something greater than the tree farm where the trees live similar lives to humans. How will Linden react once Zelkova is gone and he is now the Old being catered by his new companion?
Dance Screw Immortal
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
An immortal being gives the woman he carnally desires his immortal bite and together they ride a sexual wave that last for days
He Fell Up
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
A daughter's deep connection to her decease father sends her mother searching for the exact cause of her husband’s bizarre death and the answer to her greatest question: Is it possible to fall UP?
U-Turn: A Happy Ending
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
All U-turns lead to the opposite direction and what Jalil had in mind sent him not only the opposite direction, but in love’s direction.
Russian Kiss
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Ivan, a Russian immigrant meets Zontie, a country girl who knows nothing of the world. The down-to-earth millionaire shows her what life truly can be, starting with a Russian Kiss.
Iron & Metal
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Widowed and suicidal, a grief-stricken wife awakens in the hospital with new hope growing. Will the child growing fill the loss or will Karla completely lose her sanity and give in to the Iron & Metal that took her beloved away?
Sadie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00)
Sadie, a quiet friendless girl, is loved by doting yet strict hardworking parents. She only has God to talk to until one day she meets Clawson, the unloved son of an affluent family. Follow Sadie and Clawson as they discover their strengths and then have them tested by something supernatural.
Poetry's AIDS
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Tasha Owino and Marcus Poetry appear to be the perfect couple but unfortunately, unbeknownst to Marcus, Tasha is torn between her fiancé who treats her as a delicate flower and a man who ravishes her body with ferocious passion. With each guiltless moment, her lover gives her something that is nonrefundable. Read this two part story and find out what happens when one partner plays with fire.
Goodbye Grandae Coop
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Remorse and self-blame weighs heavily on the black sheep of the family which leads him to speak to the ghost of his recently departed grandfather.
Carrot Cain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00)
A couple’s romantic weekend in the mountains becomes an unfathomable nightmare when something small and unnatural creeps into the world.
Multi-Genre Short Stories by a Woman Whose Husband Holds Her Purse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,640. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Brace yourself for NINE engrossing stories that will pull you from reality and transport you into the realm of enthralling imagination! Immerse yourself into the delicate life of the heartbroken lover, lustful sinner, the innocent child, and finally into the open arms of life and sudden death.