Interview with Michael Ables, Jr

What is your writing process?
The Lucy Walker Chronicles Book #1 was written without a outline. Things would come to mind when I sat in front of a keyboard. I took a lot of notes when I was out or away from my computer. Book #2 was mostly done by a outline! By the time I was in the middle of writing I saw how I wanted the series to end. I sat down and wrote the last chapter of book #3. Then I went back and completed #2. That was a major mistake. After knowing where I was headed it seemed that I was forcing myself to complete the series. I didn't want it to end. This world I had created was my life and my every thought for a year.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first major series I really got into was the Harry Potter series. Then the hunger Games. I've always been late coming into a series. By the time I began, the books were already there. I also like Curtis Jobling, Morgan Rice(love her series)
How do you approach cover design?
I spend hours looking through selfpubbookcovers.com. When I see it I know!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter - the world J.K created was beyond imagination. It's easy to get lost.
The Sorcerers Ring - I literally couldn't put these books down. I was captivated by the world and creatures she created.
Wereworld - These took awhile for me to complete. Once again the world he created was beyond imagination.
Spooks series - Once again the world he created
A Harbinger P.I. Novel - Just found this indie author and I really like the whole P.I.
What do you read for pleasure?
I've gotten into some indie writers. I just got done with Adam J. Wrights P.I. novels. I like reading where I'm living, and exploring a different world.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use android playbooks
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Facebook
Describe your desk
Messy! There's cups of coffee, bottles of water, notebooks, sheets of paper, and my little black book. Who know's when a character will start talking?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Weston, WV. I've always liked writing. I've got notebooks and notebooks of things I've written. I've always worried myself about letting other people read what I've written. That is until last year. The first five chapters of TLWC was sent to several publishers, and I got an acceptance letter a few months later. After that one letter I havn't been able to stop.
When did you first start writing?
I've written all my life. I've never finished a completed work until February this year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Lucy Walker Chronicles Book #1 The Beginning: Follows a young girl in the midst of a thing(zombie) outbreak. She mets up and falls in love with her neighbor Lee. Being the daughter of a man who worked for the government. She offers Lee and his family a place to live, and the technology to keep them safe. Will they be able to fight the hordes of things? Will Lucy be able to circumvent her uncle’s attempts at stealing her father’s technology? Will help come? Find out in this three book series
What motivated you to become an indie author?
While I do have several copies being viewd by traditional publishers, I've chosen the Indie way so that I have FULL control over my stories. I don't want to hand over my work, and let a publisher use the base and re-write my story.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashword has helped a lot. It allows me to offer my book to a wider audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I sit back and have written that last sentence of a book.
Published 2016-07-09.
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Books by This Author

The Brothers Chronicles Book 1: Seth
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In book one, the Vampire, Seth begins the dark's assault on humanity.  Moving from city to city, killing, enslaving humans, and feeding on them. Upon the death of their mother, the brothers learn of their destiny and family secret. It's now up to them to stop Seth's army and save the world; but first, they must learn fast.
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Join Cheyenne as she ventures to save Christmas. She will have to help her mom rekindle her love of Christmas or the magic will dissappear forever. Can she help her mom find the love? Can she defeat the fire elves and save Santa? Find out in this action packed holiday adventure.
Cheyenne and The Witches
Price: Free! Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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Cheyenne and the Mermaids
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Join Cheyenne as she ventures to the sea. Can they find the pearl of power? Can they rescue the queen and the mermaid pe
Wolf: The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Three separate stories, leading up to the release of the full book "Wolf"
Midnight Book 2
You set the price! Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Can Grant and Kelly keep their humanity, and save their baby? Can they fight off the witches, and deadly hunters? Join the fight, as vampire, hunters, and witches battle it out. There will be blood, death, and salvation.
Cheyenne & The Easter Bunny
Price: Free! Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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A Mother's Snowflake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
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Legends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
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Midnight Book 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Can Grant fight the human emotions Kelly brings out in him? Can he control his hunger? Will the lure of her blood change him into something else? Will an ancient prophecy be fulfilled? Can they fight, and escape the hunters and witches? Find out in the “Midnight Saga Series”
Book #1 The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 105,160. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
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Before The Lucy Walker Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Two separate stories leading to the upcoming "The Lucy Walker Series" Find out their stories a week before they met. Find out what happened to Lucy and her brother when they tried to get help in town. Learn what led Lee and his family to move from their home, and hide.