Interview with Mark Pannebecker

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When my characters start telling me what to do.
What do your fans mean to you?
I try to welcome all views of my work with humility, but I must admit my ego does like the fans more...
What are you working on next?
Myth of Love. It's a novel that follows a gregarious, likable philosophy student as he explores the myth of love as his thesis.
Who are your favorite authors?
Mark Twain and James Michener
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My future self.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Travelling.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth and to support friends/family who've published ebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was some anthropomorphic tale when I was in grade school about a talking car...
What is your writing process?
Mull over the plot. Build an outline for the story. Create a history for each character. Start writing. Research when needed during the writing to tighten up the story. Edit. Rewrite. Edit. Rewrite...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Hobbit. I don't recall any specific impact other than then general love of the universe Tolkien had created.
How do you approach cover design?
As a movie still.
Published 2016-04-23.
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Books by This Author

A Fool's Journey: Book IV, The Emperor
Series: A Fool's Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Benjamin Porter is on the company's fast-track and not all the power brokers are pleased.
A Fool's Journey: Book III, The Empress
Series: A Fool's Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Porter is solitary, brooding, and insecure after his recent betrayals. But in the spring, when Benjamin meets Emma Patricce, the head ornamental horticulturist at Patricce’s Nursery, his journey takes a decisive turn. But the first woman Ben has ever loved can only cultivate his mind and spirit so far; the rest is up to him.
A Fool's Journey: Book II, The High Priestess
Series: A Fool's Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction » Coming of age
When awkward 17-year-old Benjamin Porter gets seduced by the voluptuous actor Joan Ponti, a teenager herself from another school he meets at work, he feels he may have found his calling walking the boards. But the intrigue, lies, and manipulation off stage in Joan's scripted thespian world may portend tragedy for Ben.
A Fool's Journey: Book I, The Magician
Series: A Fool's Journey, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,420. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Benjamin Porter, an attractive, skinny, clean-cut, bespectacled 15-year-old is drawn to an outlaw motorcycle gang whose senior member lives across the street on the cul-de-sac of his quiet suburban neighborhood. Before he learns of the destructive nature of misused power, Ben will turn ugly.
Fraternity of Fractures
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,920. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Phoenix and Justin Sunder are master cat burglars and best friends until Dylan Panicosky enters their circle of hedonism and crime. Set in the blighted city of St. Louis in the ‘80s, Fraternity of Fractures is a love triangle played out in an urban setting full of nocturnal decadence and danger, with all the players fractured in their own way.