Interview with Patricia Cowings

How do you approach cover design?
It was an oil painting I did several years ago. I called it "The Ego Trip" because I felt protected on all sides
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Martian by Andy Weir
Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein
The Foundation Series by Asimov
The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury
The Gunslinger series by Stephen King
What do you read for pleasure?
science fiction and fantasy
What is your e-reading device of choice?
and kindle, i-tunes e-books and audiobooks
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
have only tried smashwords so far
When did you first start writing?
As a teen
What's the story behind your latest book?
Stories of my life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just thought I'd try it and see what happens.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It inspires me to publish more!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Stream of consciousness. The words just come out
What do your fans mean to you?
It means the like the way my mind works!
What are you working on next?
A book about boys with magic. I think that's what I'll call it
Who are your favorite authors?
All the Golden age authors, Asimov, Heinlein, now I read Bova and others. Octavia Butler was a real inspiration. Too bad she left Earth so young
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love my work. I believe in what NASA stands for. Human potential, humanity's future.
Published 2016-01-02.
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Books by This Author

Boys With Magyk
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Four very different boys. One with an ability to heal the sick, one medical student who tried his skill at casting a spell, one on a visit to his old neighborhood and gets arrested, and one who was just born that way.
The Ego Trip: Four Fantastical Tales Featuring Women of Color
You set the price! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Journey into four very extraordinary worlds in the Ego Trip. The tales in this book feature women of color as they embark on strange life changing adventures. From a woman in India whose pride may be the cause of her impending death, to a young girl coming of age while discovering her magical destiny, these stories will enchant you with every turn of the page!