Interview with Peter James Bennett

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Watching my wife read hers on the beach one summer whilst I struggled to read a paperback.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When the Tide Goes Out - an eco thriller
What is your writing process?
Get up early, 5 a.m. and write until I drop!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by J Verne
How do you approach cover design?
Use an expert
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything with an environmental theme
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social Media
Describe your desk
Uncluttered. Ok, I lied. It's a disaster zone
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a true story which has happened before and will happen again. Wait and see.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Inner city Liverpool. A tough area but full of great people and some not so great.
When did you first start writing?
When I semi-retired​
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Literary agents
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We'll see
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Crafting a really good paragraph.
What do your fans mean to you?
Do I have any?
What are you working on next?
Tunnel Vision. Another eco thriller
Who are your favorite authors?
Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost - for poetry
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The daylight
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Walking on the beach and planning my next book, paragraph or sometimes word
Published 2015-10-20.
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