Interview with Crystal Perez

What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
PDF since its the only one i can use
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Free books only, cause i don't like to pay for books
Describe your desk
sometimes organized, sometimes neat it depends on how my ideas are
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Well i grew up in Brooklyn, NY in my 1st half of my life then in my 2nd half till now i love in the western side of Puerto Rico and well growing up in Brooklyn influenced me by being much more exposed to different people of different cultures than being growing up in here (P.R.) because i'm just exposed to the latin culture and i tend to use more of my new yorker basis for my stories because of the diversity of languages and customs of the people there.
When did you first start writing?
Wow , it was actually back in 2008
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I guess my love for writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get to share it to people, because not alot of people especially here in PR know about vampires, werewolves and none the less fairies. Except for those who are deeply curious about the subject really know of these subjects
What do your fans mean to you?
aw they mean alot to me.
What are you working on next?
Some paranormal investigative stories
Who are your favorite authors?
Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Anne Rice, JRR Tolkien.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
the greenery of nature and if i'm lucky i get to go to the beach.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Just surfing the web reading, Manga, Stories on wattpad; Smashwords and Booksie And listening to music.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Just skimming on by
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
hard to say i'm still trying to write that
What is your writing process?
wow, Meditation, watching alot of shows, books i read, analysing people, Music.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes it was the tale-tell heart from Edgar Allan Poe . I opened up my love for horror stories in both reading them and writing them.
How do you approach cover design?
I use photo bucket and some searching images on Yahoo of what i want it to be.
Published 2013-11-21.
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