Interview with Richie Zarmajian

Published 2018-01-15.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Ideas, music, sketch pad, writing notes
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Walking, watching movies, social media, playing lead guitar and recording. I have Albums on CD BABY and online stores! ~ Richie Zarmajian I also have Photography at Dreamstime Stock images.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Itunes, iBooks, anywhere I can get an ebook to read or I'd use Kobo.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
"The curb dudes" was a short film on youtube, I converted the story to my first ebook for junior kids
What is your writing process?
I list ideas like a shopping list, actions, drama etc, in sequence, then detail the dialogue. I like to lighten the story with comedy if I can.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. "Cat in the hat", fun.and interactive.
How do you approach cover design?
Sometimes combining 2 images, or a main scene in the "story", plus short teaser description, I love designing my own covers, or doing them for people
What do you read for pleasure?
Spy stories, adventure
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Between New Zealand and Australia, and inspired by watching movies
When did you first start writing?
18 years of age
What's the story behind your latest book?
A bedtime story for junior kids, helping parents get kids to sleep
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control over creative process, plus cover design, and impact
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Productivity, sharing, feedback
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, and their feedback, keeping me writing
What are you working on next?
Part 2, and other related stories
where did you start the creative process?
I started writing and directing, animating, editing short films on Youtube, before writing an ebook
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Can't really say, all devices are different, and worth trying
What inspired The Curb Dudes Go Skywriting?
Well, after months of writing New eBook ideas. I came up with a simple story using also Adobe Photoshop and mostly Real photography and Effects. The eBooks just started to work together.
Skywriting Numbers & Alphabet?
Yes. A simple way to do Numbers and Alphabet, Skywriting. It is almost 3 dimensional the way I did the artwork. I have seen this while at the beach looking in the sky.
So why did you write a Thriller eBook
I think I got the idea watching Alfred Hitchcock movies. and listening to the screenplay writer. That was the next challenge as an Author. The Story was in development over a few years. I just started writing it as an eBook.
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Books by This Author

Portrait Of Darkness ~ I'm Not Jealous (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A young man becomes strangely jealous, when his girlfriend falls in love with the dark entity of a mysterious Rock Star painting.
Portrait of Darkness ~ The Gallery Part 1 & 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
They said it’s just a painting. But, what entity holds the power over the women in the Gallery and staff members to the Rock star.
The Curb Dudes - Go Skywriting Part 2
Series: The Curb Dudes ~ Skywriting. Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
The Curb Dudes go skywriting letters A, B & C is a fun adventure ebook kids will love. Helping Parents get kids to sleep.
The Curb Dudes - Go Skywriting Part 1
Series: The Curb Dudes ~ Skywriting. Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
The Curb Dudes go Skywriting Part 1. Skywriting the numbers 1, 2 and 3.
The Curb Dudes - Bigfella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Short “The Curb dudes – Bigfella”. Bad Cola and Clockfella are chilling on the street curb. They decide to go on a fun adventure in Bad Cola’s monster truck when suddenly they encounter the underworld of Bigfella. Can they escape Bigfellas evil plans?
The Curb Dude Kids - Bedtime Stories
Price: $1.10 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
The Curb Dude Kids is a short, fun, adventure story that kids will love. And it will help parents get their children to sleep too! Meet Fizzy Cola and Clocky