Interview with Roger Harrison

Where did you grow up?
I was born and grew up in Mississippi.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 14 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book I am currently writing is about Cancer. My Mom died from Cancer last year.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Again it was my Mom. She was a very creative person and always encouraged me to be creative also. When she passed away from Cancer I decided to start publishing my writings.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has enabled me to distribute my books to a wider audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It lets me share the feelings that I would otherwise keep inside of me.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the most important thing to me. It means someone really cares about what I write and hopefully it helps them know they are not alone in the way they feel. I hope it helps them know someone else cares about and can relate to the way they feel.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a sci-fi story called "The Sanitarium View". It tells of a man who wakes up in a Sanitarium and of his journey to find out how he got there and why he is there and the frightful discoveries about himself he makes along the way.
Who are your favorite authors?
Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The dread that one day I will not be able to.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading and listening to the radio. I am currently reading a book about Sigmund Freud that deals with Life and Death..
What is your writing process?
I start writing and I write a little on one book than stop and start writing another book. I have about 3 or 4 books I have started. I then go back to one of them and soit down and write on one a little each day until I finish it. Then I go back to another one I had started and finish it.
Published 2013-08-30.
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Books by This Author

Catfish Trailer Park - And Other Southern Tales
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“Catfish Trailer Park - And Other Southern Tales” are the three Southern short stories “Catfish Trailer Park”, “The Dark Seam” and “Penelope”.
The Misunderstanding
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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A man and a woman meet and part with the same yet totally different impression of what happened.
Presumed Dead
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A man is stuck between life and death trying to make his way back home and to his one and only true love.
The Sliver Of Light
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Inspirational
A man is beaten and locked in a dark room. Can he find his way out of his desperate situation or will he be stuck in the dark forever? Find out when you read this short story from Mississippi writer Roger Harrison.
The Sanitarium View
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When a man wakes up in a Sanitarium he must try to figure out how he got there and why he is there. Join him on his journey and find out the disturbing discoveries he makes along the way. Also included is the short story “Lettuce Is Real”.
Flowers And Candy NOT Included
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
“Flowers And Candy Not Included” is a book of original romantic poems. This book of love poems will melt the heart of your lover. This book includes the poems “Flesh And Spirit”, “Soar”, The Perfect Night” “Sexy”, The Last Sunset”, “Love Works” and more. This book does not include flowers and candy. Those you must provide yourself :)
Heaven Bound
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
"Heaven Bound" is 9 original Spiritual poems and one short story I wrote that I hope will help uplift your soul. Some of the poems are entitled: "Heaven Bound", "I Believe", "The Answer", "The Shroud", "I Found The Way", "Unconstitutional God", "Everlasting Peace", and "The Last Homecoming".
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders
This is a book of fifteen original poems about cutting. These poems may be disturbing to some readers but cutting is a silent epidemic. It is estimated that more than one million people in the United States cut their self or self abuse their self each day. Most are teens and some are adults. Almost all are silent about it. If a problem is not confronted and talked about how can it ever be solved?
Alien Midnight
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An Alien comes to earth to warn of its impending destruction and tries to get the daughter of a cowboy and a biker chick to help him. Can this unlikely duo save our world and everyone on it? Or will one mans prejudice doom our world?
The Book Of Blue
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
“The Book Of Blue” is twenty-six original poems I wrote in the periods of my life when I was sad. If you have ever been sad I am sure you will be able to relate to these poems. The titles include: “Trapped In”, “Night Owl”, “A Silent Clown”, “The Hole Truth” and “Insecurity”.