Interview with Robin Peatfield

How do you approach cover design?
Tried to capture a flavor of what the book contains. Don't like to use "off the shelf" designs but rather spend time to create something that really captures the essence of the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Peasant King, because it was my first book, how could I not think this is a favorite?
The Changing Stone, because it is my current book, it has to be my current favorite!
Ivanhoe, a classic story, hard to find books like this anymore.
Henry V, inspiring!
The Princess Bride, my kind of fun.
What do you read for pleasure?
no specific genre, if it looks interesting I will read it. I like historical books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't really done any marketing. I really should make an effort to do that. Has been mostly based on word-of-mouth.
Describe your desk
nothing special, keyboard, mouse and big monitor.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a rural setting in Nottinghamshire, England. Inside the boundaries of Sherwood Forest, very close to Robin Hood's Major Oak. That means I have fascination and link with Robin Hood stories, medieval life, and historical events to that region.
When did you first start writing?
As long as I can remember. At school I was well known for my stories - but it remained a "hobby" as work and career dictated my time. Eventually I was encouraged to returned to writing and publish.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Just have fun!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A close friend motivated me to publish.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Too soon to say - but it's a great resource for anyone who want to start :-)
Published 2015-10-15.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

The Changing Stone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,250. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When two college students in modern day New York discover an old stone relic, it changes their very existence. The stone was created by the ancient Druids to protect the Celtic people - it's power drawn from the inner soul of the stone's keeper. While Tom is fascinated by the ancient writing on the stone, Steve is obsessed by its power. However, the stone has a deadly warning...
The Peasant King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,060. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Adventure » General
When the King dies, the Queen is ecstatic — until she discovers the King sired an illegitimate son eighteen years ago. So begins a wild ride as her dim-witted assassins bungle one assassination attempt after another until the chaotic, hilarious climax. Add a beautiful Princess, a Black Knight, and an incomprehensible French messenger – and someone will die in this wry, whimsical adventure.