The first story I ever wrote that I remember was when I was in primary school. It was a science fiction piece in that I was taken for a ride in a spaceship to a planet that was covered in gemstones and returned safely home before anyone noticed I'd gone. I still love to search the heavens looking for that spaceship.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a great journey. I can escape into a world of my own creating and meet some very interesting characters. It is renewing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As any one who writes knows, getting into the published market is extremely difficult. Writing poetry makes this reality even more difficult. I wanted to share my writing and becoming an indie author makes it possible to achieve this. Smashwords makes it even easier with the free information guides written by Mark Coker. And not to be forgotten, the royalties are better as an indie author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Oops! pre-empting the question! The guides published by Mark Coker cover everything a hopeful author needs to know to create great content, a great product and maximise exposure.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are a great reflection on your work. They enter into this world and travel with you and hopefully enjoy that trip. It is extremely reaffirming to have feedback on your work.
What are you working on next?
I have a novel I finished in 2016 that needs editing and a title! I've also got a number of projects I've started that need a lot of work to complete. These include projects for junior readers and adult.
Describe your desk
My desk is fairly cluttered and fairly organised. I have recently upgraded fro a corner desk tucked away in a corner. I have storage drawers for my pens, pencils and notepads while I keep a thesaurus and my manuscripts on the desk (along with the used ink cartridges I need to recycle). I have surrounded myself with inspirational quotes, pictures and anything that catches my eye.
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