Interview with SK Fordham

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children nagging if it is time for breakfast already, I am sure all parents can relate.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, or chasing my tail so many things to do. I am continually running the kids to sports or school, watching my international karate champion husband train. oh and working, I work full time as a registered nurse. I love to dance and do so when ever there is a free moment, be that with a broom in hand or if I actually make it somewhere that has a dance floor watch out I'll be there..
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am now addicted to facebook groups, and people letting me know what is a good read, if I am on site to download a book, I love to read the blurb and normally by the time I have read that I am hooked in.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I always was writing a story of one kind or another, though I do have one that stands out when I was in year 8, that was a murder mystery, lets just say I scared the teacher a little with the content, I haven't written a murder mystery since.
How do you approach cover design?
I have so many idea's running through my mind with cover design, I love design of anything, so my first release cover, has been changed a million times. I hope everyone likes it, I love it, I wanted to have something sexy but different, but not too far afield. I did spent a little time at a cemetery taking pictures for the back ground, but wasn't happy with them, and I did have a friends hands tied and tried that too, but seemed to point in the wrong direction. So anyone wants to let me know what they think I'll happily listen.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love fantasy, be that magic, demons, time travel, vampires, or erotic fantasy. I love hiding in another time and place and learning what makes a character tick, I love that you can fall in love with a character or hate a character, wish them alive or dead and no harm comes to no one, plus you can travel the universe, or the globe without leaving your couch with a hot tea in your hand. So my fav five would be six actually; The Magicians apprentice by Trudi Canavan; Wheel of Time by Robert Jordon; On Radji Beach Ian W. Shaw; Barred to you Syliva Day, Destines to Play Indigo Bloome; and I love the Temptation series By KM Golland I love her characters, and humour.
Describe your desk
Great question, my desk is my lap, I used to have a real desk, in a closed off study. But found I cant concentrate in a closed off quiet area, it seems to eerie. So now I sit in the lounge, the kids play next to me, the tv will blare, or hubby will be watching sports, or maybe I might sit up late by myself, but there will always be radio or tv on in the back ground. I guess you could say I am a little unconventional like that.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in an outer Eastern Suburb of Melbourne, which was a remote rather small town, where everyone knew everyone. It gave me perspective of life long friends, how people you think you know sometimes you don't, which will feature in both Chained and Chained to you.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A widowed mother finding her way in life and learning to cope without a husband she has relied on since she was a teenager. Her struggles with moving forward and accepting she is a sexual person, and wiliness to learn to love again.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It was something I always wanted to do, I had started and given up a million times over, never really satisfied with the character I had in mind. Then a friend published and I realised I had been letting my dream go by, so I picked up a pen and the rest is history.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has enable me to self publish, which means I have been able to do it all my way, and anyone who knows me knows I like to do things my wya. So thank you smashwords.
Published 2014-03-11.
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