Interview with spxlennox

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look for real life stores or at least where the writer has experienced what he is writing about. My book is a bit of both as I don't have a ghost writer I don't want to get sued for libel! I like book by publisher Authentic as they are real life.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was called 'End Of Days'. (Film done since, not by me! A bit macabre and about 50 pages long as Revelation in the bible has always fascinated me especially with the trouble in Syria and Eygpt at present that I believe was predicted. Further study shows that the antichrist will come from a Mediterranean country if you belive in the Bible.
What is your writing process?
I always write a rough draft and always struggle with the first chapter which always takes the longest until I get flowing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I loved 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' and 'The Devils Disciple' by George Bernard Shaw. The latter had a huge impact on me.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm not a graphic artist so I keep it plain and simple. I would need somebody to do this for me!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use an Amazon Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Being a humble carer just word of mouth and twitter. It would be wxpensive to promote a self published book.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Blackpool and the poverty strikes you like a kick in the teeth.
When did you first start writing?
I was always more number oriented as I worked in I.T. for over a decade on ORACLE systems. I only started writing properly when I turned 30 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Being homeless in 2012. I really did think that my life was over and was quite happy to die as mentioned in the book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Smashwords. I think the website is one of the best around to help new authors.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Thanks to Mark Coker it has helped me produce an epub in a decent format.
Published 2014-06-25.
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Books by This Author

Adult Coloring & Painting World Pictures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
This is primarily a kindle version to view the paperback in full before purchase.If you remember painting by numbers you'll love this book. There are no numbers but full large colour pictures.This is an adult coloring or painting book with stunning pictures in full colour for the artist to copy onto the grey templates outlining the pictures.
Learn maths with Poodle (using numbers 1 to 20)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Parent participation, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Preschool & kindergarten
Poodle the fluffy pink lovable dog teaches infant school children simple addition and subtraction between numbers 1 to 20
Learn Numbers And The Alphabet With Poodle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 310. Language: British English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs
Poodle the fluffy pink lovable dog teaches pre school children to count up to 10 and learn every letter of the alphabet.