Interview with Stan Grimes

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Ipad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use Twitter and seem to get more hits on my books. Pinterest is useful as well.
Describe your desk
Messy
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural Indiana, but I became a man in the backseat of a Chevy van.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing little bits of poetry when I was nine.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am working on a third installment of my Tom Becker series about a dog named Rooter who is more human than he is dog.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I tired of rejections and small publishers that gave little thought to promotion, editing, and all that rot.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They have been able to disperse my books to some very promising publishing houses.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing keeps my mind interested in the universe and the human condition
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have many fans, but it is nice to get positive feedback on occasion
What are you working on next?
As I mentioned before, a third installment to my Tom Becker series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Frost, Plath, Vidal, Sexton, Koontz, King, Uris, and many more
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Hunger
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Listening to some bluesy music and hammering on my guitar.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and sometimes Smashwords
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No but I'm sure it was nonsensical
What is your writing process?
Stream of thought mostly
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Great Expectations opened my mind to so many things.
How do you approach cover design?
I suck at it but can't afford to pay someone to do them for me.
What do you read for pleasure?
Koontz, King, and Frost
Published 2014-04-03.
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