Interview with Steven D. Davey

Who are your favorite authors?
Mark Twain, William Pike, Maggie Mahar
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The constant movement of the cat walking on me, the loud meow's for food and my wife's cold feet.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping, Eating, Surfing the Web, and thinking about that next story.... but mostly sleeping and eating.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check out the Smashwords' latest books!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, it was so long ago... perhaps when I was 15 or 16 years old. I remember it had a lot of fantasy sex in it, like most 15 or 16 year old boys think.
What is your writing process?
Write the scenes as I see them in my head. Find a common thread for the scene, link it to other scenes that make sense, finally... write the next 15 drafts and become sick of the story all together. Let the story rest for a year or two, then pick it back up and see if it makes any sense & finish it with the fine details and editing.

So, in short.... a completely disorganized - non time or deadline driven style of putting thoughts to paper.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
James and the Giant Peach, the Charlotte's Web, and a old book my Father has called "Pinto's Journey".
One made me adventurous in spirit, the other made me realized we have a limited amount of time on this earth, the last made me think it's o.k. to take risks every once in a while but to be prepared.
What do you read for pleasure?
Phil's Stockworld Newsletter. Because it shows what a game the entire Investment industry is, and how the only people who really make money at it are those who are inside the industry.

I also read a lot of the news commentary. I tend to ask the questions that are not asked, you know, things like "Who or what benefits from this "side or portrayal" of the story that the media is presenting." As always, follow the money and you'll find the motivation behind the press release, or political comment.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon Fire device.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Ha! I've yet to find success in a marketing strategy for the stories I write. Probably I would suggest start low in price, build a following... then you can start charging for what you've written once your "popular" or at least have a small following of readers.
Describe your desk
A complete and total mess. No place, no space, a frustrating view of life's small stacks of #1 priorities..
Published 2016-05-03.
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