Interview with Steve Lake

Published 2016-09-12.
When did you first start writing?
about 30 years ago but life got busy and onto the back burner it went.
What's the story behind your latest book?
my latest book (a taste of my thoughts Volume 1) is the beginning on my first step to my path of a 1000 poems
that i decided to write after my dad passed away. he wrote music and he too was restricted by life not getting
the chance to share his work.
always wanting to be a comedian young in life i have always found humor in all I see and do. i see the smiles and laughter comedians bring into this world so in my own way this is my contribution to brighten the world just a little
bit more than when we woke up this morning.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just like music being released on you tube for unknowns to open a door into the world for all to see, i follow their lead with smashwords as an indie author. life is too short to be restricted by a suit and tie sitting behind a desk
with their personal biases influencing my chances to present the world with my difference in a poem or short story.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
brand new here and just released on sept. 2016, i will let you know!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
the opportunity to vent my thoughts from my head so I remain civilized in my other pursuits.
bottom line it would be a thank you, a tear or a simple smile in return for my writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have no fans yet, but they would be cherished!
What are you working on next?
volume 2 through volume 40. in spare time a murder mystery and i have several kids books going on, busy, busy, busy!
Who are your favorite authors?
good question! i will let you know, i most watch versus read.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
my pain pills and damn it, it is a new day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
self employed, mowing and upkeep on 11 acres, feeding and yelling at all the wild cats on my truck, feeding my dog and poop time, cleaning the explosion of papers on my desk which are replaced every night by a sprite little elf, seriously you don't want me to go on, it's too long.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
so far so good. new to it but it has been very interesting.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
yes
What is your writing process?
seriously? i hate to say this but it is early in the morning with a cup of coffee and the solitude and comfort of the bathroom. a cushion seat helps me endure my time when i am inspired by more than several poems.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
no
How do you approach cover design?
back again in the bathroom i was working on a poem the eluded me so i thought i would sketch out a cover and realized i like the difference it expressed like my poems, so i sold it to myself for $1.00
p/s thanks for the head up on Gimp2, it really helped with my cover design work.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
that is my wife's department, but 5 would not be enough.
What do you read for pleasure?
technical manuals
What is your e-reading device of choice?
desktop pc or laptop. with age also goes your sight.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
still new right now releasing first book, but my focus is on the younger crowd doing their magic!
Describe your desk
organized very messy
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
in Texas, and it did not influence my writing at all. I can find funny things equally in the world at large, that is my home.
Write your own question here!
write my one answer here!
will people like my work?
they will after a 1000 poems because i will grow on them!
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Latest books by This Author

A Taste Of My Thoughts Volume 5
Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Volume 5 consist of three poems brought on by my random Morning thoughts. They are Empty Spaces, Through My Eyes and The Lonely Walk Of Two. Please follow me or get lost with me inside these words of truth. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts The Echo
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Some things in life are greater than oneself. Some walls will be large and others will be small. Upon its doorstep, face to face you will know.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Oh Mighty Beer
Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's beer thirty somewhere. A little spiff about beer and the problems that plague our relaxing moments.
A Taste Of My Thoughts An Illusion Before Sunrise
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We often wake in a haze wondering what time it is and even what day it is. This occurs more often as you get busier and older. Please reflect and enjoy.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Death In Nature And Heart
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
We often regret things in hindsight. Nature has been cursed by the hand of man in almost every aspect. This poem is just another example of hindsight.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Will Anyone Fight Back?
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
n today's society, the world is upside down and sideways. When will the madness stop? No one is perfect so the world should get off Kevin Hart's backside, accept his apology and hold him responsible from this date on. Give Kevin back his Oscar moment!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Does Anyone Really Care
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In today's society, we run on blind faith that someone else will fix the problem for us. So we ignore our children whims and quirks looking towards a future day when they will outgrow their little problems or that is every parent's hope. This poem is an example of children's reality and our nightmare. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts I Talk, You Never Listen
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's all about communication. To be the best communicator would prove you are not human. We are all flawed in some fashion, but when we talk it seems to rear its ugly head more often than not. So enjoy my babble.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Happy New Years
Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The new year is all about making a change and promises made. You could also say self-promises broken. Humor is the only cure for what ails you during the new year. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Why Reindeers Cry
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Some days you just have to poke fun of something. So why not Santa Claus. So I jumped on the bandwagon. Please talk it with a grain of salt. Thanks.
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