Interview with Bud Maus

What is your writing process?
My writing process is a long and thorough study of the subject at hand. To date, I've written three books over a thirty year period. The first took fourteen years of daily playing Darts to learn and write my discovery notes . The second took six years while I analyzing Sudoku. This current book on Poker was twenty years in writing based on seventy-four years experience. The next three should not take longer than a year total. Again about a life-long passion.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No. I have read almost daily as long as I can remember.
How do you approach cover design?
My first two books were designed by others. Poker Mastery was chosen from a gallery of pre created images. Cover design is not a strong point for me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
An impossible task for me. Amongst recent reads, I would have to say any five of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. Why? He writes exciting, mind stretching, detailed stories..
What do you read for pleasure?
Almost anything thought provoking and original.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have not actively pursued this aspect of books, as yet.
Describe your desk
Most of my writing has been either on or in bed. Odd? Yes! However, where I am most creative.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Having lived in dozens of towns, mostly in Massachusetts, I cannot say this had any influence.
When did you first start writing?
1994.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A lifetime passion for Poker and the desire to pass on what I learned.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Ease of being published. I spent big bucks that I could ill afford publishing otherwise.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Too soon to know--my first book with Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting my thoughts out to others.
What do your fans mean to you?
I hope they learn something from my experiences.
What are you working on next?
Three books of word games.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lee Child and all mystery writers.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
At 80, just feeling like a teenager and helping others.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Dong Sudoku, church activities, loving my wife of 61 years.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually from email.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. Called God's Grace.
Published 2015-07-31.
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Books by This Author

All-nines Bonus Collection
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Bonus Collection: 50+ brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Ten
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Ten: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Nine
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Nine: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Eight
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
All-nines Collection Eight: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Seven
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Seven: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Six
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Six: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Five
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Five: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Four
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
All-nines Collection Four: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Three
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Three: 150 brain-stretching. Unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection Two
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection Two: 150 brain-stretching. unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines Collection One
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
All-nines Collection One 150 brain-stretching. unique, and challenging word puzzles. All answers consist of nine letters with no duplicated letters.
All-nines
Series: All-nines Collection. Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
All-nines 25 unique word puzzles. Enjoy yourself or share with a group.
7 Letters Free Introduction
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
7 Letters Free Introduction 105 Anagram Puzzles to solve. Stretch you brain.
7 Letters. 170 brain-stretching anagram word puzzles, with a different twist. Collection two
Series: 5-6-7 letters. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
7 Letters. 170 brain-stretching anagram word puzzles, with a different twist. Collection two
7 Letters
Series: 5-6-7 letters. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
130 brain-stretching anagram word puzzles, with a different twist.
Poker Mastery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Learn time-tested methods to improve your Poker game. Based on seventy-four years playing experience by the author.