Interview with Amari A

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was one fish two fish red fish blue fish and it actually is the reason I'm obsessed with crazy and weird things today. Thank you Dr.Seuss.
How do you approach cover design?
I actually do this before I write one word iny books. I work off what I know about my characters and bring that to life on the cover. Some may think its crazy but it works for me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1.Xoe
2.Twilight
3.Harry Potter
4. The Fallen Star
5. branded
I'm really not sure why their my favorites other than they hold my interest no matter how many times I read them.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read paranormal romance and fantasy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I would say twitter, word of mouth and just plain old luck.
Describe your desk
A mess. Lol. No literally its a mess. Pen here, pencil there, laptop, soda, doughnuts, pictures, books, you name it and its probably on my desk. Lol.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country and I wouldn't say it influenced my writing much other than the creatures that I think of in my mind. Small towns make for big imaginations.
When did you first start writing?
In elementary school I realized I had talent. Well my teacher did. Then in high school I penned my first book and never looked back.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well I always wanted to write a book about a heroine who wasn't too thrilled about being the heroine. Laid back and unique. Plus I have a fascination with dragons. So semaj was born.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to be in control of my own career and not be confined to the contracts of a publishing company.
Published 2015-03-24.
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Books by This Author

Semaj
Series: Semaj Teen Dragon. Price: Free! Words: 31,440. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
I was just your normal teenager. Okay not normal after all I am a dragon. I was just trying to make it through high school when my parents decided to spring some horrible news on me, proving that parents just don't understand. They say I'm the chosen one but I can't even catch a cab! Let alone save my dragon kingdom! Are they crazy? Do they really think I can pull this off? I guess we'll see.