Interview with KA Finn

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Kindle - I literally can't go anywhere without it.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far Twitter and Facebook have been the main ones.
Describe your desk
It's either really organised and tidy or looks like a box of paper has exploded on it! Depends on my mood.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Southern Ireland. Where I grew up didn't really influence my writing - but what I watched did. I was (and still am) a fan of Star Trek TNG. I was completely hooked and would watch it every day. I think this was the biggest influence.
When did you first start writing?
I started on the idea for the book when I was still in school and it grew and developed from there. I took quite a bit longer to finish Ares than I planned but it was worth it. I'm a really annoying perfectionist and found it hard to finally let go and publish
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had a story to write and I needed to get it out.
What are you working on next?
I always planned for there to be three books in the series. I've just finished working through the plot for book two so it's on to that next.
Who are your favorite authors?
JR Ward, Andy McNab, James Rollins, Tillie Cole, JD Robb, Chris Kuzneski and Stephen Leather are my main ones but I literally have hundreds of book on my Kindle.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look through Amazon about once a week and see what takes my fancy. It all depends on the cover blurb not the price. If the book sounds good I'll give it a go.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was the very first draft of Ares when I was about 16. I still have it and read it every now and again. The characters are still recognisable but the story is very different - much more innocent. And the writing - cringe!
What is your writing process?
For the first book I was a dedicated pantser. I just wrote whatever came into my head. I had a file of random scenes which eventually arranged themselves and became the book. It worked for me for the first one but I've plotted the second book from the start.
Published 2015-03-23.
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