Interview with Timothy Voigt

How do you approach cover design?
I believe it should show good style and inform on what the book is about.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1 The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks. A great read in fantasy.
2. Chuang Tzu. A great informative book on Taoism.
3. Bible. A great book for anyone.
4. Spock's World. A great read for any Trekker.
5. Tao Te Ching. A fascinating work from China.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Tell others on social media.
Describe your desk
Neat and organized.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Neenah, Wisconsin. A great place to dream, to wander, to just learn about life.
When did you first start writing?
2007
What's the story behind your latest book?
A quest to save a world from a dark tyranny.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Income, creative drive.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
New market to show works.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thrill of making up a story, you write the outcome.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything.
What are you working on next?
A book on a science fiction adventure.
Who are your favorite authors?
Terry Brooks, JRR Tolkien
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thrill of who knows what is next.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
TV, walk, other activities.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read through plots.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No
What is your writing process?
I think and wonder if I am in the mood to write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No
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I write hard, but wonder if I succeed.
Published 2015-01-09.
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