Interview with T J Vernon

When did you first start writing?
I remember taking a crayon to the wallpaper of my bedroom. I was three at the time, and my mother was so impressed by my writing skills that she screamed.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Duh! My latest book is a story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Money.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Money.
What do your fans mean to you?
Money... come on, what did you expect?
What are you working on next?
Another money-spinner.
Who are your favorite authors?
T J Vernon and... I'll let you know.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The bloody alarm clock.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cigarettes, and whisky, and wild, wild women... but don't tell my wife.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look....
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
A begging letter to my bank manager.
What is your writing process?
Turn on computer, place fingers on keyboard... the rest is in the hands of the gods.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
A reply from my bank manager... I nearly killed myself.
How do you approach cover design?
One pixel at a time.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Cheque book, wine book, little black book, cooking book, and the Karma Sutra. And you have to ask why?
What do you read for pleasure?
My bank balance.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Shouting from the highest mountain... I'm still evaluating the technique.
Describe your desk
Wood... and flat.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I can't remember, but I learned early-on the benefits of penning great begging letters.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They give me money! Duh!
What is your ambition?
To die rich.
Published 2015-12-29.
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Books by This Author

The Trainer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 184,400. Language: British English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Overrun with perverts and miscreants, Cramptonshire is a county in crisis. A firm hand is needed, a trustworthy hand, and the county’s new Chief Constable has one of each. With a blank cheque in his pocket, and the glint of nobility in his eyes, he sets about his task with an efficiency destined to attract love and loathing in equal measure.