Interview with T.R. Duff

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read everything on my laptop at the moment. It is just more convenient for me. I do have a tablet and may switch some time in the future but for now it is kindle for PC.
Describe your desk
My desk is where ever I have my laptop. I do move around when I am writing but mostly I write at a table, with all my papers scattered around me.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all along the east coast. We lived in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and finally settled down when I got older in Virginia. I think that has made my writing better because I got the chance to be around so many different people and experience the subtle differences in life that the places generated. I understood very early that someone who lives in Georgia would act differently than someone who lives in New York.
When did you first start writing?
I started my first book in college but I have been writing since I was about six years old. I would write short stories and poems mostly.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wrote the book for my son because he wanted a dragon story one night. We decided to write it "together", which basically means I did the writing while he listened to the story. He would name characters for me though.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the freedom that being an indie author provides. I am not tied down by a contract or stuck in a particular genre because of my publishing company.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I think the greatest joy of writing for me is the actual writing itself. I love being able to create the characters and how they react to whatever situation I put them in.
Who are your favorite authors?
Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite author. I love his work.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son, who wouldn't let me sleep late even when I really want to.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend most of my time with my son, whom I home school. I enjoy teaching him and going places together.
What are you working on next?
I am working on another Fantasy novel about a solider who is recruited by a sorceress to help her complete a quest. I try to show modern day reactions to magic in the novel. I have used some historical information when I developed the plot.
Published 2014-05-29.
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Books by This Author

Dragons of the Dark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,930. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Lost deep in an undiscovered portion of a commercial cave something watches Jayco. It's claws dig deep into the rocky outcropping hanging over the underground lake. As Jayco draws closer, it's lips curl into a menacing grimace. The young boy searches the room for a way out. His flashlight suddenly illuminates the dark, imposing figure of a dragon.