Interview with Rondall Brown

What's the story behind your latest book?
I am intrigued by local histories and legends, plus I have always enjoyed a mystery with plots and subplots.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Probably my interest in reading. I, primarily, did it for myself to see if I could write one. If it sells, fine. If not, I have accomplished my primary goal.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has enabled me to publish a work that may have taken a lot more time in the other publication formats. Plus, it was fairly simple to organize.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Probably just personal satisfaction. Plus, it keeps my mind active.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am not sure, yet. Honestly, I don't know if I have any fans beyond my wife and sons.
What are you working on next?
A murder mystery with unique clues that one can use to determine the killer. It would be almost like "Clue" in a more academic vein.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, Charles Dickens (wide range)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My job and just the wonderfulness of the world.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy hiking, gardening, international travel, and sports.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I just search tools with key words.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was in the 1st grade, and it was about a bulldog.
What is your writing process?
A lot of though. Write, rewrite, edit, and get a good cup of coffee.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I really don't.
How do you approach cover design?
I rely upon either the experts or one of my sons who is a graphic artist.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Unbroken--History written as a great novel
Great Expectations--Just a terrific read
The Bourne series--Escapism
The Cay--Shows survival and human emotion
Summer of the Monkeys--I like laughter
Published 2014-03-08.
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Books by This Author

Echoes of the Mind
You set the price! Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Kyle Suncloud’s world is torn apart when his parents decide to move from Southern California to rural Oregon. He leaves behind his best friend, his school, the girl of his dreams, and dire warnings not to make the move. Upon arriving in Oregon, he must adjust to a world of few friends, strange occurrences, and fear—fear of a local canyon where people have strangely disappeared over the years.