Interview with William J Ritchotte II

When did you first start writing and why?
When I was in high school.
I felt certain classes were being oppressed for political reasons and I wrote about it, was published by our local paper.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The overall theme is that humanity doesn't and shouldn't change much in their sexual behavior and just as people despite what has happened to them and in this book, humanity is down to a fifth of what it once was. We cannot continue to support companies and governments who are so greedy they will try and take down the whole planet for money.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The motivation is due to the fact that unless I actually have 50,000 followers or more for my writing, no one is going to take on my book. Publishing houses are for those who can rise above that number and keep the reader interested. If it was easy, everyone could do it. Thankfully this isn't my main profession. Just my favorite one.
How has social media contributed to your success?
By making my work known.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That it satisfies me and makes me feel good, cry, horny, angry, etc
What do your fans mean to you?
They are everything to me; an author who desires readers.
What are you working on next?
An occult erotic fantasy about a figure in history that has been misunderstood by so many.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, John Grisham, WEB Griffin, Clancy, Hemingway, Orson Scott Card, Phoebe Bodell, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, and a boatload of others. I read as many as three books at once and dozens per year. I love to read and listen to books. Every third or fourth is a biography.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life and love in its simplicity. I appreciate breathing, peeing and the other normally.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working out hiking, walking, weight training, and sprint sessions. For work I am a writer of technology. Engineer of databases.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Twitter.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It's a published work called "A little corruption is good for business"
It's pure fiction but the protagonists are my best friend, who passed too early, and I. I wanted something for his kids to pretend to know about him. His heart and his personality are in it.
What is your writing process?
Meditation and those days I have reached the center of nothing, there is something and I begin.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the Berenstein Bears in the Earth I was born into. I jest but something happened and now all the books are the Berenstain Bears. The impact was I like to read.
How do you approach cover design?
This is something I do not think to much about or I would go nuts. I have functional covers that in time a publishing house will do with their art department.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Ender's Game, Carrie, Talisman, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Why? Some feelings cannot be expressed in a short box and in short time. It has to be felt and believe me Ender's Game is profound and all the sequels.
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical Fiction and Erotica
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle readers
Published 2016-09-27.
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Books by This Author

Weird Tricks to Get Through Losing a Wife Without Losing Your Mind
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Sexual health
If you have lost the a wife or the love of your life and are now alone and facing the kids, their life and yours without "her" this is a book for you. This is a widowers handy guide to facing what comes. Its 10 pages of the most useful information I wish I had when it happened to me
Death Takes a Holiday - Free 68 page sample
Price: Free! Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
What if Lucifer was just another of God's angels working in an office like the prime minister of England has ministers to handle everything in the government. Lucifer is just a Minister of the Office of Satan. What if everything you were taught about Lucifer was a lie and that all the evil in the world is in the hands of the only creatures given free will by the Infinite One; you and I.
A Widower's Nightmare
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This is a short story about a man who thinks about cheating on his wife as he enters his midlife crisis. The idea of it stuck with him as his marriage began to run downhill. He encounters a woman unlike anyone he's ever met. She is the vision of his fantasies and loves to be with him. This friendship and tension explode when the man is widowed. What happens to him is a common story.
Cold Meats, A sex at work series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Teenager has his cherry broken in the meat cooler at work by a teen redhead who is everything he desires...today! This is a work of fiction about an event like the one the author had in his teens with another teen.
After work first time glory hole
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
This is about a bore young man at work who finds he wan'ts to enter the nasty domain of glory hole sex. Really short but fun. I am looking to get the right producer interested in my ideas. I have a ton of them.
Disciples of the Past
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,830. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
It’s been 50 years since humans left the underground cities; the result of an ecological disaster. Earth’s fossil fuels are banned and people took to space for their energy needs. Humanity is a fraction of what it once was but they have been given a second chance. Harry Stillwater is a former government psy-op agent who is now a truck driver in space.....to be continued inside!