Interview with David Berna

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that if i stay there, I might miss something.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a habitual app downloader. I download apps like crazy. Even apps I know I wont use. I just like finding new things and, honestly, I'm a big kid.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Wattpad is an amazing resource. I love the stories you can find on there. Other than that, I utilize Google and Amazon.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do! My first story was called, Mean Bean. When I was a kid (and even still) I hated Lima Beans, so I wrote a story about this big lima bean that was mean to all the other vegetables. His only friend was Jr the broccoli.
What is your writing process?
That depends on the project I'm working on. If I'm writing a full novel the process is much different that writing an article, blog post, or short story. Typically, I just sit in front of a keyboard and let my fingers have at it!
How do you approach cover design?
I go on Fiverr or Freelancer, post a project, and hire an artist. All I do is share whats in my head.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet because its amazing.
A Confederacy of Dunces by ...Toole. This book is hands down gold. Literal laugh out loud moments.
The Sci-Fi Trilogy by C. S Lewis. This is my favorite trilogy of all time. (C. S Lewis is my favorite author too)
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis. When you read between the lines and understand the symbolism of the story, you are moved.
Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. This book will forever have a special place in my heart.
What do you read for pleasure?
Facebook. Twitter. Books are still published?! Okay, I admit that I read the Entrepreneur magazine and I really do read stories on Wattpad!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Everman, Tx. I think being from a small town and knowing every body gave me the ability to find a story in every thing. Everyone had a different view and I enjoyed listening to all the different tales.
What's the story behind your latest book?
There's a lot of race issues going on in this country and no one stops to think about how it affects mixed families. As a mixed person, I have experienced first hand how the race issue puts up barrier in the family. I just want to paint a different picture than that of what we are used to seeing.
Published 2017-04-06.
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