Interview with William M. Schmalfeldt, Sr

Who are your favorite authors?
Without a doubt, Stephen King leads the list. Elmore Leonard, people who write the way real people talk.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The coffee ain't gonna make itself!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching Cable News, working on my podcast, missing my wife.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't actually go looking, but if I trip over one that seems intriguing I'll give it a try.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Ever wrote, or ever published? My first published novel was a bit of political satire fiction called "...by the people..." and yes, it's still available. Get yours now, cuz the price is sure to rise after I'm murdered by right wing extremists.
What is your writing process?
Prrraaaahhhhh.... sessssss???

I sit down and write until I feel like stopping.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Hey, I don't remember what I had for lunch today. I'm old, dammit.
How do you approach cover design?
Generally from the side. I try to distract the cover before I attack it. If it sees you coming, it will be off into the thickets like a rabbit.
Describe your desk
Mostly wood with a computer and a telephone on it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Spent my first 15 years in Iowa, graduated high school in North Dakota. I think living in small town America gave me a sense of how people actually communicate.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact that agents don't return an e-mail unless your last name is Rowling.
Published 2015-11-12.
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Books by This Author

The Widower's Mite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,100. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is a modern day, true telling of the parable of the Widow’s Mite. I offer it as a small measure, a “Widower’s Mite” if you will, to put a spotlight on someone who would crack my skull for drawing attention to her if she were still living, but someone whose life could be, and should be, an inspiration to all of us. I dedicate it to the memory of the most inspirational person I ever knew.