Smashwords Interviews

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Samantha Marie Page

What do you read for pleasure?
James Patterson books
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
small town MN . Adventure in my world
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview


What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
For my audience, Facebook has provided the best means of targeting my audience
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Western Wisconsin, on a small hobby farm. Many of the experiences I document on my blog and in the book Filling The Pig are based on the experiences I had
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

A.P. Fuchs

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was an uncompleted novel about spiritual warfare and followed a warrior angel. In terms of a completed story when I started taking this business seriously, it was called "Rag-man" and was for a small publisher. I believe I received a token payment for it and it is collected in my book, "Magic Man Plus 15 Tales of Terror."
What is your writing process?
It's very simple: write draft one, run spellcheck, print and edit longhand, type in those edits, print and edit again, type in those edits, then send Draft Three off to my editor. Get it back, go over his edits, which I count as Draft Four, then go through it once more myself before publication.

I don't edit as I write, but just let the story come as it does, scene by scene, bit by bit, careful that each word serves the story and keeps the plot moving forward.

I like to write on a portable unit so I can write wherever, and then do the other drafts on my desktop computer because that's when the production process of turning that first draft into a published book begins.
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

Hilary C.T. Walker

What's the story behind your latest book?
"The Jack Harper Trilogy" began as one short novella, "Riding Out the Devil."

The book was inspired by my son's heroic battle with ulcerative colitis. Witnessing his determination not to let this awful disease define who he is, I was moved to create a protagonist with the same illness. My son has proved that a normal life is possible, and I set out to show this through Jack Harper, a talented horse trainer and lapsed Catholic with a dark past.

My uncle read the book and said: "There is a much bigger book trying to get out."

He was right, and the trilogy was born!
What do your fans mean to you?
Feedback from fans of my books has been vital in encouraging me to continue writing, as well as helping me decide which direction my next book should take. I do listen!

For example: I was going to finish writing about Jack Harper after this trilogy. But so many readers have asked for more books about him that I am now working on his next trilogy! :)
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

James E. Bender

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well.... Now since this project is completed, I am trying to invent a new fly for larger Pike/Musky. Trial and error...mad scientist stuff. I think I am pretty close... but.. you need a buyer for your product and that's marketing.
What are you working on next?
I'll stay with the mining sector. Maybe a subject on past ghost towns that have abandon mines with a history. Some type of witch spells cast upon the area to stop future miners from entering the closed mines.
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

Robert Wright, Jr

What is your writing process?
I think that i have a unique writing style. I create my characters and a basic idea of their adventure and then I let
them tell the story. I don't outline or have a certain goal in mind for my main character just as in real life we take an unknown journey.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books of all time is the Harry Potter series. I will sit down at least once a year and go through all the books and I am always finding something new in them. I think that these books are the pinnacle of opening up new worlds for readers and try to match my writing with that idea in mind.
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

Luigi Wewege

What inspired you to launch your business?
The Global Credit Crunch had relatively little effect on the New Zealand banking sector. In part, this fortunate stability was a result of the health of the country’s financial market and lending sector, which always faced much sterner regulation and control than many other countries during the boom years between 2002 and 2007.

For such reasons, since the 1990s, New Zealand has been the destination of choice for global investors, who have been well rewarded for their faith. Particularly, those from countries such as Japan and China, who flocked to place their household savings in New Zealand, have since received interest rates well above their domestic offerings.

It became apparent to me in late 2013 that many global investors wanted to enjoy the attractive rates offered from New Zealand, without exposing themselves to exchange rate risk and thus the idea for the financial services Group – Vivier was born.
What issue does your core product help solve and how so?
Vivier & Co is a boutique financial services firm with a core focus on offering our private clients high-performing savings accounts without market risk volatility.
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

Sebastjan Videtic

Zakaj prebrati knjigo podjetnik danes?
Protekcionizem je varovanje nacionalnega originalnega znanja pred novim znanjem s strani mladih. V gostilni prodajamo pečene ribe. Protekcionizem ne deluje , če pečene ribe vsiljujemo, ko trga ni več. Prilagajanje trgu in strankam pomeni da v gostilni pečemo sedaj čevapčiče, ker se je trg spremenil. Ampak z novim izdelkom lahko trg povzročimo. Kar povzročimo lahko tudi izkoriščamo. V gostilni ponudimo nov ribji krožnik z 30 imi vrstami rib pečenimi in očiščenimi. V tem primeru poizkusimo povzročiti nov trg. Z novim znanjem in z novim izdelkom. Prodajamo svetovno novost.
Published: January 16, 2017. Read Full Interview

Геннадий Гиренко

Геннадий Гиренко
Писатель фантаст.
Какие книги вы написали?
В 2015 году я написал свой первый фантастический роман "Дезертир", но после публикации я взглянул на него по-новому и решил отредактировать, тем самым начать цикл. Так появился роман "Великолепная Ангел". На данное время завершает цикл моих произведений фантастический боевик "Гости"
Published: January 15, 2017. Read Full Interview

Darryl Goode

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, Charlotte's Web. The story taught me to never give up, to fight for what you believe in, and trust that the outcome of your circumstances will be what it's suppose to be.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are Grandpa and the Rainbow Fish, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Charlotte's Web, Harlequin Romances.
The reason why I chose Grandpa and the Rainbow Fish is because it deals with relationships, emotions, and overcoming bias. The story of Tom Sawyer appealed to me because it deals with poverty, telling the truth, and not succumbing to peer pressure. I enjoyed Huckleberry Finn because it touches on freedom, commitment, and love. Finally, Harlequin Romances were also a favorite because I'm a romantic at heart.
Published: January 15, 2017. Read Full Interview