MK Williams is an Indiana-born, Philadelphia-raised, Florida-transplant working and living beneath the sunny, and often rainy, skies of Tampa. As a writer Williams has penned three novels, the first to be published being Nailbiters, as well as many short stories. Williams' writing influences include a lifetime of watching suspenseful mysteries and action movies and reading Stephen King, Ian McEwan and J.K. Rowling. For more information on the premiere novel, Nailbiters, and forthcoming novels and collections please visit: https://1mkwilliams.com/
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I spent a fair amount of time and effort submitting my first two novels to literary agents. I put a lot of weight into the notion that if I was accepted by the literary establishment I would be considered a "real-writer." Fortunately, I was reminded that the very act of writing makes me a writer, not the approval of a middle-man.
I decided that I would put my stories out to the world and define that as my success. Ultimately the stories I write aren't about my own ego or need for success; they are about my characters and telling their stories with honesty. As an indie author, I have the freedom to tell these stories and that freedom is very rewarding.
Describe your desk
I am always working from a laptop, so my desk is sometimes a couch, a pool-side lounger, a plane, or a patio.
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