Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started to write short stories at ten, worked as a journalist and in the media for all my life, but have never found the courage to publish a book – until this year. I had The Story of the Fox and White Rabbit written and ready for years. Finally, I did it at the beginning of 2017. Now I’m about to publish the second one while also working on the third.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The title of my new book is How to Self-Publish Your Book: The Fast, Free & Easy Way. When I first self-published, it was really hard and I had to learn everything from scratch. The most overwhelming part of it was trying to find the information that would be of real help. I bought a couple of books, but none turned out to be suitable for an absolute beginner like me. So I wrote what I learned to make it easier for others.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
When I have trouble sleeping, I get up and write until I collapse from exhaustion. It can be most productive.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
There have been so many… I love everything unusual and touching and spiritual and deep.
What are you working on now?
I’m just about to publish How to Self-Publish Your Book: The Fast, Free & Easy Way, but I’m also working on the sequel to my first book, The Story of the Fox and White Rabbit, as well as my autobiography – I plan to focus on the weirdest parts of my life.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have yet to discover that! So far, writing a blog worked quite well. I got some success with Amazon ads but was not too happy with how cost-efficient they were. Now, I’m trying out ads on Goodreads and book promotion sites.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you don’t love what you do and believe in it, it will be hard. Stay true to yourself and your voice.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Take it one step at a time.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading every book by Laurence Gardner I can get.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Self-publish more books, I hope to self-publish at least two in 2018.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take my e-reader with all the books I have uploaded there. (As well as my computer since I would spend most of the time writing anyway.)