Name: Bobby Sanders
Book Title: Hunter: A Western Adventure
Genre: American Western Fiction
What made you want to become a writer?
I had a story to tell. It was there in my mind for a while, so I sat down and started typing.
Million dollar question, are you working on another book?
(More like the hundred dollar question)...but yes I am. It's a second Hunter story. I'm about fifty pages in.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
What do you think about the ebook revolution?
It makes books so much more accessible in this get it now culture. I haven't been to a book store in a couple of years, I'm ashamed to say. It's just so easy to get on Amazon and a few clicks (or taps) and your reading. I don't know if it has bread more readers, or just flooded the existing readers with and endless supply of literature. Some good, some not so much.
What is your advice to Indie Authors? On writing? Marketing?
I don't have any. I'm looking for advice myself. My sales aren't stellar right now. I'm doing giveaways hoping for some reviews.
Do you still write? If so, what does your typical day look like?
I still work a full time job. I usually write in the evenings. Quiet time helps me.
Pen or type writer or computer?
Do you write alone or in public?
Music or silence?
Depends on my mood.
Goals of certain # of words a week or when inspiration strikes?
I just try to give it an honest 1 ½ hours a night. If it's flowing I'll go longer.
What tactics do you have when writing? (For example: outline or just write).
I just let the story flow if it will. If I have an idea that I feel will fit in later I'll write a note and save it.
What has your experience been like as an new Indie Author? Bruises, Highlights, and lessons?
Don't expect that since you worked your butt off for a year, proofread, re-wrote, and self published this thing that people will buy it. I an still trying to figure this out. Making friends on Goodreads makes sense to me. Hopefully I can get a few of these authors to read and review my work.
What have you put most of your effort into regarding writing?
I have a first hand knowledge of the area I write about and the tools of the trade. The story is what is the most challenging for me.
What is your book about?
My book is a story of a bounty hunter in the Indian Territory in the mid 1880s. His name is Frank Hunter. Funny how the name fits they'd say whgen he collected the rewards. Hunter didn't see anything funny about it.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Oh my characters are totally in the driver's seat. I am as interested in what's next as anyone.
What has been the best compliment?
I had a guy send me an e-mail that said, “Hunter is as good as any Louis L'Amour book I've ever read.”
What book that you have read has most influenced your life?
Who is your favorite author?
Guilty Pleasure : Stephen King.
Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Please write a review. I think feedback is so useful.
Do you have any hidden or uncommon talents?
I sing well, (I do a spot on Elvis Presley impersonation) and play guitar badly.
What gives you inspiration for your book(s)?
Reading and Movies.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Some are based on people I know. Some aren't.
Do you have a day job in addition to being a writer? If so, what do you do during the day?
I am an electrician.
Do consider yourself to be a successful writer? If so, why? If not, what would make you successful?
A few sales would make me more successful, but the first page of my book says “If nobody reads this but me it will have been worth it.” I still believe that. I had to do it and now I have to do it again.
What genre do you consider your books? Have you considered writing in another genre?
I write Western Fiction. If I have an idea in another area, sure I'd write in another genre.
What do your friends and family think of your writing?
They're all very supportive and seem to have enjoyed it.
What would the main character in your book have to say about you?
I see him as myself. His ethics, his attitude is mine.
Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Clint Black, or Toby Keith
How did you get to be so witty, funny, and good looking?
(This obviously was a question that I was asked.) Just lucky I guess.
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