Thanks to everybody for the well-wishes the other day. I appreciate more than you know all the nice things that were passed along to me on my birthday. I hope you are all enjoying one or several of the free titles I gave away, and good or bad, I hope you might consider posting a review. Believe it or not, I do like to know what you think. And now, let me step aside and introduce you to Ey Wade...
What has led you to writing?
I started writing to answer a question in school. “What did you do on your summer vacation? My answer should have been, ‘I’m poor, duh nothing, but I made up a good story that got me an “a’ and from then on I was smitten.
If you had to pick one title of yours above all others to represent you for all time, which of your books would you select?
Without a second thought it would be the history book. Beadson a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History
Are there any of your titles that you wish you could do over now that you are a seasoned vet of the writing trenches?
No, not at all. I’m tremendously happy with what I have accomplished.
Poor editing seems to be a big issue in the Indie scene. What is your take on the subject?
I think it is a bit of a problem. Some people are in such a rush, have never written anything in their lives and just want to spit out a story without concept of the process.
The writing community can be its own worst enemy at times. What are some of the issues you see cropping up in the Indie world?
I see haters posing as reviewers. Other authors who deliberately establish false accounts on Amazon so they can tear down the works of others while praising their own.
I see people negating 5 star reviews into the realm of doubt and sock-puppetry. Eventually that star system will fail because of the jealousy others feel. I think it’s horrible to automatically doubt rather a book deserves its high rating if one never read it for them self. Solutions? I honestly have no solutions except to remove the accounts from the posers and leave the rest to fall as it may.
The social media is….
A great procurer of time, a tremendous asset, and a welcome form of entertainment.
Share some information about your work with us:
So far I have written 9 books-
Beads on a String-America’s Racially IntertwinedBiographical History (Non-fiction)- applauding the contributions of all races to America’s formation. It’s America’s first multiracial history book.
The Perfect Solution (suspense/women’s fiction)—a three-year-old is mistakenly given to a stalker by his preschool teacher. Mona, deciding she wanted Brhin as her own, spent weeks stalking him and his mother. In her delusion to finally do something right in her life she enters The Perfect Solution Childcare Center and leaves with Brhin-Kristoffer Teddi in her arms. It's a choice she is prepared to defend.
The Fishing Trip (Thriller)—a formerly sexually abused man evokes retribution on his deviant filled hometown.
D.N.A. (YA/Women’s Fiction)—Teen angst, bullying, drama, and mystery. Sometimes relationships in families end tragically. People leave; parents die, and lives change. But does it all have to bring out the skeletons in the closet?
The Women of the Hill—Five friends involved in a relationship with the same person, find away to survive.
When One Door Closes—Heartstrings, soul-ties, wishful thinking and a collection of four shorts and a long tale of fortitude, through difficult relationships.
What is one question you are sick of being asked—not in interviews, but by individuals who know you write?
To tell the truth, no one asks me anything.
How will you deal with negative reviews?
If they are legal deal with them. With e-books I try to correct the errors if they are typographical. If it is just the reader’s personal opinion, I ignore it.
How much reading do you get in, and can a writer excel at his or her craft if they do not read?
I tend to think one can. Though this is seen oppositely by others I think a lot of reading can become distracting and then you may pick up their habits.
Define “Indie Writer” and defend or attack their position in the book market.
Indie Writer—One who writes off the cuff or the seat of the pants and then goes out and has the manuscript published. I’m all for the Indie because I don’t think it’s fair to be skipped over by the big time publishers because of what agents want in queries. Awesome stories have been shoved down the tube for little things.
What projects are you currently working on?
A series of children’s picture books, a romance (three stories in one), thriller, and women’s fiction, and a YA
What is one thing about you that would surprise the readers who do not know you personally?
I’m not much of a movie watcher.
Why do you write?
Uhmm, that would be the urge to say something in a way no one else has done.
What is in your “to be read” pile right now?
There are way too many books to mention a title, in the fear of leaving off and/or offending an author.
If you’re ever looking for me, just know this, I’m easier to find than the click of your mouse. My books are found for Kindle , Smashwords , Sony, Kobo, Nook and on iTunes. - Visit my webpage: Into the Deep , Checkout the books I review, Watch Videos, and have conversations with my characters. Oh, if you like trailing behind you can follow me on twitter @ eywade or @jumpouttheboat and I'll probably follow you in return. To be even more social I can be found on the biggest spaces on the planet: Goodreads Facebook, Google Plus, and Linkedin So, that's it you don't have to look for me any further....I'm easy to find. http://flavors.me/imtheauthor