About Cindy Cowles:
I’m a southern girl from Louisiana. I recently moved back after several years away. I spent my twenties traveling with a carnival, selling ride tickets and driving the trucks to move equipment. I’ve lived in or visited all of the 48 continental states and Canada. I plan to add Alaska to that list one day. I spent 10 years driving a dump truck and I loved it. My favorite thing to do is writing. I wrote my first poem when I was very young and my home town newspaper published it. My friends used to get me to write the poems they gave their guys/gals…it got me in deep dog poo when of of their sweeties found out and thought I had the hots for him. (yikes!) Lost the friend. Moral? Don’t write love poems for your friends – ever – if you want to keep them. I love writing sic-fi, fantasy, romance and erotic shorts. Oh, and I’m a proud grandma!
What inspires you to write?
The voices in my head inspire me to write. I have so many characters in there, and they whisper their stories to me. I can’t not write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a pantser. I sit down and just write. Well, unless I have several ideas clamoring for attention. At those times, I write down my basic idea so I can come back to it later.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes I listen to and talk to my characters…and they talk back, sometimes loudly – like if I’m trying to make them go a certain way.
What advice would you give other writers?
I’d tell other writers ‘don’t give up. Keep trying, keep writing. You can’t improve if you don’t even try. Be persistent.’
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I received my share of rejections from agents, possibly because I’m extremely confident, and started at the top. Then I stopped and really looked at the direction things were going in publishing, looked at myself, and decided I’d be happiest as my own boss. I published on Amazon, then iBooks, and Smashwords and B & N, and kept writing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of book publishing is going to heavily feature ebooks and Indie authors. Paper books aren’t going anywhere, but they’ll need to make room for ebooks and audio books.
What genres do you write?: Romance, erotica, fantasy and sci-fi
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Both eBook and Print
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