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Kindle Author Interview: Frank Drury

Frank Drury, author of An Empty Sky, discusses his book, his journey as a writer, and self-publishing on Kindle.

DAVID WISEHART: What can you tell us about An Empty Sky?

FRANK DRURY: This is a story of vengeance taken too far that ends with redemption, of sorts. It is a sad tale of a broken man, yet it is also a comedy of his misadventures as he tries to run away from his old life to find a new one.

DAVID WISEHART: How do you develop and differentiate your characters?

FRANK DRURY: Each character forms itself organically as I write, although some are loosely based on people I have known.

DAVID WISEHART: Who do you imagine is your ideal reader?

FRANK DRURY: Someone in search of a story that is fun, thought provoking, and also reads fast and well—much like a very good movie holds the viewer from start too finish—edge of your seat.

DAVID WISEHART: What was your journey as a writer?

FRANK DRURY: I started as a struggling screenwriter in LA in my early twenties until the novel quickly became my favorite form of writing.

DAVID WISEHART: What is your writing process?

FRANK DRURY: I write several pages a day until the first draft is complete. Then the real work begins as I edit and rewrite until it is finished.

DAVID WISEHART: What authors most inspire you?

FRANK DRURY: Dostoevski, Mary McGarry Morris, Richard Russo, Tom Wolfe, Raymond Chandler, John Irving.

DAVID WISEHART: What one book, written by someone else, do you wish you'd written yourself?

FRANK DRURY: Nobody's Fool—Richard Russo

DAVID WISEHART: How have you marketed and promoted your work?

FRANK DRURY: By getting good reviews on Amazon.com, having my book placed in the local library system here in Denver, by having it sold in the local indie book stores, and by advertising with Google Adwords.

DAVID WISEHART: Why publish on Kindle?

FRANK DRURY: I personally read everything I read on Kindle and it is the easiest way to sell new self-published fiction, especially for $3.99! More readers hopefully equals more positive reviews.

DAVID WISEHART: What advice would you give to a first-time author thinking of self-publishing on Kindle?

FRANK DRURY: Go for it.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frank Drury spent the early years of his career as a struggling screenwriter in California before moving to the East Coast and  finding success in the high risk world of futures trading, which is where he gained the inspiration for this work of fiction. He currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife and daughter and continues to write fiction. He may be contacted at frankdrury@gmail.com.

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