Each week a member of Indie Authors Unite! will stop by to answer twenty questions.

Twenty Questions
with an Indie Writer

1. Name: G.W. Jefferies

2. How long have you been an indie writer? February 2011

3. What formats do you publish in? (Kindle, Nook, etc.) KindleNook   

4. What genres do you write in? Contemporary fiction, dystopian fiction and science fiction

5. Are you on Twitter or facebook? If so, addresses: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GW-Jefferies/179761548705146

6. How do you want your readers to feel after they’re read your book? I want my readers to feel and understand why the main characters feel the way they do. Ultimately, I would like the readers to feel satisfied with my works.

7. What’s your current book?
Apolo Drakuvich – 33,100 word novella, Undead in the Head – Short Story, The Wind Changed As I Lay Dying – Poetry

8. What’s your next book about? Dystopian science fiction. A dictator in control of Earth goes back in time to find himself (who is the leader fighting against the dictator) to try and change future events. Basically, the good finds out he is the bad guy in the near future. 

The book is about control and understanding of ourselves and it’s an anti-Star Trek view of the future.

9. What types of jobs have you had other than writing? I worked at a library cataloging books.

10. What did it feel like when you were first published? I was proud of myself for completing the manuscript of Apolo Drakuvich and it felt absolutely wonderful publishing the book.

11. What’s your go-to song when your writing muse needs to be recharged? I don’t have a go-to song but I do usually listen to Simon and Garfunkel or something similar when I write.

12. What do you do when writer’s block strikes?
I listen to music and try to unwind.  Sometimes I get writer’s wind and I have to write something down before it falls out of my mind.

13. What’s the best compliment your writing ever earned? It was a random stranger stating that they want to continue to read the book because of the last sentence in the first chapter.

14. If you’re stranded on a desert island with a solar battery recharger, what would you be reading on your Kindle? I would be reading books by Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, William S. Burroughs, etc.

15. If you could have dinner with three other writers, who would they be? Dead or Alive???  If I could alter the universe for an evening and bring back some people from the other side it would be Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut and William S. Burroughs.  If I can’t alter the Universe, Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen King, and Carlton Mellick III.

16. What’s your blog and/or website address?
My blog is The San Pinto Times at www.ezbeanz.blogspot.com

17. Cats or dogs? I love both! But if I have to choose one over the other…cats.

18. Cake or death? (To soothe the boisterous Eddie Izzard lobbyists…) “Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry…”

19. What fictional character do you identify with most? I’m a combination of different characters from literary works and movies: Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate, Clark Griswold of the Vacation movies, Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) in I Love You, Man.   

20. What’s the closing line of your latest book? Adios f*ckers.