Interviewing Author Lewis Smith
When did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. I have always wanted to write. I started one novel in high school, and another while I was in the Navy, but finished neither. I did write several short stories, though, one of which was published. But in 2012, I finally decided to go for it and wrote my first novel, THE TESTIMONIUM.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. They are usually related to the plotline. THE TESTIMONIUM was about Pilate's long-lost report to Rome on the crucifixion of Jesus. All the titles are based on the storyline.
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I just finished up my sixth novel; until it is accepted for publication and released I am going to focus on promoting my other titles and working on a screenplay for THE TESTIMONIUM with local filmmaker Holly Rice.
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. I've written short stories and articles for hobby magazines since I was in high school; I wrote my first complete novel in 2012 and it was published in 2014.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. Hustle hustle hustle! Getting published is the first step in a very long struggle to create your brand and find a market for it.
Q 6. where can people find you online?
A. First of all, check out my groovy website, www.lewisbensmith.com.
It has links to all my books, my blog, and my YouTube channel.
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future
A. I will keep on writing till I run out of stories . . . which will probably be when I die or shortly thereafter! LOL
Q 8 how many books have you written
A. I have five books in print, all traditionally published by the wonderful guys at Electio Publishing. Number six is complete but not sent off yet.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer
A. I got a bachelor's degree in history and English and a Master's in European history. I didn't pursue those degrees with writing in mind but they have come in very handy!