July 29, 2016 by Stephen Bentley
Meet Jack Kregas Indie Author
This author interview first appeared on the Stephen Bentley – Author website. It is reproduced here for maximum exposure to the new #indie author feature series called ‘Author Spotlight’ on the author website. The second reason is ensuring that these interviews appear in the weekly newsletter from Expat in Bacolod. Enjoy the interview and stay tuned as there are some crackers lined up.
Jack Kregas is the first indie author in the new series of ‘author spotlight’ interviews.
Author Jack Kregas
Jack Kregas was born in the northeast of the United States. He now is an Australian citizen living in Brisbane. After publishing his first book, an autobiography of his adventurous life in 2015, he has written three more books and is at work on a fourth book.
Jack’s website is to be found at www.jackkregasbooks.com
Why do you write?
I started with a story of my life to my Aunt who did not want to read it. I rewrote it as an autobiography. I enjoyed the process and wrote a novel on euthanasia without mentioning it in the tag lines. I created a new hobby with writing.
What are you currently working on?
I have finished a second novel, Mystical Glasses, a crime thriller, available in a couple of weeks. I have started on a new novel about an evangelist.
From where did you draw your inspiration to write your latest book?
Mystical Glasses came from my playing poker in tournaments around the world. The new book because I always wanted to be an evangelist.
Which writers had the most influence on your decision to write?
Honestly I did not think of any. I do not consider myself a writer but a storyteller.
What was the last book you read?
The Nuremburg Puzzle
Do you suffer from writers’ block?
The simple answer is no. I sit down with out an out line or plan and write whatever comes into my head. I never know exactly where it is going. It as easy process for me as I am on the fifth book in the last 13 months.
Biggest frustration as a self-published author?
Understanding social media does NOT sell books and getting readers to write reviews.
Reviews for books are vital. Any tips on getting more reviews?
I wish I knew the answer. It is truly frustrating.
Do you use social media? If so, do you like using it?
It is a good place to meet people and learn from them. I value the help I have received from different sources as I had no idea what I was doing a year ago. That is why I believe it is useful.
Who is your biggest fan?
I am slowly earning a fan base. My biggest fan is me. I amaze myself what my mind comes up with. If I was more twisted I would be a better fictional story teller.
Many people have a bucket list. What is #1 on yours?
Again I am different as I have always done as I pleased all my life, whatever the adventure. I get an urge to do something or go somewhere and do it. I don’t make plans.
Any special message for your readers?
Please if you read my books or any books, put up a review. Reviews are the life blood of anyone writing and marketing a book. It is a thank you that is much appreciated.
Thank you, Jack! That was certainly interesting.
Jack Kregas’ first book ‘It’s All About Me’ is available on Amazon – click here to buy it now!
I’ll let you into a small secret now. I have read that book and did enjoy it. And yes, Jack, I did leave a review!
You may also check out Jack’s other books by clicking on this link.
I have never met Jack Kregas but he sounds like a fun guy. As he says, he is a storyteller. Whether you are an aspiring writer or established author you may want to check out these two products. Both are designed to assist the writing process whether you are experienced or not.
The first is a self-editing tool that I use and recommend. It can be used right from your browser and it’s called ProWritingAid.
The second is a program devised by an author with more than 70 titles on Amazon. It is a guide to making money by selling books on Amazon and it is called Kindle Kash.
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