IndieView with C.R. Leverette author of Trouble in Peaceful Haven

Do you have a target reader? About the book
What is the book about? I love dreaming up planets, alien life, and everything that comes along with it. This is usually pretty light and not overly in-depth. I began writing the book in early 2015. Both. I thought that blending the two together could be great. A friend of mine is a great graphic artist, so I hired him to do the cover art. On the world of Antridi, the Peaceful Haven settlement was established as a throwback to simpler times, modeled after the ideals of the Old West ways on Earth. I felt that I wanted to do it on my terms for now. Of course, as any fan of fantasy and science fiction would say, I love J. Tolkien. It’s not easy, but if you stick with it, you can make it happen. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? I think blending the sci-fi elements with the western elements was the most difficult. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? Movian Jenks lives on an alien world, the first to be reached by humans. I do outline, but it is very basic. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) He set the stage for so much that is now commonplace and I have been a Middle Earth fanatic for most of my life. R. So so many. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? As of now, I do not. I had a blast forming the world of Antridi. I generally start with some outlining and character profiles. He set the stage for so much that is now commonplace and I have been a Middle Earth fanatic for most of my life.   -C.R. Set against the backdrop of an alien world, this sci-fi western offers a story of revenge, adversity, and, ultimately, forgiveness. R. I like to listen to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit soundtracks. I don’t like to give too much time to editing until I feel that I am far enough along. But as the town was being built, a duo of bandits showed up and changed Movian’s life forever. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? Two years later, the town has thrived and life has continued, but Movian is haunted by his demons. Do you listen to music while you write? I also enjoy listening to instrumental black metal. I like to allow the story to grow in the telling. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? It’s kind of what I do best. Leverette – 24 march 2018
The Back Flap
Movian Jenks is a man haunted by his past. If so can you please describe it? And when troublemaker Darin shows up, things become even more complicated for all the townspeople of Peaceful Haven. Movian is constantly haunted by his past, and a man connected to that past shows up in town seeking retribution. R. Of course, as any fan of fantasy and science fiction would say, I love J. I wanted to make sure that neither completely overshadowed the other. It took me the better part of a year from start to finish. He lives in a small settlement, Peaceful Haven, that is modeled after the old West on Earth. The world-building. I love Robert Jordan because his attention to detail and characterization pull you so deeply into the story. Tolkien. When did you start writing the book? Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Get a Facebook author page and just do your best to get the word out any way you can. I am currently working on a sequel to Trouble in Peaceful Haven. Winging it. Where did you get the idea from? After that, I begin writing and the story forms as I go. I like some planning, but not too much. What came easily? About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Just a gradual process. I have never hired an editor so far. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? End of Interview:
Get your copy of   Trouble in Peaceful Haven from Amazon US or Amazon UK. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? I’ve also always been intrigued by western stories and novels. They are entirely fictitious, thought I do tend to insert very small nods to people that I know. How long did it take you to write it? Do you outline? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Tennessee
What are you working on now? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? I generally listed to instrumental music. We all know how important it is for writers to read. R. About You
Where do you live now? Did you hire a professional editor? Anyone who enjoys sci-fi, westerns, and good storytelling. I’ve loved science fiction my entire life.