IndieView with James Bayers, author of Snake Slough

Hopefully some word of mouth will be generated. Wait until I finish. James Bayers – 21 February 2019

The Back Flap
Police Officer Lee Curtis has met his precise equal, in no way but genetics. Except for the five years between 2013 and 2018, it only took a few months. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? Sure. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? So many from my youth that I couldn’t even possibly recount them all. It’s not a lengthy novel. I can see his influence in the novella, but I don’t think it’s going to be obvious to everyone. Really it was a coin toss and since this seems like the future of novels this is what I did. it was perfect. The outcome and setting for the outcome was a bit of a nightmare coming up with. Production. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? How long did it take you to write it? If there is one way that is better than the others, I couldn’t tell you. Alex Carver on the other hand is blown away. I don’t chase those ghosts though. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Especially the opposite side of the law. Oh, but how things change as Snake Slough ensues. I know it doesn’t reflect the plot, and that throws some people off, but it reflects the title and the title indirectly represents a lot of what the book was supposed to be about. That’s not to say that there aren’t people out there who could improve my book. I wrote most of the novella in 2013 and then then put a copyright on it because I’m particular about that kind of stuff. We all know how important it is for writers to read. The idea of it was appealing to me. Unless the story-line is off or some other plot problem arises, I don’t see a need to rearrange things to get them to sound or look a certain way. Never. I’m not a music person. In every other way, his genetic equal is not like him at all. Not only has his life of crime been upset by the cop, but he’s also captivated by the idea that he has a brother he never knew about. The plot and setting came very easy. Their pasts are muddled with lies and their futures are subject to one clone being victorious over the other. It’s like a leapfrog game I play with myself. What came easily? I might leave one person thinking I read one set of books and another one thinking I read a completely different type. Just that I don’t believe getting an editor would. I outline large portions of the story at a time. It wasn’t about it being the best way. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? Then I put it down for several years. Yeah that’s right, this is a story about two clones. That’s only the tip of the iceberg though. Production with as little of what I call “tippy tapping on the screen” as possible. Like an Angel. I scoured the web for pictures of Snake Slough and found the cover on shutterstock.com. End of Interview:
Get your copy of   Snake Slough from Amazon US or Amazon UK. He soon finds himself exposed to a world of new possibilities, and he takes to it rather quickly. I had such a problem reading too much as a teen that now, when people ask, and they ask often, they all often receive completely different answers. At the time I came up with Snake Slough, I had just read several John Sanford novels. In fact, the character, Paula, was originally named Angela. Yes, I outline. 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) It turned out well and the angst and conflicting things going on in my little pea brain at the time are not apparent in the book. Snake Slough was actually just something I enjoyed writing. Snake Slough wasn’t written like this. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? I wanted to get them hooked like I had been hooked. Alex Carver and Lee Curtis are these products. This is not a thing I set out to do, just that I don’t have a set answer for this question. So, if you want to write like I do, that’s how to do it. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? No. Once they are written, that’s it. When two products of an unmonitored white-jacket cloak-and-dagger bureaucracy meet, a face-off between good and bad begins. When did you start writing the book? It wasn’t my attempt to win anyone over. Yes. Do you have a target reader? It is entirely fictitious. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Do you listen to music while you write? It depends on my mood. No, but I could probably come up with a few questions. About the book
What is the book about? It wasn’t until 2018 that I competed it. In other words, I don’t like rearranging sentences or paragraphs. When I was young I used to write with the idea that I’d write cool books that the people I knew who didn’t read much would like. Do you outline? Honestly, I don’t believe in them. I had such a problem reading too much as a teen that now, when people ask, and they ask often, they all often receive completely different answers. Did you hire a professional editor? What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? I might leave one person thinking I read one set of books and another one thinking I read a completely different type. If so can you please describe it? As it twists and turns like DNA, Snake Slough is brought to life. It’s not necessarily the best way, but it’s my process. Where did you get the idea from? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? My plan is to get a few people to read it. (May skip if being published by a small press rather than self-publishing)
No. In fact, his genetic equal is just the opposite. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? This is my process. It’s a bit of a start to police officer Lee Curtis to find that he has a twin clone, but he was always aware of his own clone status. Yes, finishing it. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Well I was thinking about devils and angels. The idea of a book pitting good and bad against each other spawned easily out of that. I did it myself.