1. Who and/or what inspires you to write?
I am most inspired by the stories of those whose voices have been silenced or ignored. I want to write their stories. But I also like a really good adventure or plot twist and often develop a plot around a good ‘what if?’
2. Which of your characters do you like the most?
It’s like asking a mother which of her children is her favourite! I love all of them for different reasons. But I keep going back to Steven, the title character of Don’t Forget Steven. He’s a deeply hurt, deeply feeling person.
3. What surprises you most about being an indie author?
The amount I get to put my visual art skills to use as well as my creative writing skills. The amazing, generous community of indie writers that connect with each other around the world.
4. What are the advantages of being an indie author?
I like being in charge of my own deadlines, and being able to publish several books a year instead of the one or two that I would be able to publish through a publishing house.
5. How did you become an indie author?
I had heard that you could publish your own books to Kindle. I read a few books and discovered there was much, much more an independent author could do. And I knew that was what I wanted to do, to be able to control my own publishing career instead of having to rely on finding a publisher who was interested in my work.
6. Tell us about your latest release.
I just released Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1 October 3. Books 2 and 3 are also available on preorder.
In a tale ripped from the headlines, award-winning author P.D. Workman brings you Gabriel Tate’s discovery of the dark and light sides of human nature in Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1.Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect.
At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk?
By the author of Tattooed Teardrops, winner of the Top Fiction award in the 2016 In the Margins Top Ten Best Books for Teens literary award, Mito will open your eyes to a dark secret that the medical community would rather you didn’t know.
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7. How many more books do you plan to publish?
A hundred. Or two. I still have another 450+ ideas in my story clip file.
8. Who are some of your favorite indie authors?
9. When will you release your next book?
Books #2 and #3 in the Medical Kidnap Files come out Nov 3 and Dec 3.
Then Chloe, which is book #4 in the Between the Cracks series, is out in January.
10. How can readers learn more about you and your books? (Include your sites and a short bio)
Award-winning author P.D. Workman writes riveting young adult/suspense fiction about mental illness, addiction, and abuse. P.D. Workman is a devout wife and a mother of one, born and raised in Alberta, Canada. She loves to read books in all formats and is a technology geek with a love for all kinds of gadgets and tools. For as long as she can remember, the blank page has held an incredible allure, leading her to write her first complete novel at the age of twelve.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/P.D.-Workman/e/B00FWD7FS0/