Do You Remember Me? by William M. Crouch

William M. Crouch

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

This is my debut novel. While I have been writing for over forty years, I have never attempted to publish. I am an introvert and talking about myself is hard.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

Do You Remember Me? Searching for Solitude. Inspired by my own search for happiness. Searching outside myself for happiness always leads to sorrow. When I found the happiness within me, I learned to make the happiness last.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I don't have any "good" writing habits. Discipline is not my strongest attribute. When I write it is good. But I don't write often enough.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Ernest Hemmingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Sun Also Rises. John Steinbeck, East of Eden.

What are you working on now?

My second Novel will make Do You Remember Me? the first in a series. The working title is "Meet Me In Baggage Claim" and follows two of the characters from my first novel.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

I have used Written Word Media with some success. Social Media is not my strongest skill. I have a Facebook account, Instagram and Twitter, but I rarely post.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

I don't have a favorite.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Make time to write. It won't happen in the normal course of life. Like a painter, you must act on your urge to make your creativity come alive.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

No one is coming to save you, or validate you. This has always been your job. You must love yourself so fiercely and fully that you have no choice but to be strong for yourself, to fight for yourself, to be yourself, and to build yourself. Cara Leyba

What are you reading now?

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

What’s next for you as a writer?

I want to learn more about my craft so I can refine it. So that when reading it, I know it is me.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

If I were stranded on a desert island, I wouldn't need books. I would like to have pen and paper.

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