|Author Interview Form
|Tell us your name and where you’re from.:
|Max Maryan. There are a number of countries that I can call
“from”. Am Ukrainian born, New York raised, England educated and
Brazilian married, currently residing in New York.
|What led to your decision to become an author?:
|I have been reading in a few languages since I have learned
to read. Over the years quite a few ideas accumulated in my head. One
day my father challenged me to put something on paper.
|Tell us about what you’re currently working on, and
what you’ve written in the past.:
|Having finished my first sci-fi novel which I plan on
continuing as series I am now working on a sport fiction novel about
World Cup 2018.
|Are you self published, traditionally published or
both? Why did you choose to go that route?:
|After receiving a few rejections from some agents I decided
to go on my own in electronic format only.
|What format are your books available in? Which of
these formats do you prefer and why?:
|” Coerced Assassin” is available in all digital formats,
although .epub is my favorite.
|How do you go about marketing your books?:
|Sales, Goodreads, Smashwords and of course Facebook.
|Have you ever had to deal with harsh criticism in a
review, and how do you handle it?:
|At this point I would kill for any criticism or any review at
|What are your favorite genres to both read and
|Fiction, Science Fiction, Comedy.
|What authors have influenced or inspired you?:
|The master of Fantasy, Tolkien. Jim Butcher as of late.
|What kinds of things do you enjoy doing when you’re
|Soccer is my other passion. Watching and playing. Electronics
are my other passion.
|What software do you use for your writing? Did you
try others before you settled on the one you’re currently using?:
|Various Android office suites. MSOffice for
|What is it that you like about the software you’re
currently using that makes it the best solution for you?:
|Mobility. Being that my daily commute takes up more than 3
hours a day, being able to type on my Tablet is extremely
|What’s the best advice you could possibly give to
your fellow authors?:
|At this point I’d rather get some of it.
|Where can people find out more about you and your
|Amazon or Smashwords. My website maxmaryan.com is almost
fully up and running and of course I can be found on Facebook and