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Hankins

 

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing James Hankins, bestselling author of BROTHERS AND BONES, DRAWN, and JACK OF SPADES.  His newest novel, SHADY CROSS, is set to be released on February 24th, but is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.  James has been highly successful with his work, and he has seen both sides of self-publishing and traditional publishing.  I did us all a favor and used my Jedi powers to make him share his secrets.  We discussed everything from writing processes to why Atticus Finch should fist fight John Grisham.  I’ll stop rambling now and let you enjoy.  Here’s how it went: (more…)

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howey, hugh

It was early afternoon last Friday at the office.  I was waiting for information from about four different people (I needed it to continue on a project) that I was sure would arrive later around 4 p.m. as they all left for the weekend.  Then, I’d have the pleasure of staying late and working into the evening.  In my bored state I thought, why not throw up a Hail Mary and see what Hugh Howey is up to, maybe he’ll answer some questions for my readers.  Much to my surprise, I had a response within about two hours that said he’d be delighted and for me to send my questions on over.  I was completely unproductive the rest of the day–doing multiple river dances and whatnot in utter elation–so if I’m jobless before the Thanksgiving holiday I may have to hit him up for a loan.

If you’re unfamiliar with Howey, he is author of the NY Times and USA Today best-selling WOOL series.  Though that hardly encompasses his body of work as he writes in multiple genres, and very well I might add.  Before becoming a best-selling author, Howey spent a decade as the captain of a yacht, sailing around the world, doing odd jobs, and working in a book store among many other things. (more…)