Posts Tagged ‘indie’

 

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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KateColby

So this is a special interview that I’m only running a month or two late on posting.  I know, I know, I’m lazy and worthless, my wife tells me all the time.  I had put out a request on Twitter that I wanted to interview some people participating in NaNoWriMo in 2014.  I’ve never personally participated (I intend to at some point) and I think it’s a fantastic contest and the winners deserve to be celebrated.  Kate doesn’t have any works officially published yet (soon to change this year), so the only thing I’m promoting here is her hard work and success this past November.  You can bet I’ll have her back when she publishes her novel so that everyone can go purchase it.

The interview was a lot of fun and we covered everything from the greatest candy bars in the universe to mind control and Jedi powers to why global warming is as big of a conspiracy as the Apollo moon landing and the alleged death of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.  Kate is from Kansas, but we won’t hold that against her (I’m from Oklahoma).  It’s better than Texas after all, even if my boys in Norman constantly put a whipping on everything Kansas has to offer.  Well, other than Jayhawk basketball I suppose.  If you get a chance, please drop a comment to tell Kate congratulations on finishing her novel.  You can also find her contact info at the bottom if you’d like to keep up with her progress and news on release of her work.  Here’s the interview: (more…)

Travis Hill

Travis Hill is the author of Diabolus (see my review here) and many other works that he exclaims are not similar to Diabolus.  I suppose I’ll take his word for it, since I can’t be certain.  What I do know is that Diabolus was a fascinating read.  I suspect it had more to do with the ridiculously awesome interview questions I carefully spent five minutes crafting after he’d written the book, but I can’t steal all the glory.   I won’t ramble any longer, but yeah, it was all me.  I said it.  Travis is a funny guy and we covered everything in this interview from writing genres, to why Led Zeppelin IS the greatest band of all time, and which two historical figures should get bloody in the octagon.  Here’s how it went: (more…)