Sitting down with horror author Chris Kosarich

I’m not sure how long I’ve known Chris. About ten years, maybe more. Chris and I met in a story-telling forum. Real old school, internet circa 1995 kinda stuff. We began chatting in private messages that progressed to email and formed a little bond around writing. When I decided to self-publish, Chris was probably one of the first five people that I told, and we’ve been talking each other through the journey ever since. 20180301_162210

Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I’m married with three stepkids, enslaved to an adorable cat, and a 20 plus year retail bookstore veteran. I own enough books to probably open my own bookstore, still buy more books and will most likely never read them all. But I don’t plan on stopping my book addiction! I’m always usually reading something, either print books or digital, but prefer the former. I was born in Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!) but have lived in Florida most of my life. Besides writing and books, I love to cook, go swimming when its warm enough, and maybe one day learn to play the bass guitar I bought myself.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

Make a living at it, but that’s awfully tough to do. Right now, it is to break into anthologies and possibly magazines to be more recognized. I have published short stories and nonfiction, along with my recent self-published ebook shorts, CLOWNING AROUND and THE LAST CHORD. Since the late 90’s, my stories have appeared in various small-press publications such as VIVID, IMPALER, BLACK MOON, and THE SWAMP. For 4 years, I wrote the Fiendish Endeavors column for the Horror Writers Association monthly newsletter.

Of course, my main goal right now is to get my first novel, THE RAVENING, published. I’m in the process of revising that as we speak. I also have a collection of stories and novellas called THE NIGHTMARE SEASON that I’d like to publish at some point, as well. And more books!

When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?

As a kid, I was into drawing my own cartoons and comics. In middle school, we had to read a book and write a book report. One of my friends was reading this pulp action-adventure series called The Executioner and I got hooked immediately and started reading those, along with other similar type books. My creativity shifted from illustrating to creating images with words…and I haven’t looked back since. Shortly after high school, I picked up a Stephen King novel, PET SEMETARY, and found what I wanted to write.

Which writers inspire you?

As previously mentioned, Stephen King’s books made me fall in love with the horror genre and he remains my favorite author of all-time. And he still kicks ass, in my opinion. But there are plenty of other authors that I love who inspire me and don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Some of those include Brian Keene, Edward Lee, Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Bryan Smith, Douglas Clegg, Bentley Little, Jonathan Maberry, Jonathan Janz, Nick Cutter, Ania Ahlborn, Tim Curran…to just name a few!

What have you written and where can we buy or see them?

Both my book shorts are available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

 

Do you work from an outline or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?

Early on, I used to outline and I’d end up practically writing the whole damn thing out anyway…so yeah, I’m more of the organic type. I do take notes, that kind of thing, but I let the story take me where it wants to go.FB_IMG_1504454005608

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Like most of us, it is actually making the time to sit down and do it. With working a fulltime job and family responsibilities, as you know, that can be challenging at times. Being tired after work is probably the worst time to try and write, so I try to work on my stuff when I’m not that way. Love those writing day’s off!

Do you ever get writer’s Block and how do you combat it?

Happens to all of us, although I think the best advice is to step away from something if you’re having a tough time, and go back to it after a break, whether it be an hour or a day or a week. Work on something else. Read a favorite author. Or if you have a trusted fellow writer or reader, get their feedback.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Read as much as you can, especially outside your beloved genre, and write as much as you can!

Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

Nope, and thanks so much, Alyne, for this opportunity…you’re the best!

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The Last Chord

Matt Hayden was just eighteen when he met Mister Black during a stormy Florida summer afternoon, but what the mysterious stranger offered him changed his life forever. Now, decades later, Matt runs into him once again…and they have unfinished business. And what he must do to protect the woman he loves may seal his fate.

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Sitting Down With Author Kara Liane: and a FREE Novella!

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I met Kara last year in May on Twitter. We had both just released our debut novels and were overwhelmed by just about everything. I reposted a bunch of her stuff, she reposted a bunch of mine and then we started talking.

We’ve been friends ever since. Through every new release, through every trial and hard day. Through every win and celebration. We are part of each other’s tribe.

What I love most about Kara is her humor. She claims to not be a funny person, but she makes me laugh all the time. She loves puns and plays on words, and she can write some swoon-worthy men and some damn hot love scenes. So let’s get right to this, shall we?

  1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I am a military spouse of sixteen years. I married my childhood friend, and we’ve known each other for twenty-five years. We have two adorable twin sons; they keep me incredibly busy since they both have special needs…and they’re boys! I am an environmental scientist by day, and write steamy, contemporary romance stories by night. I also do a lot of volunteer work on our local base in supporting military families.

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  1. When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?

In grade school, I loved to write. I entered essay contests in middle school. In high school, I was the sports editor of our school paper. I was on hiatus in college because of all the research papers I had to develop. But I’ve always had the writing bug in my blood. I’ve especially enjoyed writing poetry over the years. During one of my husband’s deployments, I decided to try my hand at writing a novel, and from that point on I became Author Kara Liane.

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  1. What are you working on at the minute?

The fifth and final book in A Tryst of Fate Series entitled Nursing Myself Back; looking to release sometime this year. Also, a novella for a group holiday anthology. And I just started a donation project in which I pair my life in the literary world, with my life being a military spouse. I am raising awareness and funds for veterans that suffer from PTSD and TBI.

  1. What genre are your books and what draws you to that genre?

I love how this genre brings heat and heart together. I gravitate to romance because it is my escape. Contemporary steamy romance offers me a way to tap into genuine feelings about life and love, and to delve into the connections of human beings on all levels. Plus, the steamy scenes are fun to write.

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  1. Why do you write?

It is so rewarding knowing that other people can relate to my characters and are moved by my stories, just as much as I am. Being able to connect with people because of your books means everything. Telling your story means everything. I also write for myself and for my family because I want to show them, and prove to myself, I can grab hold of my dreams.

  1. Where do your ideas come from?

Random places. I don’t always plot and plan things out. An idea comes to me and I just run with it. Then the characters take over and tell me how it’s going to go.

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  1. What is the hardest thing about writing?

Being stuck. It’s not necessarily writer’s block. It’s more like character’s block. If a character isn’t speaking to me and relaying their story, then I can’t write it. I prefer to write from dual-POV, so sometimes one talks but the other doesn’t, and then I can’t finish what I’m working on.

  1. What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

Writing Book 2 (A Force of Nature) in my series was incredibly difficult. Because there are so many elements that are deep, gritty, and painful. More importantly, I had to get the story right. It is inspired by my real-life hero hubby, and I wanted to do his and stories about our military men and women justice. Talking about certain subjects like PTSD is necessary because it speaks to what they’re truly dealing with, and that needs to be brought to light more; there’s a certain way it can be done even in this genre.

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  1. When you aren’t writing, what are you doing?

Working full-time, being a mother, being a wife. We like to go camping as a family. Again, I also volunteer my time to military families and to charities. I love to read, and occasionally get to watch a TV show or two.

  1. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Do your research. This industry is a tough field because there’s so much that goes into it. Know your genre really well, and know your market. Do your homework on things before just jumping in. Make sure you figure out what will work best for you. Sometimes making mistakes are the only way we learn, so just know it is going to happen; however, turn the situation into a positive one and move on.

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A Force of Nature

A Kindle Scout winning eBook and standalone novel. A steamy, contemporary, military, romance that will quake your world. 

TSgt Brenneth “Brent” Peters moves through life like a storm—it’s just his way. From the moment he met captivating and complicated Everly, he moved through her too. His years in the military have shaped him and led to this path of upheaval and turmoil in love and life. What he and Ev share, though, is an unstoppable force. But can he hold onto her, or will he lose her along the way? Find out what happens when the storm rolls in.

For to love is to consume—it’s just the nature of it.

Kara’s novels can all be found on Amazon, and are FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Find here HERE.

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Sitting down with author Krysta MacDonald

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“The memories are lodged in my throat, and a part of me wonders if you can choke on something that isn’t physically there. Can you choke on hurt?” – QUOTE FROM THE GIRL WITH THE EMPTY SUITCASE

 

I met Krysta shortly after releasing my debut novel, The Island. We connected on Goodreads and soon after became friends on Facebook. The best part of all of this for me was watching Krysta prepare for her book launch – the parties, the signings, the readings. On top of that, she has an active and adventure-filled life that I get to experience vicariously through what she shares! Doing this interview was a real pleasure for me!

Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

When I was five years old, I decided I wanted to live in the mountains, write stories, and teach people about them. I now live in a small town in the Rocky Mountains of Canada with my husband, two dogs and three cats. I’ve been teaching English Language Arts for ten years, and last November I published my first novel, The Girl with the Empty Suitcase.

What are you working on at the minute?

I’m working on entering a few contests for shorter works. It’s something that I want to work on improving in my writing, for both fiction and nonfiction. I think it helps expand my horizons, and makes me venture outside my comfort zone a bit. I’m also beginning my second novel, which looks at a woman in the early 1960s. She’s trying to choose between a career and family, and doesn’t realize how she can do both.

What genre are your books and what draws you to that genre?

I write creative nonfiction and realistic fiction. There are so many little moments that make our lives so dramatic and worth living, and I want to explore reality through my words and characters. The struggles and identities and relationships that make existence so worth noting.

Do you work from an outline or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?

I’m a “plantser”. I start with an outline, and go from there. I don’t have a full plan, or at least not a very detailed one, but I do have an idea of what’s going to happen.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

For me, it’s time. Despite what many think, teaching is not a typical full-time job. I have hours and hours of marking that I do at home every night, not to mention planning and extra-curricular work. I love my job, but it takes up a lot of time. That whole idea of writing a bit every day does not work for me. I write in huge chunks during Christmas break, Easter break, an occasional weekend, and summer.

Do you ever get writer’s Block and how do you combat it?

Not necessarily “writer’s block” in that I don’t know what will happen next, but more how I want to word what will happen next. When that happens I go back and reread the last section or sections. If nothing else, I get some editing done, but typically it also helps me get back into the frame of where I want my characters to go next.

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When you aren’t writing, what are you doing?

Marking. Teaching. Planning. Marking. Reading. Hanging out with my husband. Marking. Reading. Watching movies. Traveling. Marking. Reading. Snuggling with my pets. Marking. Extolling the virtues of Shakespeare. Camping. Reading. And did I mention marking?

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I try to read as much as I can outside of school. I’m pretty eclectic in what I read, but pretty much any fiction is fair game. Science fiction has to be pretty good for me to like it, but I’ll still read it. I love classic literature. I’m a massive Shakespeare nerd. Last year I read all of Jane Austen’s works (well, reread most of them). I’ve also discovered Stephen King, and really am enjoying a lot of his pieces. And Margaret Atwood has always been an absolute favourite.

What would you say are the main advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing against being published or the other way around?

I actually wrote a blog post about this a few months back. Essentially, I think it depends why you’re trying to be published in the first place. I mostly just wanted to hold a book in my hands with my name on it. I got to do that by self-publishing. I’d stopped and started so many times that I knew if I had any excuse or hesitation, I wasn’t going to do it. Plus, this way I got to maintain creative control. On the negative side, it’s harder to get into bookstores or to be looked at for reviews and awards and such. Still, I was willing to do it all myself – and have the sense of accomplishment of figuring that all out – by self-publishing, and that was what I was after. Plus, I think my book looks pretty darn awesome.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

It works out. Someone once said, “Everything ends up okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” All those self-doubts, all those hesitations, all that bad stuff, none of it damages you permanently. You’re going to be fine. Moreover, you’re going to be pretty awesome. You can do this. You’re worth more than you think you are. You got this.

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

It’s a toss-up! And they’re all writers. Shakespeare, probably. Or Jane Austen. How cool would it be to have tea with her? Or, living, Margaret Atwood. She just seems pretty bad-ass.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Just do it already. Even if what you write is abysmal, it’s better than not writing anything at all. Read and write and read and write and read and write some more. Just get started.

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The suitcase sat at the top of Danielle’s closet for years, holding memories, promises, and undeveloped film. From struggling with homework to her final farewells with her parents, this is the story of one woman’s life and loves. Through hopes and laughter, heartaches and tears, Danielle is shaped by the family, friends, and romances around her. This emotional and nuanced story gives us a woman, a window through whom we may see our own realities, our own challenges, our own quiet triumphs.

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Sitting Down With T.A. Moorman

I met T.A. Moorman at a takeover event for a fellow author friend’s release party. I was immediately taken with her books and teaser images – and it’s highly probable that I stalked her until she sent me a Facebook friend request. Not only does she write incredible books, and make insanely awesome jewelry – but she has an equally fantastic sense of humor. This interview was incredibly fun for me. Author Pic

About the Author:

When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your combat boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child’s PTA meetings in full Gothic, especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially by your own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one should not have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness. So all of that darkness is put into words in her books, and designs in her jewelry sold in her GothicMoms DarkCharms shop.

Mother of five beautiful children, but by far more than just that. T. A. Moorman is an artist, a violinist, a seamstress, a crafter, a writer, a blogger, a reviewer, a dark confidant and a darkly dangerous, fiercely protective friend. And currently broke, so go buy something of hers. Lol.

Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
To become a known and loved top selling author. Mainly to become
lucrative enough to support all five of my spawns, since right now I’m
barely a step away from being homeless. Lol.

When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always written, it just took my first time doing NaNoWriMo to
actually finish my first novel. I’ve always been better at expressing
my feelings on paper than verbally.

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Do you have any interesting writing quirks?
Must have background noise, but can’t listen to music. With music, I
get way too caught up in it, and my own words become lost.

Which writers inspire(d) you?
The late L. A. Banks. She was the first woman of color that I read
that wrote paranormal. It was like, wow, she both writes about black
vampires and angels and looks like me. I want to be that person for
someone else one day.

What have you written and where can we buy or see them?
Witch Wars, Wait You Did What, Santa’s Curse, Resignation Letter, and
A Paranormal Easter coming 3/20; My books are on all of the major and
a few smaller outlets. Prints can be purchased online at B&N or
Amazon.

What are you working on at the minute? The final edits for the second
book in the Underlayes series. 🙂

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Why do you write?
Because I can’t not write. There are tons of stories that I have
thrown away, and I now regret that. But that was back before I ever
even dreamed of being published.

Where do your ideas come from?
Let’s just say my mind is a very scary place.

Do you ever get writer’s Block and how do you combat it?
By reading, or working on another project.

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When you aren’t writing, what are you doing?
Chasing after my spawns, trying to not kill the teenage demons, or
working on jewelry for my Etsy shop.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Stop throwing away those short stories! Lol. And stay away from men,
you are a baby magnet. Every time you have sex you will produce spawn.

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What if Santa was a vampire?

Jacquelyn, an enchantress with an overprotective streak, thinks it’s up to her to protect her older sister, Jadine, an enchantress who’s also a paranoid hypochondriac. So, whenever a male comes along trying to use Jadine, Jackie gets rid of them, in a non-conventional way. When the last person Jacquelyn expects, a certain vampire she’s had a not so little crush on, seems to be creeping around on her sister, she has no choice but to get rid of him, too. In front of witnesses. Only to find out one second too late that she had it all wrong.

Victor, like many males, has issues expressing how he truly feels. When he finally decides it’s time to stop running from fate and claim his mate, he goes to her sister for advice. But, creeping in and out of Jadine’s place like a thief in the night leads the very person he wants to win over to draw all the wrong conclusions. Which leads to him trading in his pale good looks for a white beard and a red velvet suit.

Now that the town knows Jacquelyn is the one behind all of the disappearances, and thinking she’s killed all of those that are missing, they’re out for her blood. And the only one who can save her is, well, Santa. But will he be able to make it back to her before it’s too late?

Enjoy a brand-new tale of how Santa Clause came to be.

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Wait, You Did What? (Married. Wait! What? Anthology)

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Justine had the job of her dreams, the best parents in the world, and a brother she more than just tolerated. The one thing she gave up on was finding love. She didn’t need that to be happy, right? In helping her brother pull off his own last-minute wedding, Justine may be in for a surprise of her own, and find love had been right there in her face the entire time.

Join in on Justine’s adventure of #love#laughter, and #limousines.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37668158-wait-you-did-what

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078L85HLY

Witch Wars 

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Tialanna is fated to become the queen of all Underlayes witches. She thinks the worst part of her life is the fact that she’s betrothed to a complete stranger while in love with someone else. She’s in for a rude awakening when she discovers who, and what, she truly is.

Tialanna is about to learn the truth behind several lies, because not only does her life depend on it, but so does the fate of the family she never even knew she had. But hey, life would probably just be boring if she didn’t have to deal with elemental witches, vampires, demons, sorcerers, bindings, spells, lust and betrayal. Right?

***This book is intended for mature audiences only as it includes both graphic violence and graphic sex***

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36217797-witch-wars

A Paranormal Easter 

14 Paranormal & Fantasy Romance Novellas

by Tiffany Carby, Kathia Iblis, Lorah Jaiyn, Brandy McIntosh, T. Elizabeth Guthrie, J.C. Madison, Alison M. Diem, Natalie-Nicole Bates, Skyler McKinzie, Amanda Ruehle, Rena Marin, C. Brady, Judy Swinson, T. A. Moorman

Synopsis

Eggs aren’t the only things being hunted…

FOURTEEN stand-alone paranormal and fantasy romances set around Easter from 14 bestselling and debut authors. This action-packed, steamy collection is filled with vampires, fae, fairies, rabbit shifters (hey, it’s Easter, right?), gargoyles, witches, dragons, and so much more.

It’s a must have for all paranormal readers.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38110968-a-paranormal-easter?ac=1&from_search=true

The Succubus, The Demon, and The Witch

In Underlayes, a dimension separate from our own, where all mystical creatures reside, lies an orphanage for seemingly cast-off children, known as the Abbey. Children who are born from two or more factions. There they learn both who and what they truly are, and what powers they have lying within. What these children do not know is they were put there for their own good, for their protection, not because they were unwanted or unloved. In fact, the very opposite is true. Many would kill to get their hands on these children. 

As Jelissa comes of age, she is about to learn the hard way to what lengths one such being is willing to go.

Jelissa has been a resident of the Abbey for as long as she has been alive. She has also never known what she is, besides being part witch. At the age of twenty-five, she will learn just what types of blood run through her veins. She will also find out much more—that she is also the long-lost princess almost no one even knew existed.

Tialanna secreted her only child away for her own protection. Before she can tell Jelissa the truth, Jelissa is kidnapped. All Tialanna’s greatest fears unfold before her very eyes, and her past comes back to haunt her in more ways than one.

As most do when they come of age, Jelissa will learn the hard way that adult life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And Tialanna learns the hard way that if you don’t learn from your past, it will come back and bite you on the ass.

Tialanna and her band of unmerry misfits are in a race against the clock to rescue Jelissa. Will they find her in time? And if they do, will they be able to save her from a danger they hadn’t anticipated: herself?

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Featured Author Friday – Derek Borne (and a chance to win being a character in his UA universe!)

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Today I am sitting down with Derek Borne! I met Derek at Foster an Author, an annual event taking place on social media. He and I began chatting back and forth about our books and oddly enough – food – we’ve been friends ever since. Derek is an interesting and friendly guy, this interview was tons of fun.

  1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

I’m a Canadian indie author (wearing my tuque right now, eh). My wife and I have a bearded dragon named Ziggy for a pet, who loves to shoot me glares as if I’m an idiot or did something wrong. As for true backgrounds, I’m a bit of a mutt with predominant European genetics, which allows me to have a taste for many foods. Especially pizza. *runs off and orders some*

  1. When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?

When I was little, I used to tell stories into tape recorders (dating myself here). My imagination had no bounds. As I got older, I loved to sit down and let the stories flow onto paper. From there, things just more and more interesting. At least, I think so.

  1. Do you have any interesting writing quirks?

Pretty sure I make the faces I’m trying to describe when I write them. Maybe that’s why I get so many looks from my bearded dragon…

  1. Which writers inspire you?

As I got older, I got into Michael Crichton’s work. Man that guy could write science thrillers. A lot of what he wrote made me want to one day get to his level.

  1. What have you written and where can we buy or see them?

So far, my superhero/spy debut novel The Ultimate Agent is on Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Universal Buy Link: http://mybook.to/UADB

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  1. Give us an insight into your favorite main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Don’t make me choose. Seriously. I love all of them for different reasons. I guess if I HAD to choose, it’d be Devon (I’m sure I’ll get some ribbing from the others later). The thing with him is, sure he’s got superpowers. But that’s not what makes him the hero. He’s got some demons from his past, as everyone does. But his ability to live with them or push them to the side in order to save the world, that’s a journey I love telling. And I hope that his example can inspire others.

  1. What are you working on at the minute?

Lately, I’ve been working on rewriting my sequel in the UA series. It’s been a fun time adding the real guts to the story, as I’d written it when I was 15. So now at my nearly 30-year-old eyes, my writing ability has changed so much. (At least I hope so!)

  1. What genre are your books and what draws you to that genre?

My books are of the superhero and spy variety. I’m a huge nerd, mostly Marvel (Sorry, DC). Writing about heroes and what makes a true hero has always been a big interest of mine.

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  1. Why do you write?

Mainly I love to write for the fun of it. Creating worlds, characters, twists, it’s something that’s good for the brain. 15-30 minutes a day of writing and being creative even relieves stress. And if someone loves the stories you tell, then that makes it all the more worthwhile.

  1. Do you work from an outline or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?

A general idea of where things will go is always in my mind. From there, I let my imagination do the rest. Why plan twists when you could surprise even yourself?

  1. What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

My novels aren’t just centered around one main character. There are many characters on their own little journey. But once those characters come together as a team, it can be challenging working out the dialogue and choreography. But it’s also fun when you get the hang of it.

  1. When you aren’t writing, what are you doing?

I’m usually watching hockey, singing and playing my guitar, watching the latest superhero movie and spending time with my lovely wife.

  1. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

My advice is: If you don’t know something, don’t be afraid to ask someone who’s done it. The indie author community is all about helping each other out. You may be on your own path, but don’t be afraid to make friends along the way. And when writing, make sure you’re always hydrated. And the best writing fuel is pizza.

  1. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

There’s a review competition on my author page right now! You could win the chance to be a character in the UA universe, and an early ARC of UA2! http://bit.ly/2DNSF3d

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About The Ultimate Agent:

Book Blurb

WARNING: THIS MISSIVE CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Your Mission:
Undertake an adventure of epic, global, and dire proportions.

Agent #524 – Devon Bertrand
Once a normal civilian, Agent Bertrand has been recruited by the Ultimate Agency—a secret organization of the world’s best spies. Now, after undergoing genetic upgrades, he has become a superhuman agent dedicated to fighting against all threats against the nation he now calls home.

Agent #146 – Brett Gallagher
A brilliant scientist, Dr. Gallagher invents and utilizes technologically advanced gadgets and weapons to fight against national security threats like a modern day superhero.

The Target – Maximus Romanov
Employed by a mysterious Russian terrorist group, Romanov is a superhuman operative wreaking havoc in the United States.

Mission Data – Confidential
Join Agent Devon Bertrand and Agent Brett Gallagher on a mission to stop Romanov from destroying the United States. As Bertrand and Gallagher work to discover why Maximus harbors a deep hatred toward America, they uncover a conspiracy brewing against the Ultimate Agency, and one man will make the ultimate sacrifice.

 UA Updated Cover - Copy

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