The next writer to be featured in this series is Andrew Miller. I have been a fan of his for years, so to have him agree to answer my questions was a big deal to me. The fact that he took time out of his vacation in Mexico City to get these responses back to me just speaks to his dedication and commitment to the craft. (Although, I’m sure he wrote much more meaningful things aside from this while he was there!) He’s definitely the most academic writer I know, which I’ll let him talk about in a couple of minutes. Seeing his journey as a writer has been a huge inspiration for me, and he has been an enormous encouragement to me and my writing as well. He’s always been willing to help with my projects, and I’ve even been able to give some input for one of his too. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I guess I should probably mention that he’s my cousin! Let’s get started with a brief bio before we jump into the questions.
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The featured author this week is another good friend of mine who also happens to enjoy writing. We have worked collaboratively on recent projects for each other, serving as brainstormers, sounding boards, beta readers, proofreaders, editors, and just about any other role you could assign to somebody without them actually co-writing your project. His ongoing series, The Chronicles of Erika Lorenz, is a fresh take on vampires and puts a really interesting twist to that timeless lore. I also get caught up in the situations he creates for his characters. He’s always really supportive and encouraging to me, and I’m glad to get to work with him whenever an idea comes to mind. Before we get to the interview, I’ll let Chris share a little bit about himself.
“I work as an IT professional in the US Air Force. I grew up in a small village in Indiana and spend most of my free time with my family and dog. I’ve been writing for the last 11 years. I started writing as a means to get involved with the film industry and found my stories more suitable as novels. I like stories that challenge the characters’ internal resolve.”
Welcome to the newest series on my site! Knowing how difficult it is to get your name out there as an aspiring author, I thought it would be a great idea to take on the role of helping other writers gain some exposure and introduce them to as many new readers as possible. I have identified several guests and so far they have all graciously agreed to let me bug them with a bunch of questions! Naturally, when I had the idea to feature other authors, my starting point had to be with my writing partner, Adam K. Moore.
Adam is responsible for penning the completely original and enthralling Compendium Twenty-Three series, as well as helping me co-found Circle City Publishing. In addition to that, he is also one of my most trusted proofreaders, and is crucial in helping me make sure my projects turn out okay. And not only is he a fantastic writer, but he creates some visually stunning pieces of art too. That great Circle City Publishing logo? Yeah, that’s all him! He also provided all of the artwork for CCP’s first children’s book, My Ship Don’t Sink! Continue reading →