Friday, August 2, 2013

5 Questions with David McAfee

David McAfee first caught my attention with his novel 33 A.D. It's a vampire novel, but not your typical one. I thought it was very well done and highly original in a genre that can be hard to be original in. Fortunately, he didn't just stop there, and has kept on putting out some great horror. Here are David's answer to my five questions!

1 – What’s your latest book about?

The book I am working on now is the next in the Bachiyr series featuring Taras and Theron. It takes place during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

2 – Who’s your favorite author and/or what’s your favorite book?

Can't pick any one favorite author or book. There are so many good ones.

3 – What’s your favorite aspect of writing?

I like telling the story, honestly. Just getting the images from my head onto the screen is probably the best part. But hearing from readers who enjoy my work is very high on the list, too.

4 – Any good anecdotes about being a writer?

Being an indie author is like being a castaway on Gilligan's Island: you can live and get along just fine, but you are always looking for that plane, boat, or submarine that can take you all the way home.

5 – What was the most helpful writing advice you've ever received?

Write. Really, that's the best advice there is. You can't publish if you never write anything. Another good tidbit is not to sweat the first draft. Give yourself permission to suck; it makes finishing the first draft so much easier.

No comments:

Post a Comment