Author Spotlight – Aaron L. Spear

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20 Questions with Aaron L. Spear

  1. What made you decide to become an author?

It’s really the only answer to the fact I daydreamed so much as a kid. I get extremely bored and my mind wanders to far off places and creates different people, action scenes with heroes and villains etc.

  1. What is the hardest thing about writing for you?

Editing. The time between finishing the draft and publishing. It’s super important, but I hate it with every fibre of my being. I really wish I could blink and it would be done for me.

  1. Do you have any routines or superstitions that you go through whenever you write a book – Such as a specific room to write in, certain drink, same pen/pencil every time, specific music or noise? Release a book?

I listen to movie trailer music when writing actions.

  1. Who is the one person in the writing profession who has inspired you the most?

Probably my PA, Jo. She was one of the first to really believe in me and think I was worth anything as a storyteller. All through the ups and downs she’s been the rock I needed to keep going. And she’s still there to hold my hand and give a little ego stroking during the rough times.

  1. Which character is your favorite? Which character was the hardest to write? Why?

Kinda hard to pick, as its like choosing between your kids. But in my vampire series, probably Lee Nightingale. He is the absolute worst person possible, but most fans love him coz he just tries to have sex with everything. In my MMA series, I’d say Fiona, as she is the smart ass best friend we all need. She’s not the main character but basically steals every scene she’s in.

  1. Would you consider collaborating on a book with anyone else? If so…who? 

Who would be your unicorn author to collaborate with? Definitely Jaymin Eve. She’s incredible with world and tension building, and her character skill is amazing.

  1. Who is your favorite author…someone that you will buy their book even without thinking?

Unfortunately they are all dead. Puzo, Blatty, Dahl.

  1. What is your best piece of advice for someone who wants to write or publish?

Believe in yourself, and grow a thick skin.

  1. If you could ask your readers 1 question and have them all answer…what would it be?

Just how awesome is Speerzie?

  1. What is your writing kryptonite?

Netflix and chill.

  1. Do you plot out your book or do you write as you go?

A little from column A and a little from column B. I used to plot everything but now I’m leaning towards more pantsing. It’s fun and scary.

  1. Do you want each book or series to stand on its own or are you building a universe where all the books/series connect with each other?

I’m building my Speerverse with every book. Everything is connected in some way.

  1. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice related to writing what would it be?

Get on FB earlier and learn from those that came before. You’ll save yourself a lot of trial and error.

  1. What is the biggest lesson you learned after you published your first book?

MARKET! MARKET! MARKET! ADS! And learn to input these things subtly into groups and conversations, to learn how to do it better.

  1. What is a guilty pleasure?

The music of Aqua.  

  1. Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

Gold Coast

  1. What’s an Item on your bucket list?

To have writing as my full time job.

  1. Do you have a spirit animal?  If so, what is it?

The Australian wombat. Chubby, sleeps all day, eats when he’s awake and has sex. That’s their life.

  1. What is your favorite holiday & why?

America. Love the food. Love the people. Most of my fans are there lol. Why wouldn’t I?

  1. What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Snickers. You’re just not the same monster without one.


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Then 2020 could be the YEAR for YOU! You lucky sons of bi… erm, book event hopping babes lucky enough to be Down Under in 2020 have 3 chances to meet our Favourite Aussie Bloke AND get his signature on his books, his merch, a grocery receipt… basically, if the organizers of the events won’t faint over it, he’ll sign it! 

 

February 1, 2020: McTeasey will be getting his fancy on at BABE!

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August 1, 2020: You can see Aaron and his books at Books In-Sight Melbourne! 

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Author Spotlight – K. Reis & Kitka Buchanan

 

Blurb –

Natasha and Skylar are sisters…and witches. They are hellbent on gaining as much power as they possibly can. Nothing, including the two men hunting them, will stand in their way.

Logan Archer and Chase Jamison have been hunting the Bodrova sisters for quite some time. Their hunt is about to heat up in ways they could never imagine.

Who will win the power struggle in this dark, erotic fantasy?

Book is intended for an audience of 18+ only.

 

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Blurb –

He has waited twenty-one years for this moment. Twenty-one years, biding his time. Waiting for the chance to enact his plan. For revenge.

Chase Jamison had been happy when his life was destroyed. When the woman he loved was taken from him. Half-human, half-demon, he spent the next two decades locked away learning about his demon side and plotting his revenge on the man who had ripped his life apart, his best friend.

Harmony Archer was raised unaware of the secrets she held deep inside of her. She was blissfully unaware of the darker side of the magic that her mother yielded on a daily basis.

Would darkness and evil be released when Chase revealed who he really was? Or would it bind them together in ways they never thought possible?

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Author Spotlight – Scott Clark

Blurb

Vincent has put up with a lot in his sixteen years. He’s turned out shy and awkward. But when all hell breaks loose, and people can’t hold it together, he steps up and takes charge. The zombie apocalypse will expose people’s true character.


 

 

Blurb 

Twelve thousand words of tears and terror! These short stories all have one thing in common – they do not end well. Be it murderers, monsters, or love, something always goes wrong. Hollywood didn’t write these tales, so the good guy doesn’t win. Lock the doors, close the drapes, and turn on the lights. Get ready for Unhappy Endings.

 

Author Spotlight – Scott Clark

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20 Questoins with Scott Clark

1. What made you decide to become an author?

I’ve always had an interest in writing. I think my love of it came in my junior year of high school. One of my teachers, Ms. Saunders, wrote on an essay I turned in that I had a strong command of language. It took quite a few years of not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, dropping out of college, and dead-end jobs before I realized how much I wanted to write for a living.

2. What is the hardest thing about writing for you?

Taking criticism. I get defensive when a beta reader or someone makes suggestions about what does/doesn’t work. I eventually give in, though. I’m working on it.

3. Do you have any routines or superstitions that you go through whenever you write a book – Such as a specific room to write in, certain drink, same pen/pencil every time, specific music or noise? Release a book?

Really, the only thing I can’t have is music with lyrics or a tv going. I get too distracted by what they are saying. I do most of my writing on lunch breaks or at night, when everyone else goes to sleep. No real routine or anything.

4. Who is the one person in the writing profession who has inspired you the most?

I think I’d have to say Stephen King. For one, I would love to make a living writing horror. There are a ridiculous number of movies based on his stories. He is a household name. That would be a dream come true for me.

5. Which character is your favorite? Which character was the hardest to write? Why?

I think my favorite character is probably Vincent in The Anura Incident. I don’t think I’ve really had any difficulties writing any of my characters so far.

6. Would you consider collaborating on a book with anyone else? If so…who?  Who would be your unicorn author to collaborate with?

I would consider it given the right circumstances. If I could write with anyone, it would probably be Phil Rossi, the author of Crescent and Harvey.

7. Who is your favorite author…someone that you will buy their book even without thinking?

Again, I’d have to say Rossi. Well, him and Scott Sigler.

8. What is your best piece of advice for someone who wants to write or publish?

Just do it. If you want to be a writer, just start writing. I joined a few Facebook groups of writers and picked up some good tips there. The more you write, you better you’ll get.

9. If you could ask your readers 1 question and have them all answer…what would it be?

Do I scare you? Or rather, do my stories scare you?

10. What is your writing kryptonite?

The internet. I can be easily distracted.

11. Do you plot out your book or do you write as you go?

I usually come up with a general idea and just start writing. I let it write itself, basically. I also get ideas for the storyline while doing other things and sometimes make short notes, but I don’t really outline or anything.

12. Do you want each book or series to stand on its own or are you building a universe where all the books/series connect with each other?

Both. I want people to be able to pick up any of my books and enjoy them on their own, but I also like to have little things here and there to tie them all together.

13. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice related to writing what would it be?

Write more. Get serious about it sooner.

14. What is the biggest lesson you learned after you published your first book?

That I need to learn more about marketing my work.

15. What is a guilty pleasure?

I don’t know if it’s exactly a guilty pleasure, but I’ve always really bad enjoyed those terrible, over-the-top, ridiculous horror movies.

16. Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

I love the beach.

17. What’s an Item on your bucket list?

To buy a house out in the country, surrounded by farms and whatnot.

18. Do you have a spirit animal?  If so, what is it?

I suppose it would be a cat of some type. I need to be around people who care about me, but I also need my time to be left alone.

19. What is your favorite holiday & why?

I really like Thanksgiving for the turkey. But my favorite is Halloween. It’s the time when I can indulge in my obsession with zombies and monsters without being looked at as a freak.

20. What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Anything Reese’s is always a plus.

About Scott Clark 

I’m an author who grew up in central Ohio. I had an aunt who got me into horror at a young (probably too young) age. I would like to be a full-time author, but I would most like to entertain people with something I love to do. I’ve always been kind of obsessed with zombies, even before it was cool.
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