Saturday, November 30, 2013

Author Interview–Derick Parsons @1_DerickParsons

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Is there any books you really don’t enjoy?

I don’t like horror stories; they bore me. Everywhere you look there’s a vampire novel or tv program. I enjoyed the novel Dracula when I was young but I don’t find vampires –or werewolves- cool or sexy. I just think they’re silly.

What do you hope your obituary will day about you?

I don’t care, unless it’s written by my wife or my sons. Then I’d like to be described as loving and supportive, as a good father. But why would I care about the opinion of a stranger who knows nothing about the real me?

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?

I grew up in south Dublin and I live there now, but I’ve lived all over the world inbetween.

How did you develop your writing?

Being exposed to other cultures has made me intolerant of intolerance and bigotry, if nothing else.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

All writing starts as a daydream, a fantasy that grows instead of being forgotten about or dismissed. Then you write it down.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?

Writing is easy; getting published is hard, marketing is hell. I’m not a salesman and I hate trying to be one.

What marketing works for you?

The KDP select free giveaway program got my first book, Hidden, on the paid bestsellers list so that obviously worked for me, but I imagine it’s different with everyone.

Do you find it hard to share your work?

It’s easier to share work with strangers than with family, as obviously the opinion of those closest to you is more important. But it’s something you grow used to.

Hidden

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Genre - Mystery, Thriller

Rating – PG-18

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Website http://www.derick-parsons.com/

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