Hello and welcome to Author Talk, where I get the chance to cross examine an amazing Indie Author. Today we have Alex R Carver, the author of Where There’s A Will. Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog. Why don’t you take the stand and raise your right hand. Now, before we get started with the third degree, how ‘bout you confess some of your deepest, darkest secrets. Or you could just tell us a little bit about yourself.After working in the clerical, warehouse and retail industries over the years, without gaining much satisfaction, I have quit to follow my dream and become a full-time writer. Where There's A Will is the first book in the Inspector Stone Mysteries series; An Eye For An Eye, the second book, will be out in September, and Written In Blood, a thriller about a serial killer, is released on April 1st.
When not writing, I'm either playing a game or being distracted by Molly the Yorkie, who is greedy for both attention and whatever food is to be found.
Now that the jury is seated, let the inquisition begin.1. When did you first realize that you could throw random letters together and have people want to read it? I’m thinking it was the first time you filled out a police report. Right? Right?
I was too young to be filling out a police report, the first time I wrote a story I was about 10 and I was asked to come up with something for an English lesson, it was supposed to be a short thing, only a couple of pages, but it ended up filling an exercise book.
5. Do you have a favorite spot where you prefer to write? I hope it’s not the bathroom, cause that might make the readers uncomfortable.
6. When is the best time for you to write? Probably when you’re all alone and there’s no witnesses, right? I prefer to do it in secret, too.
I know I could have changed him but it’s fairly important to the story that he’s that way so once I set up his character he was kind of stuck that way.
14. Since you refuse to cough up your personal info, how about sharing some stuff so they can get a good profile going? Maybe you’d be more at ease telling us about your favorite writer? And how about your favorite book of all time?
Join me next time on Author Talk, when I interview another Indie Author. Or, as they might say, make them extremely uncomfortable with my personal questions and comments.