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Q1: Thanks for participating in our Authors.com Spotlight Interview series Garry! Please introduce yourself and your book to help our readers get to know you.
A: Greetings everyone, My name is Garry E. Lewis.
Q2: Please explain how you came to be a writer, what inspired you to write your book(s) and how long it took.
A: I always had you might say a vivid imagination growing up, which lead to me becoming a fiction writer. I write Fictional Horror as well as Mystery/Suspense books
Q3: What did you enjoy most about creating this book?
A. Hidden Springs Blood Moon Rising was a thrill to write, I pictured in my mind a small logging town by the name of Hidden Springs, Arkansas. The story starts off with cattle mutilations reported to the Fish and wildlife department by a local cattle farmer. I enjoyed the idea of a small town being terrorized by strange beast.
Q4: What facets of your life, both personal and professional, are woven into your book, if any?
A. That goes back to my vivid imagination again, coming up with some chilling story's in my mind to put on paper. I always loved Werewolf stories growing up as a child, that I guess is what got the wheels turning in my mind to create some horror stories of my own creation. And then getting them published mostly aiming for the young adult readers, as well as the young at heart.
Q5. How did you get published?
A. I self publish through Createspace and Kindle as well.
Q6: Did you have any surprises or hiccups along the way during the book writing and/or publishing process?
A. Hidden Springs was a true joy to write, It practically wrote it self, as I had the story and characters in my mind already I just had to get them on paper, From there it just flowed very smoothly.
Q7: What one thing did you wish you'd known before you started this project?
A. I really can't say that was an issue regarding this book at all.
Q8: You're a fly on the wall when readers are discussing your book. What would you hope to hear them say about it?
A. That it was a thrilling story, that kept them glued to the pages to see what would happen next. And that the ending took them completely by surprise. I love it when I can throw a twist in at the end of the story catching my readers completely off guard.
Q9: Tell us one thing about you that most people don't know or would surprise them.
A. I think the one thing that would surprise them is that I'm is that I used to be a minister. They'd probably wonder why I chose to write horror stories. LOL I've just always loved scary movies and stories growing up as well as mystery's, Sherlock Holmes being one of my favorites.
Q10: What single piece of advice would you give new authors?
A. I have more then one actually, follow your dream, as writing is a true joy. Once you get hooked on writing you'll find the ideas for future stories will just keep coming. The more you write the easier it flows at least that's been my experience. There is always a reader out there looking for a new story, new adventure. I write my books with my readers in mind. And I try to put as much realism into my characters as I can. I want them to feel as if they are right there in the middle of it all.
Q11: Share a short summary of a typical day in your life with us please.
A. Well As I've mentioned before I have a full time night job, so I sleep during the day, write in the evening hours before work or on my days off. I find when I'm well rested the writing flows much easier for me. Keeping in mind to also have family time, as when I'm involved in a new book I find it's easy for time to slip away quickly. Don't forget to take time off to be with family as well. The books in your mind it isn't going anywhere it will be there when you resume your writing.
Q12: Describe where you do most of your writing. What would I see if I was sitting beside you?
A. Probably me setting up in bed with my laptop typing away, while my wife lays next to me reading her Nora Roberts. Setting up in bed or at my desk is where I do most of my writing.
Q13: What's your motto or favorite quote you like to live by?
A. If you enjoy what you do, you'll do it well.
Q14: Is there anything else you'd like to share with us in closing such as your website, an imminent book launch or what you're working on presently?
A. At present I'll soon be releasing my revised second edition of: The Curse of the Devil's Wolf Strap. It was my second book, editing was pretty rough, so I've cleaned it up quite a bit, same great story but much easier to read now, New title, New Cover, and it will also now be self published on Createspace as well and available in Kindle store with all my other titles. The new title is: "Devil Wolf the Curse Begins" and it is book one of a three book series I've written.
The second book of the series is entitled: Devil's Belt Vengeance Is mine, the third book of the series is entitled: "Devil's Belt the Final Confrontation" I'm also presently working on the second book of My Father Patrick series it's in the Mystery/Suspense category.
Entitled: "Father Patrick in Black Magic Woman".
Authors.com profile: http://www.authors.com/profile/GarryEdwardLewis
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