Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thripz, interview with Bob Farley
Bob is an editor, writer, photographer, and lover of fine coffees. His extranormal thriller THRIPZ is a great thrill ride and I enjoyed it immensely. Here is the interview he was so gracious to give me.
1. Tell us about yourself, your life, how you became a writer.
Born in Ohio, rebelled in the 60s, grew up in the 70s, started working in the 80s in the newspaper business as a reporter and photographer. Wrote a book in the 21st century when I started staying home taking care of my only son.
2. Why did you pick this particular subject to write about? What is it about Hawaii that intrigued you?
I lived in Hawaii for over three years. An island in the middle of the Pacific, it came complete with its own religion and myth history. Land of rainbows. Very different from anywhere I'd ever been before or since.
3. Is writing your full time occupation? If not, what is?
Currently I'm a part-time editor for FinancialWire.net. Look for other work now and then, since my son is six and in school.
4. What do you think about when you can’t sleep at night?
Monsters. Spiders. Earwigs. Frying pans.
5. Who is your favorite author?
6. Where is your favorite place to write?
At my desk, staring out the glass double doors, especially when it's raining.
7. Do you outline your books?
Yes, as completely as I can for the major ideas, beginning, middle, end. Changes happen along the way, though.
8. Who has influenced your writing the most?
The core members of my critique group.
9. Where can we buy your book?
Amazon.com. Go to http://www.thripz.com for links and ways to get an autographed copy if you really must have one.
10. What about advice for aspiring authors?
Learn the basics of English (or whatever language) grammar and punctuation.
You can message Bob here about his book or his process. I told him to come around and visit :)