Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hey guys! My name is Charlie Serabian and I’m an all around artist and working professional. So far I only have one book published, but I’m also working on its sequel, a “throwback” volume and also a horror novella about a sea monster!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
It’s titled Memorias – Deep in the Arnaks. What inspired it? Golly gee whiz Batman, what didn’t inspire it? I’d say
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so! I usually like to have a scented candle lit, coffee and water… oh, yeah. I have to have a clean work environment. It doesn’t have to perfectly organized… but clean. Definitely clean.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As stereotypical as it sounds, Stephen King is a big one. I don’t get scared easily by books (movies and games, sure) but his work just murders me on the inside. Others… Frank Herbert, Tolkien, Rothfuss, all the big ones you might expect. Murakami might be my biggest influence, in a way. He breaks all the rules of traditional writing and sucks you in. He’s an interesting cat as well. Definitely read any interviews he gives.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on book two of the Memorias series. After that I have a “throwback” book planned about the character Armun. It takes place in his younger years.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best “website” is definitely my tumblr page. It’s the easiest platform to use and modify and I am not super tech savvy. It’s also, obviously, where I write my lore blurbs, so everything is just in one place.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
HAHAHAHA….. no. No, definitely not. Nope.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
To treat big decisions with the same thought process and energy you treat normal decisions. Sometimes we get so worked up we can’t see the forest through the trees, and we imagine that if we only give it MORE effort that it’ll change. This is, often times, not the case.
What are you reading now?
Rothfuss’s “The Wise Man’s Fear.” About halfway through and as expected it’s pretty damn good.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing book two, and then onto the “throwback!”
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Lord of the Rings, obviously. Murakami’s Wind-Up Bird Chronicle… hmm… Webster’s Dictionary, just keep up my vocabulary. The fourth one will remain a mystery. ; )