Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello everyone my name is Harvey Neil Stidston II. I have lived in Clovis California most of my life. I have lived on the Hoopa reservation and visited many others. My wife and I have 4 children 3 girls and 1 boy. Fire Hawk The Shaman is a Native American story and my first book
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Fire Hawk The Shaman was inspired by my father’s life. In 1940 he got sick with polio and when the doctors had cured him. He had braces on his legs and had to inhale medicine 3 times a day from a pot of boiling water. They said he would be lucky to live to the age of 18 and he was 6. Well in 1941 Shamanism was against the law but she took him anyway. His life was different From Fire Hawks but that’s where the beginning came from and now my father lives again as Fire Hawk The Shaman.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My unusual writing habit come from my dreams that I have and they lead me into our stories. So many thing have happened in my life and my dreams help me remember. Mt wife nick name was Little Fox in high school and is in my book.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Mark Twain and J. K, Rowling. Harry Potter was a inspiration yet the first book i had read sense college.
What are you working on now?
I am writing the squeal to Fire Hawk
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Just being me
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you want to be a great Writer. You have to eat sleep and breath your book. Never take no for an answer. No one can kill your dream unless you let them. Reality sucks sometimes but if being a writer is what you want don’t ever give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you don’t Believe in yourself co one else will ether.
What are you reading now?
I don’t have time to read right now as I’m writing my next book
What’s next for you as a writer?
When Fire Hawk returns he join once again with the Shakawl to fight evil and save the forest.
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?
The survivalist. How to build a boat. And last but not least Psycho cause I’m going to go crazy by my self without a laptop or phone.