Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Logan Crannell, born in Utah, and predominantly a videographer. I went through an extremely difficult period in my life, in places where cameras weren’t allowed, and felt the written word was the only way to relate the experience.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘Hands Down: A Story of Incarceration’ is the book. I was facing a long prison term for crimes I didn’t commit, and had to ask myself how the hell my life got to this point. In lockdown I kept a journal for therapy, and so others could learn what really happened. I vowed to publish it, and I did.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m a bit of a shut-in. I talk out loud to myself, pop my jaw, don’t eat much and listen to loud music. My dog pulls me back to reality though, and we go on adventures.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read a lot of philosophy, middle eastern thought, and transpersonal psychology. With a little Salman Rushdie to shake things up.
What are you working on now?
Promoting, which apparently never ends.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
For the last year and a half of trial and error, and exploring avenues, I feel the most confident using book promotion sites like this to get people to my own website and boost my email subscriptions.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write for yourself. If you decide to publish it, read each page individually and ask yourself ‘What am I bringing awareness to?’
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep ’em laughing’
What are you reading now?
‘The Art of Arranging Flowers’, by Shozo Sato
What’s next for you as a writer?
Well, I hope it’s not a sequel. That would mean I violated my probation.
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 thickest ones, to use for tinder.