Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an avid writer. I typically, for now, do my own editing and proofreading. I have one completed book called Flash Fiction Collection. I am working on three separate full length novels.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Flash Fiction Collection book was inspired by several different things. Some of the stories in the book were inspired by my own life experiences, one was inspired by real world events and others were inspired by my gaming experiences.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
When I am writing I just let it flow. Sometimes I’ll go back and read something I have wrote and it won’t make sense in the moment but I just have to let it flow to avoid writers block. I do go back and rearrange and fix things that don’t make sense but I’ll write a whole story without going back to look at it until I have finished it.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite author is John Grisham and his books are the ones that influenced my decision to start writing. I love the way he tells a story and I hope to one day tell stories as well as he does. I have also been influenced by Stephen King. He is one of the top notch story tellers of our time. His attention to detail and his ability to make you feel like you are living his story out definitely influenced the way I want to write.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on The Spread, a zombie-type novel. I am also working on 2032:The End which is a story with a vast scope of characters and locations focusing on a not so distant future of WWIII. Last but not least, I am also working on Back In Time which is a time travel/historical fiction novel.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Twitter and Facebook for the most part at this point and time.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just write. It doesn’t have to sound good when you start that is what editing and proofreading is for. It doesn’t even have to make a lot of sense at first. Get your idea out of your mind then rework it to make something great.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s cliche but “If at first you don’t succeed, try again”
What are you reading now?
I am reading one of John Grishams newer novels titled Camino Island.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to publish several books and I dream of having one become a bestseller. Not so much for the fame but so that I have contributed to modern literature.
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 Stand by Stephen King, I’ve read it at least eight times but I could read it several more. The Client by John Grisham and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Author Websites and Profiles
Philip Olson Amazon Profile