Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in Arizona, but now live outside of Philadelphia with my wife and five kids. I’ve written 4 or 5 novels, so far one has been published, Groomed is coming this Christmas, and the sequel to my first novel is coming Fall 2018 from Pink Umbrella Piblishing.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
GROOMED, Book 1 in The Husband Trials. It started when I saw a guy flirting with a much older woman in the airport. It made me think what it would be like if age wasn’t an issue and we could court anyone through time travel. Naturally some women would be more popular than others so that inspired the deadly contest to determine who got the girl.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I need Adderall. My adhd doesn’t let me write. Also I do most of my writing in empty jetways at the airport. (I work for American Airlines.)
What authors, or books have influenced you?
What are you working on now?
The Time Traveler’s Sewing Kit about an African American boy who orders time-traveling thimbles from a demon catalogue.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Probably Goodreads giveaways. Expensive but it certainly drums up interest.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep pumping out the novels. After your 4th or 5th you’ll start getting good enough to make the agents take notice. If not, self publish. There’s always an audience for your book you just have to find it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t be afraid to make your characters suffer. Every scene must end it disaster. 🙂
What are you reading now?
Andrew Rowe – Sufficiently Advanced Magic
What’s next for you as a writer?
Pink Umbrella Publishing is rereleasing An Uncommon Blue (YA Fantasy) next March and publishing the sequel THE WHITE SERPENT the following fall. I’ll be querying agents with Time Traveler’s Sewing Kit when I’m finished.
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 Bible, The Book Of Mormon, and the complete Chronicles of Narnia. 🙂
Author Websites and Profiles
RC Hancock Website