Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Election 2064 series is largely informed by today’s current political climate, with a speculative twist. The main question it asks is whether we’re prepared as a society and a country to face the monumental challenges of the next century.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Too many to count! I like to read a chapter or two from whatever book I’m reading, to get me into a literary flow, and then I listen to some hype music.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I grew up on Stephen King and fantasy sagas from Raymond E Feist, David Eddings, and Piers Anthony.
What are you working on now?
Election 2064: Book Two will be out sometime in 2018! (likely late spring/early summer)
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t get discouraged, ever.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Your first draft is gonna suck, but it’s ok. And, you can’t edit a blank page.
What are you reading now?
Fonda Lee’s Jade City and Stephen & Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties.
What’s next for you as a writer?
After Book Two in the Election 2064 series, will likely work on another sci-fi project that has been kicking around in my head, before going back to finish the saga.
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, Stephen King
Dune, Frank Herbert
The Last Ship, William Brinkley
All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
Lucifer’s Hammer, Larry Niven
Author Websites and Profiles
Scott McDermott Amazon Profile