Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Crikey .. loads.. but the question is how many are worth reading.
I’ve published several short stories which have received good feedback. and I’m currently working on the novel .. yes that novel. you know the one that takes far longer to get put that it should.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My mind is a dark and unnerving place – a collection of short stories based on the nightmares that rattled around my head while trying to sleep.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do like to listen to music. I find that depending on which character I’m writing, I need the soundtrack to reflect. For example, In the novel I’m writing at the moment when in the POV of a teenage girl, I find remixes and dubstep on the playlist. When in the POV of an older man living on the streets, Old school rock (ACDC, Credence Clearwater Revival, and so on)
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Definitely Steven King. James Herbert, George RR Martin, Id say these are the three big ones that immediatley come to mind
What are you working on now?
The Invisible People:
Nobody saw them. Nobody cared. They were the perfect camouflage. It used them to hide in plain sight as the world walked on. Dan saw them. He looked up and saw the invisible people, and when he held out a helping hand, It latched on.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Im pretty clueless when it comes to marketing … i need help
Do you have any advice for new authors?
advice … well, I still consider myself to be in that camp, so I’m all ears if you have any.
What are you reading now?
I would say is to write true to yourself, and don’t worry if you feel you may offend or upset.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hmm, to finish “the invisible people” and try to find a publisher.
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 Game of Thrones series. The Lord of the Rings Series, The Shining and Dr Sleep. Also a stack of blank ones, and lots of pens.
Author Websites and Profiles
Alex Maher Website