Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
A. S. Minor lives in Florida with his wife, two sons, two dogs, a cat and a snake. He is a spoken word competition-winning poet and novelist, as well as a member of the veteran performance poetry group called The Combat Hippies, which has made quite an impact in Florida. He has written half a dozen unpublished novels and countless poems, both in prose and spoken word form. He has numerous individual poems published, and a complete book of poetry, and is currently in negotiations with a publisher to get one of his newest novels published.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of his latest novel is “Writer’s Block.” It was inspired by the idea of Greek muses and their mythological influences on writers.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I often have two-sided conversations with myself in order to organize my thoughts.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have been majorly influenced by Anne Rice, Stephen King, and Robert Jordan. I grew up reading Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, and obsessively gobbled up Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.
What are you working on now?
At the moment I amade working on the sequel to Writer’s Block.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I believe that diversification is essential when it comes to marketing and promotions, so though sites like Amazon.com are invaluable, I also feel that social media is just as important.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
For a new author I would say to recognize that “wanting to be” a writer is not possible. If you write, then you are a writer. We, as writers, have a tendency to look at the most successful authors and view them as somehow different than us. Once you accept the fact that they’re not, then you can really successfully invest yourself into your craft. If you’re a writer, then write!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Write the book that you want to read, and don’t be afraid that it’s different than what’s already out there.”
What are you reading now?
“Prince Lestat” by Anne Rice
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will continue to write my Writer’s Block books, creating a series.
Author Websites and Profiles
Allen Minor Amazon Profile