Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Skeleton Steve, the immortal adventurer and guardian of the Minecraft world, Diamodia. So far, I’ve written six Minecraft books to bring enjoyment to my young readers, and I plan to write many, many more. In other author incarnations 😉 I’ve written forty or so books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my last book was “Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Hunter Player Team – The SKULL KIDS”. The new Skull Kids series was inspired by games I’ve played in the past with my wife and my best friend.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Sometimes I write standing up. Ernest Hemingway wrote that way. I’ve got a convertible standing desk, so I go back and forth between standing and sitting. And I can never quite agree on if I like to write in silence, with music, or with background ambient electronica. Otherwise, I don’t do very much weird or eccentric.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My greatest influences on my fiction are Stephen King and Ayn Rand.
What are you working on now?
The Skull Kids, book 2, as well as another book for a different series about Steve and his pet creeper.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still getting the hang of book promotion, but Awesomegang, as well as the others just like it (prettyhot, etc.) are my first stops for free promos. I also do a lot on Facebook (@skeletonsteveminecraft), and a little on twitter (@skeletonsteveco). More on Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
In the self publishing world, it’s important to get a system going. And try not to fritter your time away on the stuff that won’t lead to more readers and sales. Write and produce.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.
What are you reading now?
The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferris. Although, I’m getting a little out of character now. 😉 As Skeleton Steve, I’m reading a magical book about enchanting bows with the “Infinity” spell. That one’s my favorite.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More books, more fans, I’m hoping. Readers can join the Skeleton Steve Club at SkeletonSteve.com
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?
Probably the Dark Tower series again.