Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, graphic novels, and a couple of produced screenplays. I have written for several publishers and also do some self-publishing on the side.
I actually did a count for another interview a few days ago. as of today, I have 111 published works. There are some written that are not out yet and assorted comic strips, articles, interviews, etc. that I didn’t count. Here’s how they break down:
45 short stories/anthologies
49 comic books/graphic novels
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is SNOW DRIVE, the 3rd book in Snow Series 1 (6 novellas make up series 1). Snow is my homage to the p.i. TV shows and books I grew up enjoying. I was definitely inspired by Magnum p.i., The Rockford Files, Burn Notice, MacGyver, The A-Team, and shows like that. Snow is heavy on action and adventure like the shows that inspired it.
Here’s the official back cover cop for SNOW DRIVE:
2018 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP NOVEL
Abraham Snow’s career ended with a single shot, but now he’s back behind the wheel and looking for a saboteur.
The Chambers Racing team hires Snow Security Consulting to get to keep their people and equipment safe and to get to the bottom of whoever is trying to put them out of business and why. Archer Snow volunteers Abraham Snow and Big John Salmon as part of the pit crew. Can they keep the team’s young hothead out of trouble long enough to stop the saboteur before the next race? Meanwhile, an old enemy sets her sights on Snow when a bounty is placed on his head.
SNOW DRIVE is the third book in the continuing adventures of Abraham Snow.
You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Snow-Drive-3-Bobby-Nash/dp/1548008672
Learn more about SNOW at https://ben-books.blogspot.com/p/snow.html
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. My bad habits tend to be the things that keep me from doing any actual writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am influenced by many authors, both in good and bad ways. I’ve learned a lot about writing and how to act as a writer. Some who have positively influenced me include Michael Connelly, Van Allen Plexico, John Hartness, J.R. Mounts, Beau Smith, Jonathan Maberry, Alex Kava, George Perez, James R. Tuck, Gail Simone, and more. Watching these writers has taught me a lot and helped me become a better writer., I think.
What are you working on now?
I am putting the finishing touches on SNOW TRAPPED, the 4th book in the Snow series for BEN Books. Snow is an action-oriented series about a former undercover federal agent who now works as a p.i. and security consultant. This book gets him one step closer to finding the man who sold him out on his last case back at the beginning of SNOW FALLS.
I’m also prepping/plotting book 1 of the HUNTER HOUSTON: HORROR HUNTER series for Falstaff Books. Houston is a new character that will be a spin-off of John Hartness’ wildly popular BUBBA THE MONSTER HUNTER series. At present, there are four novella-length stories planned. Sales will decide if we continue on from there. Houston is a comedy/horror series with big monsters and odd creatures.
I’m also putting the SNOW collection (the first 3 in a single volume) together and cleaning up art for a collection of my old LIFE IN THE FASTER LANE comic strips. Beyond that, there are plots being put together for HUNTER HOUSTON: HORROR HUNTER books 2 – 4, SNOW 4 – 5, a couple of shorter pieces I owe publishers, and 3 novels in various stages that need to be finished: EVIL INTENT, LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER “COLD SNAP”, and BLOODSHOT (although I am probably going to change the title on the last one). Whew!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My www.bobbynash.com was named one of the Best Websites for Writers a few months back, which was a great honor. Everything you need to know is there. Beyond that, www.facebook.com/authorbobbynash, www.instagram.com/bobbynashwrites, and www.twitter.com/bobbynash get a good bit of traffic. Promotion starts there and then moves beyond social media with conventions, book signings, interviews, podcasts, etc.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Set goals. Make a plan that fits your goals. Not every writer has the same goals so you need to do what works best for you. If writing is just a fun hobby for you, that’s great. You can make a plan to reach that goal. If you want to write as a career, that’s great too, but that takes a different set of plans to help you get there. Also, and this is very important and why I’m sitting here after 11 p.m. answering these questions, if you want to write as a career, then you’ll have to treat writing like a job. That means making deadlines, missing out on social events to meet said deadlines, long nights, etc. Like any other career, you get out what you put in. Writing is hard work and involves a whole lot more than just writing. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I was once told that I needed to learn how to promote my own work because who else cares more about my work than me? It was great advice and I took it to heart.
What are you reading now?
Vegas Heist by Van Allen Plexico. A great read. I’m nearing the end.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As I mentioned above, there’s plenty of work in the pipeline. SNOW TRAPPED and HUNTER HOUSTON: HORROR HUNTER are top priorities at the moment.
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?
WOW. That’s tough. Maybe 4 of those IDW Artist Editions they put out. I could lash the four of them together and I’d have a boat.