Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a writer of novels, comic books, short stories, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay. I don’t have an exact count of everything I’ve written handy, but I was first published in 1992 so it’s in the area of 100 stories in one format or another. As you may have guessed, I love to write.
Here’s my official bio for 2016:
An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies including IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Productions, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Avatar Press, Fight Card Books, Radio Archives, BEN Books, and more. A comprehensive list of Bobby’s published titles and upcoming releases can be found at www.bobbynash.com.
Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.
For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at www.bobbynash.com and across social media. If you see him walking around the con, please say hi and make sure he’s not lost.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest release is the Sherlock Holmes & Domino Lady trade paperback collection from Moonstone Books. It is in stores as of May 11, 2016.
Sherlock Holmes & Domino Lady is a new trade paperback collection containing a brand new Domino Lady comic story, a brand new Holmes/Domino illustrated prose story by Bobby Nash, a Holmes/Domino Lady prose story by Nancy Holder with NEW illustrations, reprints Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady issues#1 and 2, and The Holmes Holiday Special story!
Written by Bobby Nash and Nancy Holder
Art by Reno Maniquis, Nick Diaz, and Mike Fyles.
Cover price: $14.95
Nancy Holder and I have been working together on Domino Lady comic book stories for a few years now and our editor at Moonstone, Joe Gentile, offered me the opportunity to write a new prose story featuring the characters together on an adventure, I just couldn’t say no. They are both a lot of fun to write.
In June 2016, the first issue of the Domino Lady: Threesome comic book hits stores. Domino lady teams up with two different characters each issue to thwart villainous schemes and stop crime in their own unique way. Issues 1 & 2 are written by Nancy Holder and myself. I take over as solo writer with issue #3.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Most of my unusual writing habits are bad ones. You know, not writing, getting easily distracted, checking social media, that sort of thing. Of my good writing habits, making sure I hit my deadlines is top priority for me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am influenced by oh so many authors, both good and bad in writing and in how to act as a writer. Seeing how others handle situations or treat their fans is an education to me. Some who have positively influenced me include Michael Connelly, Van Allen Plexico, Beau Smith, Jonathan Maberry, John Hartness, Alex Kava, George Perez, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Gail Simone, and more. Watching these writers has taught me a lot and helped me to be a better writer.
What are you working on now?
I am currently juggling two novels that are on tight deadlines. I’m working on the LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER novel “COLD SNAP!” for Airship 27 Productions and an as yet untitled novel starring THE AVENGER for Moonstone Books. I’m also working with an artist to put a comic pitch together, but it’s way too early to say more about that. On deck is EVIL INTENT, the follow up novel to EVIL WAYS for BEN Books.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
It’s hard to say which one works the best as I do a good deal of promotion across several platforms. Social media is certainly one method, though kind of limited. Being interviewed by book websites such as this one, doing podcasts, guest blogs, conventions, appearances, you name it. I do whatever I can to get the word out about my work.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Set goals and make a plan. Not every writer wants the same thing to come from his or her writing. 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. There is a different set of plans you can implement to help you get there. Know what you want, set goals, then set out in search of that destination. Also, 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?
Promote your own work because no one is going to care about your books/stories as much as you.
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl from Marvel.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Another project. Another book. Another deadline. The cycle continues.
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?
1001 Fish Meals, Smoke Signals For Dummies, boat building on a budget, and whatever’s on my tablet (including email). 🙂
Oh, did you want a serious answer? That’s tough. I really don’t know.