Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Eddie. When I decided to write I started a literary/art magazine called SMOG CITY. It was critically acclaimed, perhaps for the art design more than the writing. At some point I decided to shift my attention to writing books. So far I’ve got two novels and a collection of short stories out. More to come, hopefully.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called BIGFOOT DEATH SQUAD AND EIGHT OTHER STORIES. I like to mix genres to keep myself interested – most of the stories are about the world of the paranormal intersecting with everyday low-lives and degenerates.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write to a timer. For 33 minutes I don’t have to write–I just have to relate to the work in front of me and nothing else. I learned this from a famous copywriter whose name escapes me at the moment.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Richard Price, Turgenev, Stephen King, Mark Twain
What are you working on now?
The next novel. It’s about a gang of dirtbike-riding arsonists.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Learn to type and show up for work every day, even if it’s just a few minutes.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I arrogantly disregard anything anyone ever tells me.
What are you reading now?
I’m into this guy Robb White. He wrote “young adult” fiction but his stuff is wonderfully written, plotted, and paced. Almost everything he’s done is out of print, unfortunately. I liked his book Deathwatch.
What’s next for you as a writer?
A coming-of-age novel after the one I’m writing now.
I need to get a little older, get some perspective.
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?
Any four books by Mark Twain would work.