Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello! I am the author of the Rift Cycle, a grimdark, science-fantasy series. Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@halo_scot), or visit haloscot.com. EDGE OF THE BREACH is my debut novel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
EDGE OF THE BREACH is my latest book. It was inspired by my own struggle with mental illness and sexual identity as well as my lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I try not to establish any specific habits/routines. I try to keep myself moving and adaptable, and this helps me personally stave off writer’s block.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Joe Haldeman, Pierce Brown, Leigh Bardugo, and V.E. Schwab
What are you working on now?
I’m working on writing/editing the rest of the Rift Cycle.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Twitter and Reedsy (https://reedsy.com/) are my favorites thus far.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do whatever works for you.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep writing. No matter what.
What are you reading now?
SEVEN BLADES IN BLACK by Sam Sykes
What’s next for you as a writer?
A long, long nap. And then some coffee. And then hopefully a stand-alone sci-fi in 2020 or 2021, after the Rift Cycle.
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?
SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Ray Bradbury
RED RISING by Pierce Brown
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo