Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my first novel! An avid fan of Science Fiction, I finally decided to take a crack at writing one myself. Writing Black Saucer was such a great experience for me that I decided to start writing a sequel, which I hope to finish by summer’s end. I even have a third book in the works!
I have been an Art Director for 35 years, and I have found it to be a fun and rewarding career.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I always wanted to write a book, but every time I came up with an idea, I would eventually decide that it really wasn’t such a good idea. One night, I woke up with an idea for a sci-fi book. I thought about it for a while and realized that it would make a pretty good story! And that’s how Black Saucer: A Story of Determination came to be!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m a big believer in just start typing. Don’t think about it, do it! You could always rewrite parts of your story if you don’t like it later on.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, James P. Hogan, Clive Custler, Nelson DeMille, Edgar Rice Burrows and Kirt Vonnegut.
What are you working on now?
The Sequel to Black Saucer, title to be determined.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Right now it’s Facebook and Reddit. I’ve also been working on getting some press in a local newspaper. I go into Coffee shops, Comic stores, and anywhere else wher they will let me put up a poster.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t stare at a blank page! Start typing, even if it stinks! Just type, and correct yourself later.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Finish your book!
What are you reading now?
To Your Scattered Bodies Go, by Phillip Jose Farmer
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing the sequel to Black Saucer, then it’s on to my third book!
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?
Failure Is Not An Option, by Gene Kranz
We, by Charles Lindbergh
Dragon, by Clive Custler
Author Websites and Profiles
James Allocca Amazon Profile