Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written three books, a novel, a novella and my autobiography. I am married to the nicest girl I know and we live in a small house in the country. I love really old books and TV shows. I am an unashamed lover of chocolate and funny comics. I am also a really bad insomniac so most nights I can be found working on my computer because I can’t sleep.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent book is called Crippled Hearts and it was inspired by a personal question that I had about myself. One of the things I was hoping to accomplish by writing the book was find an answer.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I think best on my feet so when I get writer’s block I pace around the house trying to focus my thoughts.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I think Shakespeare’s plays, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books and Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter have had the biggest impact on me.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a series of flash fiction stories which are going to be made available for free on my website https://www.landonpurser.com/
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Probably my website https://www.landonpurser.com/
And my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/landonpurserauthor/
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Give yourself credit for everything you try even if it doesn’t work, and don’t worry if your first book doesn’t work out the way you would like it to it’s all part of a writer’s education.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You will never be happy if you live your life the way that everyone else wants you to, so no matter what you do in life follow your heart.
What are you reading now?
Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis and Republic by Plato.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Well I think at that my skill as a writer has improved over the last few years, so I think it’s time for me to try and tackle some of my more ambitious writing goals.
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?
Assuming that there is no TV on the Island I would want some nice long books like The Bible, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and my Complete Calvin and Hobbs Comic Collection.