Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a Writer, Director, Producer, and Music Producer (as part of the music producer collective, “The Arkatechz”), from New York City, and I’ve written a multitude of works that I haven’t published yet. As a filmmaker and author, it can be a struggle trying to figure out what you want to hold, and what you want to release, first. I’ve been releasing the material for films thus far, primarily, until now.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my debut novella is called “Backseat in The Dark.” It was inspired by my casual observations of people, the human condition, our flaws, and the types of behaviors that people might engage in, that can seemingly attract misfortune.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think I have any unusual writing habits, per se, but I have a tendency to write harder material at night, for some reason, lol.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
James Baldwin, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Alice Walker; there are definitely a few. Their perspectives are just profoundly insightful in literature.
What are you working on now?
At any given time, I’m working on several projects at once. A short film, a feature film, a novel, a television series, and music, lol. I’ve got my hands full.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I would have to say Twitter and Facebook primarily, at the moment. Of course, there’s always room for expansion.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice to new authors is to only write when you’re inspired. That’s when you’ll produce your best work.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The biggest wins are right behind the losses, so you have to keep going.
What are you reading now?
Just my own material at this present time, because I have so much to do, lol. When I get my own material completed, I’ll be able to sit down and read some external works from others. I look forward to that.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I always say the sky is the limit. At some point, I definitely plan to step into the non-fiction arena as well.
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?
That’s a tough one, but I would say The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive, Lord of The Flies, and The Beginner’s Guide to Foraging Edible Plants, lol.
Author Websites and Profiles
Milton Dewar Website