Interview With Author Stephen Moody
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a Scottsdale artist, who specializes in abstract art of the human form.
I graduated in Communications, studying Broadcast Journalism, but followed my passion creating art.
This is my debut novel, but I have written for several industry publications, with my own monthly column: You Heard It from Moody.”
My love for art and women inspired this story of passion with a spiritual element that resonates in the heart of a twin flame.
I am currently writing the sequel to this novel, this is a trilogy. Hold On to the Love – Forbidden Love is the first of three novels.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Hold On to the Love: Forbidden Love is my first book. I had a dream about a friend of mine. I sent her the dream on Messenger, not knowing what to expect as it was an erotic dream. I was surprised by her response – she said, “You need to write a book.” Long story short, she convinced me and this book was inspired by that conversation.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I would have to ask what are normal writing habits. My book editor was always surprised at how quickly I worked to make changes to the manuscript. But it is not uncommon for me to write all night and watch the sun come up. I feel free when there is no one to disturb me when I’m in the zone.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I fell in love with Shakespeare at the age of 13, visiting Stratford Upon Avon and seeing Romeo and Juliet and The Comedy of Errors as well as a futuristic Hamlet in an open air theatre on the Thames. I love the work of John Grisham & Robert Ludlam.
What are you working on now?
I am working on book 2 of this series. This will be a trilogy when it is all said and done. I’m hoping to have the next book out to the public by the first of then new year.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’ve spent a lot of time marketing the book. Given this is my first book I have spent a lot of time going through the school of hard knocks…..making my way through the process. It’s been a great learning experience. I’ve been working my social media accounts to help get the book out there as well as a number of book sites to help spread the word.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write every day. Write at the same time. And, if you don’t have anything to write about, just write what ever is in your head. Don’t give up.
What are you reading now?
The Journey of Souls by Michael Newton.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing book two and then heading to Spain for a few months to do research for book 3.
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?
1 – How to survive on a desert island.
2 – Great Island Recipes when you’re stranded on a Desert Island.
3- How to build an amazing hut and comfortable bed on a desert island
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