Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I gave up a career in fashion photography to join the Army after 9/11. I wrote five interactive adventures for DelightGames before releasing my first novel, Noble Man. Now I’m on book number 3.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Noble Intent. It was inspired in part by the controversy surrounding Julian Assange and the questions of morality v. responsibility and freedom of the press.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
None of them seem unusual to me, but my fiancé says I’m pretty strange. I tend to mutter to myself and make sound affects, even facial expressions as I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The old hard-boiled masters inspire me the most. I love Dashiell Hammett, Ross MacDonald, Mickey Spillane and Robert E. Howard.
What are you working on now?
Working on the next Jake Noble book, of course!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think the best method of promoting your book is writing a really good book that gets good reviews. After that its a matter of putting your book in front of the right readers. Sites just like this are perfect for that. But writing a great book that gets readers excited and waiting for the next installment is make or break.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write everyday, no matter what. No excuses. I write on my birthdays and Christmas. There’s nothing I’d rather be doing. For more advice check out www.literaryrebel.com
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers is probably the best advice I’ve ever read for the context of writing. Writers, just like any other profession, need time to hone their skills and that means putting in your 10k hours. It’s not what most fledgling authors want to hear, but it’s the truth.
What are you reading now?
Right now I’m reading Power Down by Ben Goes and A Patriot’s History of the United States by Schweikart and Allen.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve always wanted to write a modern fantasy.
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?
Anything by Tom Clancy. You’d starve to death before you got to the end of the book!
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