Interview With Author Willie Alsedek
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am just another lover of stories. I went to college in Philadelphia with hopes of making movies, but they are expensive. I have written 5 books and counting.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “For Love of Fire” and the idea came to me randomly many years ago while cooking diner with a friend. Living in the city you see a lot of homeless people who have lost their minds. There is a part of me that always wants to get to know them, and help them if I can. So I just started imagining what that would be like into this book. In the spirit of losing ones mind I may have taken some LSD while I wrote the final chapters.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I carry a little book with me so I can write ideas down through out the day. I’ll stop whatever I am doing when an idea hits. I’ll even pull my car over to write on the side of the road. Before I got a little book I’d write on anything, mostly receipts at work. Rifling through stacks of receipts was a bit taxing and got to be pretty obnoxious.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman and Elmore Leonard are the three writers I enjoy reading the most. Their work tends to get me excited to write.
What are you working on now?
I am presently writing a thrilling mind trip serial killer origin story about fragile egos, a dysfunctional family, horror movies, and the power of imaginary friends.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have yet to figure this part of the game out…
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. I have no idea how to do the rest of it. Just keep writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
When you aren’t sure, make the next sentence short and to the point and move on.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading Kindred and Geek Love at the moment.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully whats next for me is readers. Either way I am going to write more. I have a lot of books outlined I am very excited to finish.
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?
I would bring books on survival and some Shel Silverstein.
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