Interview with Ronald Stover

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a time when there were no electronic devices and reading was a popular past-time. Although my physical surroundings did not influence my writing, the English literature teachers and professors inspired me to write. Through the many literature courses I took, and loved, there were plenty of opportunities to 'show off' my imaginative and writing skills. Encouragement was always provided to me by Mrs. Phelan, my senior year high school teacher, and I will always be thankful for that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Living in the moment and imagining what the characters must feel as a result of my writing. It's an avenue to be creative and to believe in myself. I have found myself becoming completely immersed in the story, to the point of feeling the love, anger and betrayal that exists within the story.
What are you working on next?
The concept for my next book is that excuses can be accepted by all, but deadly to some. It will contain suspense, mystery and action.
Who are your favorite authors?
The authors who have inspired me and have had an effect on my writing are: Stephen King; Clive Cussler: Robin Cook; and John Grisham.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that each day could be my last and that as much time as possible is needed to accomplish my goals.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, do-it-yourself projects, movies, television, and music.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Although it really wasn't a book, I did a very lengthy analysis for English Literature entitled "The Verisimilitudes of the French Revolution and A Tale of Two Cities."
What do your fans mean to you?
Without fans, the thrill of writing and getting the message/story across is meaningless. Their reviews of my work enables me to discover where my writing needs to be strengthened.
Published 2013-08-31.
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