Interview with Sebastian H. Alive

What is your writing process?
I generally just seem to go with the flow of the story and just let my fingers flow above the keys. Sometimes my best ideas just come to me randomly.
Describe your desk
Immaculately tidy. I'm pretty sure I have OCD. Excuse me I need to go wash my hands.
What are your favorite books, and why?
My favourite books are by David Gemmell, a British author of heroic fantasy who sadly died in 2006. They take me back to my childhood. I just loved his writing and the characters he portrayed so fantastically well.
When did you first start writing?
My mother knew of my fondness for writing at an early age and one day she bought me an old manual typewriter. It was a highly sophisticated piece of tech­nol­ogy requiring near-mutant strength to just press down on each key. I was young, maybe around 10 or so. That's my earliest memory.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm not sure. I just get all these stories that build up and build up in my head buzzing around like a bunch of angry bee's. My only release is to write them down - as quickly as possible! On the last book I already had another two ideas for books forumulating in my head. It get's busy up there.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing the kids are asleep
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't actually have any fans that I'm aware of. I'm trying not to take it personally. It's lonely out there.
Who are your favorite authors?
David Gemmell, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson. In that order.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids pulling the bedsheets off me to get me out of bed at 5am in the morning. Someday they will appreciate that I gave them life.
How do you approach cover design?
With the exception of one book, I've created all the cover designs myself. I pay for the image and then edit it in a photoshop or an online photo management application. This is actually quite fun.
What are you working on next?
Another comedy. My last novel was quite dark and sometimes difficult to write about. This next one is a hell of a lot more cheerier.
Published 2013-09-30.
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Books by This Author

The weirdness of irrelevance trilogy
You set the price! Words: 131,180. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Three books of irreducible weirdness... BOOK 1: The life and deaths of Theodore Platt BOOK 2: The Elite Program BOOK 3: Society of Heroes with Indeterminate Talent
The Holy Trinity
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 180,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Three books of divine, blasphemous hilarity... BOOK 1: The Bible - The unofficial, official alternative account that's not entirely true... BOOK 2: Jesus is my flatmate, I kid you not ! BOOK 3. Satan is my trailer buddy, I kid you not!
Society of Heroes with Indeterminate Talent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,880. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In a secret location located somewhere secret an open audition is taking place. Casting sessions for superhero hopefuls applying for the ‘have-a-go-hero’ program organised by the top-secret government backed agency, S.H.I.T. Wannabe superheroes from all over the country arrive who want to make a difference and fight against crime on the streets of London.
The Damned Twins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The letter said 'on the 03rd day before ides, before the first frost of winter reaches the land the blood of your ruler will stain the earth' Two brothers, their paths inexorably linked. For one it the chance to save the lives of thousands in the knowledge that a war is coming and only he can stop it and for the other it is the resolution of a bitter feud that will only be satisfied by blood
The Elite Program
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
They have been there from the very start, from the very beginning when early man first created the spark that made fire and they will be there at the very end. They are the legend builders, the parents of evolution and the overseers of accomplishment while nurturing the stars of the future. They are the elite program.
At The Touch Of A Button...
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It is a slightly humorous, tongue-in-cheek short-story with a serious undertone about the creation, moderation and ultimate destruction of planet Earth
The Lords Of The Immoral Land
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A prince consumed by darkness and grief returns to his homeland fuelled by his desire for revenge against the tyrannical leadership of King Delgado, the ruler of the vast territory of Corshan. But will the prince's dark turbulent past and thirst for retribution threaten to destroy everything he sets out to do?
The Darker I Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,080. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Lleyland Hickey. The name is synonymous with a serial killer responsible for the brutal murders of 26 people over 2 decades. One day, 23 years after his first murder he walks calmly into a police station and confesses to the crimes he had never been caught for. He chose to end his story this way. But how did the darkness grow? After all, the seed to becoming a killer starts somewhere.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,830. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
It’s a warning for what’s to come, nothing more and the only end is what has already been written. The signs have been there all along and the evidence is virtually everywhere if you know where to look and slowly but surely the veil is being lifted the nearer it comes. .....And the time is now.
The Peculiarity Of Arthur Wilsbury
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
To everyone else they look completely normal and maybe they have always been here, watching over us and assuming the human shape and form whilst easily living among us but Arthur can actually see them for what they are, they resemble us, but they are not like us completely. Why are they are really here? Are they here to infiltrate our own society or is it just to try to live among us peacefully?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
A raw, powerful story of one man living his life whilst dealing with his past and being caught by circumstance, in a web of bloody events beyond his control.
The Sword Of Krillia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,570. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A child who is hunted with his friends in the desolate mountains of the Drylands for his Royal blood would be the catalyst for the war. Their only hope, two fathers. One a grizzled sword master, full of anger and hatred for the Ribillions and the other a man, a former warrior persecuted by his past and haunted by responsibility. But he is no ordinary man, for he is Balik, the Sword of Krillia.
End Of Heroes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a land ruled by blood and terror by a barbaric race, four men must travel to rescue a kidnapped girl taken to be sold on the Ribillion slave markets. Their destiny would entwine them on a terrible journey that would change their lives forever.
King's Of Sons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Every 100 years a single battle would take place on the Krasian Fields, a place that marks the divide between the boundaries of the Garanti from the Talian people. The rules on the battlefield were brutally simple, kill the King and in doing so the the conquering army and their race were gifted the greatest prize of them all, Thessalopolis.
The Life And Deaths Of Theodore Platt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Theodore Platt finds himself in Purgatory to face the charges brought against him for his accumulation of sins throughout his life. Forced to sign a contract by his miserable moaning Purgatory advisor Rupert, who is a cherub with the delightful comb-over, he must meet the terms and conditions in full before being considered entry into Glorious Heaven.
Satan Is My Trailer Buddy, I Kid You Not!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The devil is forced to come up from the depths of hell and with the help of his perpetually stoned assistant Derek, who doesn’t have a clue about anything much, they form a formidable partnership to nurture evil and reinvigorate the fear of Satan in the hearts and minds of the population
Jesus Is My Flat Mate, I Kid You Not!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A funny journey of discovery for an atheist and the divine central figure in Christian belief here on a short sabbatical preaching the message of God. So begins a series of events which will challenge the atheists rather flaky views and knowledge of religion and for Jesus an awakening to the uncomfortable truth that the world really has moved on and appears to be coming apart at the seams.