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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