Interview with Eric Maskell

Who are your favorite authors?
A few of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker and Neil Gaiman
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life. The prospect of living life to the fullest. Every morning gives you the opportunity to write a new chapter in your life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I like to spend time with my kids watching movies and television shows on Netflix. I also like to work out and review plays for The Column Online.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover the ebooks I read by word of mouth. I think the best thing you can do to appreciate an author is to share their works with others.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I wrote a short story in high school that included my friends. I was a serious daydreamer in class and generally bored with school so I filled an entire 500 page college rule notebook with a story.
What is your writing process?
I generally get snippets of the story bouncing around in my head. Once the snippets push themselves into a more substantial nagging I then write them down on sticky notes or notepads. It is a little like Madmax Beyond Thunderdome. Two stories enter, one story wins. Which ever story seems the most persistent usually gets written down.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Green Eggs and Ham. Of course it had an impact. Dr. Seuss was a genius.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually approach someone else. Don't get me wrong. I have input and I know the direction I want to go with the cover but I usually need a graphic design partner that is outstanding to bring it to life.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The bible. (Umm....it's GOD's word). After that it gets kind of foggy. I liked Peretti's This Present Darkness. I liked Ted Dekker's Circle Trilogy but honestly I don't think there are five favorites. There are so many books out there and so many different stories that I think the favorites would change as a new one was read.
What do you read for pleasure?
Comic books. I know I know. Some would say it's not "high brow" but honestly I think comics are very intellectual and very stimulating. I remember seeing "evisceration" in a comic with Wolverine and thought...man that's interesting. I looked it up and thought it was even more interesting.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook color
Published 2013-09-24.
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The Veil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Veil is a gripping fast paced supernatural thriller. Waking from the nightmare was just the beginning for Jack Schuls. While being stalked by a malevolent spirit and a mysterious corporation with ties to the Roman era, Jack must figure out his past to save his future.