Interview with AD Gentle

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy being able to provide a bit of an escape from everyday life to my readers. Being able to evoke emotions and give a bit of humour are also quite fun for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my friends I have yet to meet. Whoever reads my work has a window into my world.
What are you working on next?
I am mainly focused on short stories so perhaps Midnight on Halloween II ?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a bunch of different hobbies including fantasy painting, crafting, mask making, baking/cooking, sewing costumes, dancing, playing music, listening to music, going out to concerts, attending conventions, reading, sculpture, balcony gardening, and fitness.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I use tags and keywords to sort through books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first 'full length' story was made in grade 10 and it was essentially a precursor to The Freak and the Vampire. I gave the manuscript to my English teacher to read and she was surprised given the attitude of the rest of my class. It was pretty embarrassing so that was the last time I brought up my writing to anyone in school.
What is your writing process?
I free-write on the bus or wherever I have a bit of time. Then I elaborate on whichever pieces seem to have something to them. Eventually, they grow and more details get put in until they are stand alone works.
What do you read for pleasure?
Well, that is quite the question.
Describe your desk
Cluttered.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up a bit isolated, so I learned to entertain myself with writing somewhat escapist work.
Published 2014-03-13.
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