Interview with Simon Law

When did you first start writing?
I began writing screenplays for an indie film production company back in the early naughties, before penning the script for 'Attack of the Martian Dinosaurs', the company's first feature length movie in 2005. After that, I began work on my début novel 'Bringing Forth the End of Days', an apocalyptic science fiction thriller which was eventually published by Eloquent Books in 2009. Since then I have focused my writing on darker fiction, and horror. My current novel 'The Damaged' is a dark, psychological thriller which is due for general release in October 2015.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control. pure and simple. I felt completely out of the loop when it came to the release of my first novel. I wanted more control over how to promote and market my work and so went independent instead.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The freedom to build worlds and characters without limitations. To draw people into my worlds and share the journey.
What do your fans mean to you?
The readers mean everything. Without them, all of this is pointless. I cherish every fan I get, and every good review that I receive. My thanks to all of you.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many favourite authors that it would be impossible to name them all. I love Thomas Harris, Jeff Lindsay, Dean Koontz, and of course Stephen King, but also have a deep love for the classics by authors such as Bram Stoker, H G Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I ever read was Pet Semetary by Stephen King. It made me realise that books could be far more scary than movies. They get inside of you in a way that movies just can't.
Describe your desk
a complete chaotic mess, just like the inside of my mind!
Published 2015-09-26.
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