Interview with Eddie Latiolais

What is your writing process?
I like to picture how each character would react in every situation and not necessarily how I would want them to react. I steer them in the direction I want but they seem to take over. As long as they reach the same conclusion I want, I let let them run free.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lafayette, LA. My dad had a great sense of humor, which is where I'd like to think I inherited it. My childhood friends and I relied on an active imaginations and it kept us entertained for hours at a time. Humor and imagination are the key ingredients in my writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making something out of nothing. The page is my canvas.
What are you working on next?
I've been in the optical industry for the last 30 years. I'll be starting a novel based on the many crazy predicaments I've endured over that time. Hopefully it won't take another 10 years to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It started as a concept for a musical in 1991. After exhausting that project, I decided to turn it into a novel and it went off in a completely different direction.
Published 2015-08-31.
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Books by This Author

The Devil's in My Bathroom
Price: Free! Words: 161,930. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A dark comedy, Nick Peltier is trying to deal with being a murder suspect, running from his past, and being responsible for writing the worst number one song ever.