Interview with James Casey IV

What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me.
What are you working on next?
Not quite sure just yet, but I have a few irons in the fire.
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Morrison, and Edgar Allen Poe.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Creating artwork, cooking Cajun food, fishing, and spending time with my loved ones.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Hmm, let's see, the oldest story I can remember is one I wrote in grammar school. I think it was either first or second grade, and it was a story about a pumpkin getting his new face carved for Halloween. It was a class project that the teacher had us do one day in October on a piece of orange construction paper shaped as a pumpkin. She wanted us to come up with a Halloween tale, and that's what I came up with. Actually, I think I still have it laying around somewhere. Now I'm going to have to go dig for it just to cull my curiosity.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read that had any kind of real impact on me was "The Outsiders" when I was in Jr. High; still love that book. I considered myself a Greaser for sure. That's also the book that drew me into writing poetry. One of the most poetically beautiful novels I've ever read.
Describe your desk
Organised chaos.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's like a release for me. Sometimes I think my head might explode if I don't let all the shit floating around up there pour out onto a blank page. It is extremely therapeutic.
What is your writing process?
Well, it differs from time to time, and has a lot to do with what I'm feeling at the moment. Sometimes I sit and sip coffee, smoke a few cigarettes, and write gushy tales of fond memories and past loves. Other times I sit and drink a bottle of whiskey, chain smoke, and write tales of doom & gloom. Then there are the times between when it just happens, and I can't explain it or where it's even coming from.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually have an idea of what I want to portray in an image form of poetry, so to speak.
What do you read for pleasure?
Poetry, a lot of poetry.
Published 2016-10-01.
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Books by This Author

Dark Days Inside the Light While Drunk on Wine
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
'Dark Days Inside The Light While Drunk On Wine' is a collection of writings that are some of James' more brooding work.