Interview with Chris Edmonds

What are you working on next?
It's a mystery novel with an occult twist. I think it's called 'Siobhan - the Private Eye with a different way of seeing' but I'll let you know.
Who are your favorite authors?
William Horwood, Mervyn Peake, Stephen Donaldson, Stephen King, Anne McCaffrey, Richard Bach and hundreds of others.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dog Henry - he needs to pee. I'm joking (sort of). I'm too busy to stay in bed in the mornings. In addition to writing novels (I'm working on my 5th), I'm a part-time faculty member at Columbia College where I teach a post-graduate course in film production. On top of that I work freelance as a Line Producer/AD in film and TV production.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I think my answer to the last question took care of that.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My wife finds them for me usually on Smashwords.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a film script called 'Who By Fire'.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was 'Noddy' by Enid Blyton. Impact? Not much I hope. It was a weird series of little books in which P.C. Plod always tapped Noddy on the head to make him nod like an insane banshee.
How do you approach cover design?
Since my day job is in the visual arts, I'm pretty good with graphics so I did them all myself. In fact I've done a lot of covers for other authors too. My covers always give clues about the plot within the story to those who think about it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Gormenghast, Lord of the Rings, The Dragon Riders of Pern, and The Stonor Eagles. I like to read and write books that examine the wrinkles in the human condition and for me, that's best done away from the constraints of everyday life.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything I read is for pleasure. If I don't like a book, I stop reading it usually within the first chapter. My wife, on the other hand, refuses to give up on a novel even if she hates it. Then I have to listen to her moaning about the author's work while she plows through it.
Published 2016-08-17.
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