Interview with Thomas J. Mason

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am still a computer geek. Despite being retired, I fix neighbors', family's and friends' computers. My computer is constantly being upgraded. The greater the complexity, the greater chance of failure. Right now, the computer I use for editing video is at it's simplest and it's most powerful. Project files are on one RAID array, temporary files are on a separate drive and composed video files are written to a second RAID array. Now I have no excuse not to edit my backlogged family videos.
When my computer is up and running, as it is now, I sing Irish and Scottish traditional music and accompany myself on my Irish flat drum, a bodhrán.
How do you approach cover design?
First: What is the concept of the book? What is the effect the author wants to create?
Second: What image do I have in mind that will convey the essence of the book?
Third: How do I fit the Title and Author's Name into or around the cover image.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and Francis Scott Card's Ender series.
They are speculative fiction and the authors are able to stretch their imaginations while writing and mine while reading.
Published 2016-10-04.
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Books by This Author

God Loves You The Way You Are
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This is the kind of book that tells you That God loves you. That God made only one of you. That God gave you life to have a life. That it is up to you to take responsibility for your life. That God loves you, and you are worthy of love. That you are worthy to love and be loved. That you can extend that love outward from yourself, through all of God’s Creation, all the way to God.
The HORRIBLE Truth About Reincarnation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,020. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
The HORRIBLE Truth About Reincarnation is that we do come back. Death is not an escape. The Near Death Experience that I had this lifetime showed me that God is with us always and we are already with God, wherever we are. As God’s children we are always welcome to come Home for a visit, but God did not create us as individuals, with self-determinism, to hang around Heaven all day.