Interview with Dixon Reuel

Published 2019-08-06.
What are you working on next?
After my debut novel, RISE OF ONE, I cannot wait to work on my next tale! Titled, THE BANGLE TIGER, it is a Hellenistic historical fantasy that explores the binds of love despite and because of conquering empires. I adore the characters in it, so I really cannot wait to get started!
Who are your favorite authors?
Mary Renault, JRR Tolkien, Roald Dahl, and Peter S. Beagle.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That there are stories that have come to me, they need to be told, otherwise they will be lost forever.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Daydreaming and wishing I wasn't at work :)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The Ghost of Armley Fell - a terrible ghostly short story!
What is your writing process?
Show up and record what's in your head. Remove everything stopping you from getting to the page.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first proper novel I read was The Neverending Story and I think it's one of those books that will blow you away, no matter what age you are. For a young kid, the book made me a writer.
How do you approach cover design?
From a reader's perspective. Hopefully from a minimalist perspective, too.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Just... showing people that you're putting in the effort, that you're turning up everyday. And yes, sometimes it's hard, but also sometimes it's wonderful.
Describe your desk
My desk is merely a holder for the SUPER EXPENSIVE candles I purchase and burn while writing!!
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