Interview with Dudley Callais

What do you read for pleasure?
SciFi mostly. I'm a big fan of Larry Niven.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New Orleans and have always been fascinated by it's rich cultural history and diversity.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The creative process.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the time I search for my interests at Amazon for my Kindle.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was 16 I wrote a story titled "Wallflowers." It was about a boy who was a wallflower writing a story about the interactions between others. Never published.
What is your writing process?
I have an Idea, drink beer to get the creative process going, then drink lots of coffee to stay awake and make sense of my notes. Once the framework is established I leave it alone for a few days and come back to draft, edit and finalize my manuscript.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Larry Niven's "Ringworld." I was so fascinated I read it in one night. I had already started writing and this work was so polished and intricate I wanted to write a book that was as intriguing to my readers as much as I was intrigued by Ringworld.
How do you approach cover design?
Currently I write about New Orleans and I search for images (Public Domain) or take photos of something relevant to my work. When I write fiction I generally have an Idea about what I want and draw the cover.
Published 2014-06-01.
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Books by This Author

A Brief History of New Orleans Culture
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book offers a look at the cultural history of New Orleans and the current culture, including what "Aint dere no mo." It covers a broad spectrum of New Orleans culture in a concise and articulate manner.