Interview with Huxley Innis

What's the story behind your latest book?
The last six years. It's a dirty job without prestige and there have been far too many weird experiences that I just couldn't afford not to include.
I've been working that job all this time and I am still working it. Where's my fuckin' break already!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My intense desire and need for Freedom. Nobody is going to tell Huxley Innis what he can or cannot write or publish.
Don't even try...
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has single-handedly given me--as a writer and publisher--the opportunity to be Me. And for that I am eternally grateful. I have far more global exposure with Smashwords than without. And finally, what can you say about Mark Coker? The guy is a fucking genius!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Without a doubt: the creative process and the creative need to GET STONED and ROCK OUT!
What do your fans mean to you?
If I had any...they would mean everything obviously, because they're the folks who would totally understand, appreciate, support and promote my work.
What are you working on next?
Whatever the fuck motivates my Muse...
I wouldn't ever consider challenging her judgment.
The Lady is always Right.
Another collection of Reports and another novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, Thomas Pynchon (a lot of Tom's eh? But just one Dick!), Charles Bukowski, Haruki Murakami, Roald Dahl and Philip K. Dick, just off the top of me wee head!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Sunshine and cannabis...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Smoking weed, loving, living, talking, walking, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing and just plain chillin' out.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By browsing Smashwords for hours!
What is your writing process?
It's all over the map! I wish I could offer a consistent, responsible model but I can't. A routine would be wonderful! But that ain't me. I really wish it was though. I envy those that can.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was reading by the age of two. So, no, I don't remember the first story I ever read. Many books I've read however, have had a profound impact on my life--all for the good. Which is why I like to read. It's an escape. It's a trip.
I read a lot of espionage fiction when I was in elementary school, then in junior high and high school I got into absurdist fiction: Tom Robbins, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., too many others to mention, and I've always been a HUGE Stephen King fan. As far as non-fiction? You name it and I've probably read it...
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 8...in the basement...in the middle of the night one stormy night.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and Everything.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My computer.
Published 2016-03-18.
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Books by This Author

The Innis Reports: Fired Up & Having Fun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,670. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Hold on tight... Huxley Innis is back with a new collection of reports ready to transport you into an odd literary otherworld guaranteed to blow your mind. Fired Up & Having Fun invites you, Wise Reader, into the Lazy Beaver tavern trilogy. A three report, three-alarm roller coaster ride of reading sure to leave you shocked and shaken. So what are you waiting for? Be brave. Go on in...
The Innis Reports: 6 Strange Shorts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Wildly hilarious, bizarre and unsettling... The Innis Reports: 6 Strange Shorts is a brutal but wonderfully fun ride into the HI mind. These odd tales never hesitate to reveal the ugliness and absurdity of the human condition. Ludicrous, surreal, brazen and piercingly satirical, no one is safe from Huxley Innis's lyrically weird assault on the familiar. And this is just the beginning...