Interview with Andrew Hess

What are you working on next?
I am currently getting set to release the second book in The Phoenix Blade series entitled Awakening. I am also working on a Detective novel set in Ulster County, NY
Who are your favorite authors?
Edgar Allen Poe has always been my favorite. His cryptic dark tales always have readers begging for more.
James Patterson has been one of my current favorite authors due to his gripping stories and great attention to detail.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a big movie and music fan. I am always looking for the next great film or concert to go to.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
A lot of the ebooks I read are from the authors I have met through Twitter and Google Plus. I interview them on my blog and help promote their books. If I like the general story, I'll buy it right on the spot and have done so numerous times.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The very first story I wrote I cannot remember. I was in the fifth grade when I wrote it and have no idea where it is. However, the first story I wrote in my adult life was a story of my time backyard wrestling with my friends and how I wished that career would have been like had I not been hurt and went professional.
What is your writing process?
I tend to need complete silence all around me with the exception of music pumping through my speakers. I tend to feed off a lot of the songs and found certain songs increase the intensity of my writing and how fast I can write a chapter.
What do you read for pleasure?
I tend to read a lot of mystery and adventure books but like the occasional romance or horror story as well.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I tend to read mostly on my Kindle.
Describe your desk
My desk is usually filled with a lot of junk because I never work at my desk. I tend to take my laptop wherever I need to because I need to be comfortable and tend to move around often.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lindenhurst, NY and have lived there most of my life. My town has been a big influence to my writing. Growing up; there were many people who didn't support kids having big dreams. They told them they had to get their heads out of the clouds and focus on getting a "real job." I looked at it as a challenge. I wanted to become a writer for half a dozen reasons, but any time there has ever been a moment of easing up, I thought about how many people said those kinds of dreams never come true which makes me work ten times harder.
Published 2014-07-29.
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Books by This Author

Campus Killer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,360. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The fall semester for New Paltz has begun complete with a dead body turning up in the dorms. Police claim the case is open and shut, but Detective Ali Ryan doesn’t think so. She throws herself into the case desperately searching for answers as the death toll on campus rises; each made to look like a suicide.
The Phoenix Blade: Awakening
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,970. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Benefactor has been arrested, the Phoenix is dead and the group known as the Revolution has been disbanded for nearly three years. Witness the fallout from the biggest government conspiracy the U.S. has ever seen as the President faces treason charges. But there are those that don’t want him to make it to trial. As the group known as the Committee plans out their attacks, a familiar face begin
The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice
Series: The Phoenix Blade, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 74,130. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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What would you do if everything you said and did was monitored and used to force you into working covertly for the government? Watch the events unfold as college student Andrew Lancaster is coerced into working for a government official known only as the Benefactor. In return Lancaster will receive the answer to the question that has plagued him for years; who killed his mother.