Interview with John C. Irish

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My books are the memories of my life, through the records.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife, we are together since I was fifteen, my two children and now ... my two granddaughters.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the Beatles discography published in Brazil. I also work in the discography of ABBA all over the world.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm sure that all these records are also memories for my followers. That's why I want to share it.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like writers from all over the world:
Shakespeare, Cervantes, Henry Miller, Thomas Mann, Gustave Flaubert, Federico García Lorca, Ernesto Sábato, Mark Twain, George Orwell, León Tolstoy, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Dickens, Homero, Julio Verne, Jorge Luis Borges, Edgar Allan Poe, Julio Cortázar, Paulo Coelho, Truman Capote, etc ...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Every day, at seven in the morning, I walk with my dog, Lennon, they left him four years ago and my wife and I brought him to our house. We have two other dogs, which were also abandoned. I play the guitar, especially the Beatles songs, and when we can, we walk with our granddaughters. It is good to create your happiness place. Life is not easy, but something can be improved.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I almost always look for titles in particular from well-known authors. But, from time to time, I like to read books by new authors. I discover really good works.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
"The Beatles that saved my life", written in Spanish, is an autobiography. My father died of cancer when I was fourteen years old, that knocked me down. The Beatles songs took me out of the abyss. It was a hard time that thanks to the Beatles, and a fifteen-year-old girl with blond hair and green eyes, who is currently my wife, I found a good reason to live.
What is your writing process?
First I collect data. I work with database and many graphics. With some programming, I convert everything into html, and from there, I create my books.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", Lewis Carroll. I was eight years old and it was the first book I read. The comics occupied, then, a lot of reading space. But, from that moment, Jules Verne also became part of my repertoire. Then came others...
How do you approach cover design?
With my books, it's relatively easy because it's about discographies. I work with Corel Draw and Corel Photo Paint.
Published 2018-03-24.
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Books by This Author

The Beatles - Japan - Discography Guide (1964-1970)
Series: The Beatles Discography Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 340. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
THE BEATLES - Japan - Discography Guide (1964-1970) Discography edited in Japan by Polydor / Odeon / Apple (1964-1970). A full-color guide. Images of front and back covers and A/B side labels of every Record.
The Beatles - Germany - Discography Guide (1961-1972)
Series: The Beatles Discography Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
THE BEATLES - Germany - Discography Guide (1961-1972) Discography edited in Germany by Odeon, Hörzu Electrola, Polydor, Apple (1961-1972). Full-color Illustrated Guide. Images of front and back covers and A/B side labels of every Record.
The Beatles - United States - Discography Guide (1963-1970)
Series: The Beatles Discography Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
Discography edited in United States by Capitol / Vee Jay / Decca / MGM / Tollie / Atco / Swan / United Artists / Apple (1963-1970). A full-color guide. Images of front and back covers and A/B side labels of every Record.