Interview with Joel Rodriguez

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is being able to escape reality and create something new. I am able to leave my mediocre life behind and step into a new universe that I can mend to my own personal tastes.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean absolutely everything to me. Although I don't have many yet, I always try and keep in direct contact with the ones that I do have and constantly update them on my projects through my Facebook page.
What are you working on next?
This question is a hard one to answer. The easier question to answer would be, "What am I not working on next?"

1. I'm writing the script for an independent video game
2. I'm creating a new fantasy universe and writing hundreds of short stories to go with it
3. I'm continuing to work heavily on my novella series
4. I'm planning on bringing ALL of my work off of Amazon and onto Smashwords
5. I'm putting together another short story collection
6. I'm trying out some new exercises and attempting to pump out AT LEAST one story per day
7. I'm creating a sequel for my hit book on Amazon, 'Disco is Dead'
Who is your favorite author?
Hunter S. Thompson is my number one, and in the end, the only one who truly inspires me. With such an eccentric yet brilliant lifestyle and attitude towards the world and the way he moved his way through it, I can't help but admire him. He truly was the definition of what I like to call "Alternative Literature".
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought that if I don't I may be missing out on a possible idea that I can expand into something great.
Published 2014-05-13.
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Books by This Author

I Dream of Fire
You set the price! Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Captain Meyers and his small team are tasked with traversing the 'Junk Wilds' of a mysterious planet and eliminating a rogue IFA colonel who is binding together tribals to fight off their occupation, but along the way the men face the true horrors that plague Crovasha; including the twisted and strange dreams that the planet gives all of it's non-native inhabitants...
Somewhere North of San Bernardino
You set the price! Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
After the Great Flame took the lives of billions and destroyed civilization as we know it, some decided it would be best to take advantage of this new world... Raiders, marauders, bandits, whatever you may call them rule the land now. Jackal is one of these men hunting for two things; power, and an estranged woman out in the Dead Mountains.
Disco is Dead
You set the price! Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The story follows the blood drenched trail of Leon Klevitz, a young Jewish man who runs away to Miami as a teenager and begins his new life working closely with a drug cartel, over time losing himself through greed, materialism, and excessive cocaine consumption.
Sweet Lady, Lucid Dream
You set the price! Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Michael Carver, a cubicle worker with lingering nightmares and painful memories that haunt him day and night, explores a whole new world in his sleep after taking a powerful drug called 'Lucid'. The drug allows him to be what he's always wanted to be, have what he's always wanted to have, however, the drug comes with a hefty cost, and that's not just the street price.