Interview with Lucus Anthony Ren

Why do you write?
Releases pent-up energy. Talking long walks with our German Shepard into the hills behind can get you only so far. Also it's enjoyable in the fact you actually can sit for long durations, focused on one particular facet created entirely through imagination.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I don't. Book, either hard or soft. Connects with the author better.
What advise do you offer those wishing to write?
Do it. Start and don't worry about reviews. So many good writers have closed themselves off from their own talents for the sheer fact of what others think and say of their works. For that part, others fail to even begin. Don't be inhibited!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The desert. It has a pull like no other. I've moved around, different countries, and the desert always calls. Sounds are absorbed producing an effect allowing recognition of your brains' thought processes.
When did you first start writing?
Seriously, in 2013. Previous to that was nonsense. Which of course is incorporated in present works. For fun. If you're not having fun, don't do this. You'll go mad. But then, you have content you write about in your madness.
What's the story behind your latest book?
'Who Stole Know' came in watching others do things without understanding what they are doing. And why. It came listening to speech not understanding either. What do we actually know, or think we know? And what if one day, 'know' was gone. From everything.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My wife forced me. That and I have trouble focusing long on any one thing. Like a monkey. I enjoy it. It can be anything you want. It quiets me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don't know. I just started with them a few days ago. I had writen several shorts stories a few years back. Brought them out again. Published them here.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Able to put down what you thought, felt with the greatest of ease.
What do your fans mean to you?
If a person gains something they've been introduced too, great. Very pleased for them. If this makes them a fan, wonderful. We're all moving forward here. All in different ways, and groups. Happy their along for the trip.
What are you working on next?
My work relates to dark humor. With mystery. It is a style where I try removing as many redundant words as possible. Leaving a core element. Letting the reader sort of, fill-in the blanks where they wish, what they wish.

Next work...wait.
Published 2017-05-19.
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Books by This Author

Drawn
Price: Free! Words: 90,640. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
James could hear thoughts straight from minds of those around him which turned into ideas leading to a successful life as a leading playwright, till something happened where he couldn’t tell whether those thoughts were from here, or some other place.
Ringing
Price: Free! Words: 43,240. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Could you just know? Get more? Billy knew. Unfortunately it made you a little strange opening that place roamed with unyielding beasts. Treacherous. Half-starved. Who at the flick sprang out prowling among the general population. All he could do was watch what insanity brought when unchained. Given the territory. And there, grew. Not controlling your mind. Letting it out.
Mr E
Price: Free! Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
From the 1840’s gold rush in California to a few years from now a young boy seeks out the connections between the giant in the desert and the all seeing VISUALS, how the lovers a hundred years ago resurface in an old abandon canoe, and what that scraping noise under his bed late at night waking him from nightmares along twisting paths dimly lit lasting forever.
Steerage
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A short tale from Lucus Anthony Ren, the spring of 1928, drifting through that water which the ‘Princess Salima' calmly makes headway, her last voyage, where a women returns from her cabin below into the sunny afternoon, only to find the the ship empty, its crew vanished, until 40 years later they returned, with a message dark, full of fear, and mystery, not our own tempo, of what we may become.
Shut Eye
Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sleep when you can, when you should. Try not to think much whether how often that is, or how much. Try not disturbing others while they sleep, respecting the time they need. Interesting in all this, how dreams are altered, and if you they were dreams, or not. The new short story from Lucus Anthony Ren, a small town where no one has slept for days, where dreams may come real, but do they want that?
Bind
Price: Free! Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A lost cargo ship emerges 37 years after it vanished without a trace. Heroes from the high school football team disappear during an after game party, while special agents are baffled over a hand found on Monkey Mountain. Lucus Anthony Ren takes us into darken areas of ourselves we seldom travel, for reasons while most are able to find and use the map, the lights simply go out.
Markers
Price: Free! Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What happens when we stop reading? Lucas Anthony Ren sends us into that area without boundaries where understanding who is writing, isn't the question. Rather, what comes next. After it stops.
Vanning
Price: Free! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Set late in the 1920's a caravan trail master encounters corruption while transporting supplies deep in Central Asia desert. Lucas Anthony Ren tells of a stranger desert, mixed of long ago lust and greed, now emerging from that depth, the cursed grey rain.
“Honestly Speaking” in Parallel Universes - Literate Eternal Return
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Reference
This link between the worlds is an important element, so the focus is not on one world or the other, but on both, their interaction, and if there is a point for literature if reality is already so strange and wonderful, literature itself then shape reality.
Who Stole Know
Price: Free! Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A small desert town wakes to find during the night 'know' was stolen. With mayhem spreading can it be found?
Naked Letter
Price: Free! Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Think now. While you can. It will start soon. You'll be distracted. Letters written to a man in prison in another country. Slowly they begin unraveling his past he can't recall clearly. Why was he here, and where exactly is that? Who is writing them? And could he have done what the letters spoke of?
Pinned
Price: Free! Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Of dark humor and twisted logic, of natural selection provided for nature, Lucus Anthony Ren sends us out again asking questions of foul ideas gone mad, and what you believe, isn't really it.
Hard Monkey
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
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Yet the man was killed. How did you manage? No witness reported seeing you either, although you were clearly there and viewed by many. You even entered the front door and left the same, but the doorman stated soundly he´d seen no one for an hour prior to the victim’s arrival, which was the security custom for such a person. The new psychological short story from Lucus Anthony Ren is about you.