Interview with Maverick T Valkyrie

Describe your desk
My Desk is in the corner of my living room. I have a huge bay window that is in front of me, overlooking one of the busiest intersections in Old Charlottetown. I have my Gold colored lamp beside me, on a tall blue bar stool, and it is surrounded by my coffee cup, Large Red Bull, and a small statue of Frank Sinatra, that sings the song "Under My Skin" if you press a little Red Button on it. I always listen to the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Yaz, Stevie Ray Vaughn, La Roux, Meatloaf, Paul Simon, Dire Straits...Lots of Tunes to keep me Pumped for writing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a tiny Island, on the East Coast of Canada, called Prince Edward Island. It is a paradise for me. My family would take us kids to a shore (all red sand and clay) where we all would dig for clams, quahogs, bar clams etc. We would PICK Oysters and Mussels that were there in huge amounts also. We always had huge bonfires to cook the seafood on, and while the parents did whatever parents do, we children, would swim in the Ocean, or walk around the shore, looking for Indian arrow heads and Red Pottery clay, to make ashtrays or statues out of. We would also try to catch fish with our hands, hermit crabs, and lots of other little sea creatures like sand dollars and starfish.
I remember these times as being extremely fun and stimulating for my imagination. One of my biggest questions as a child was. "What is out there?" What I meant was, if you kept swimming in the water, would you run into land at some point? The answer was Yes and No, it all depends on how many hundreds of miles you wished to swim. I loved climbing tall sand dunes and searching for treasure on the beach. All of this weekly beach time, simulated my imagination to no end.
Published 2014-01-15.
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Books by This Author

MindFull of Sister
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
MindFull of sister is a Zany and fast paced Dark Comedy/Mystery for Adults. You get to follow the main character, Zavier T Lowman, around as he goes from rags to riches. From the streets to a castle. Also, while he tries to avenge his sisters death, he comes in contact with hilarious characters you will want to forget, but might never.
The "Begerkz" Shipwrecked On Planet Earth.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Begerkz shipwrecked on planet earth. A magical story set in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. To escape his difficult home life, twelve yr old Jimmy Ross immerses himself in a world of Comic Book Superheros, retreating to the woods to find solitude when he can. There he discovers a hidden world, inhabited by Begerkz, a tiny alien race who crash landed on Earth.