Interview with Sebastian H. Alive

What is your writing process?
I generally just seem to go with the flow of the story and just let my fingers flow above the keys. Sometimes my best ideas just come to me randomly.
Describe your desk
Immaculately tidy. I'm pretty sure I have OCD. Excuse me I need to go wash my hands.
What are your favorite books, and why?
My favourite books are by David Gemmell, a British author of heroic fantasy who sadly died in 2006. They take me back to my childhood. I just loved his writing and the characters he portrayed so fantastically well.
When did you first start writing?
My mother knew of my fondness for writing at an early age and one day she bought me an old manual typewriter. It was a highly sophisticated piece of tech­nol­ogy requiring near-mutant strength to just press down on each key. I was young, maybe around 10 or so. That's my earliest memory.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm not sure. I just get all these stories that build up and build up in my head buzzing around like a bunch of angry bee's. My only release is to write them down - as quickly as possible! On the last book I already had another two ideas for books forumulating in my head. It get's busy up there.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing the kids are asleep
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't actually have any fans that I'm aware of. I'm trying not to take it personally. It's lonely out there.
Who are your favorite authors?
David Gemmell, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson. In that order.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids pulling the bedsheets off me to get me out of bed at 5am in the morning. Someday they will appreciate that I gave them life.
How do you approach cover design?
With the exception of one book, I've created all the cover designs myself. I pay for the image and then edit it in a photoshop or an online photo management application. This is actually quite fun.
What are you working on next?
Another comedy. My last novel was quite dark and sometimes difficult to write about. This next one is a hell of a lot more cheerier.
Published 2013-09-30.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Four Gods
You set the price! Words: 67,080. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
He who protects the Royal blood is branded a traitor to the realm and hunted by a creature of unimaginable power and strength born from Old magic. But those that stand defiant against the King are not alone. In their darkest hour the First and the Last are awakened, four beings born of Old magic. Ready to walk them, suffer with them once again.
Clanwilliam Of Elves And Orcs
You set the price! Words: 44,870. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For 500 years an uneasy truce between orcs and elves had been honoured. Not since the Great War had orcs set foot on elven territories and likewise no elf has gone beyond the boundary and encroached on orc soil. Then one day, a young elf crosses the boundary line. The Great Truce had been broken, the battle lines drawn once again and an old enemy surfaces.
Fantastica: The Journey
You set the price! Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00)
Fantastica, a land in turmoil. A terrible curse had been placed on the king's daughter and she had fallen into a deep, unresponsive sleep. The king issued a decree to all the noble houses at all the four corners of the land. Any house that put forward a champion who broke the curse and put the evil sorcerer to death would win his favour. Then on one special day a prince answered his call.....
The Bible - The Unofficial, Official Alternative Account That’s Not Entirely True…
You set the price! Words: 72,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The Bible - The unofficial, official alternative account that's not entirely true…is a faithful, yet humorous re-telling of the scriptures in what is considered one of the bestselling books of all time.
R.A.S.H (Rent.A.Super.Hero)
You set the price! Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
They’re back! The secret agents of S.H.I.T. have returned with their unlikely and unorthodox crime fighting unit with one goal which is to make the streets of London safe again...
Society of Heroes with Indeterminate Talent
You set the price! Words: 35,800. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In a secret location located somewhere secret an open audition is taking place. Casting sessions for superhero hopefuls applying for the ‘have-a-go-hero’ program organised by the top-secret government backed agency, S.H.I.T. Wannabe superheroes from all over the country arrive who want to make a difference and fight against crime on the streets of London.
The Damned Twins
You set the price! Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The letter said 'on the 03rd day before ides, before the first frost of winter reaches the land the blood of your ruler will stain the earth' Two brothers, their paths inexorably linked. For one it the chance to save the lives of thousands in the knowledge that a war is coming and only he can stop it and for the other it is the resolution of a bitter feud that will only be satisfied by blood
The Elite Program
You set the price! Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They have been there from the very start, from the very beginning when early man first created the spark that made fire and they will be there at the very end. They are the legend builders, the parents of evolution and the overseers of accomplishment while nurturing the stars of the future. They are the elite program.
The Lords Of The Immoral Land
You set the price! Words: 83,950. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A prince consumed by darkness and grief returns to his homeland fuelled by his desire for revenge against the tyrannical leadership of King Delgado, the ruler of the vast territory of Corshan. But will the prince's dark turbulent past and thirst for retribution threaten to destroy everything he sets out to do?
The Darker I Fall
You set the price! Words: 56,090. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Lleyland Hickey. The name is synonymous with a serial killer responsible for the brutal murders of 26 people over 2 decades. One day, 23 years after his first murder he walks calmly into a police station and confesses to the crimes he had never been caught for. He chose to end his story this way. But how did the darkness grow? After all, the seed to becoming a killer starts somewhere.
11:11
You set the price! Words: 85,600. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It’s a warning for what’s to come, nothing more and the only end is what has already been written. The signs have been there all along and the evidence is virtually everywhere if you know where to look and slowly but surely the veil is being lifted the nearer it comes. .....And the time is now.
Calloway
You set the price! Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
A raw, powerful story of one man living his life whilst dealing with his past and being caught by circumstance, in a web of bloody events beyond his control.
The Sword Of Krillia
You set the price! Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
A child who is hunted with his friends in the desolate mountains of the Drylands for his Royal blood would be the catalyst for the war. Their only hope, two fathers. One a grizzled sword master, full of anger and hatred for the Ribillions and the other a man, a former warrior persecuted by his past and haunted by responsibility. But he is no ordinary man, for he is Balik, the Sword of Krillia.
End Of Heroes
You set the price! Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a land ruled by blood and terror by a barbaric race, four men must travel to rescue a kidnapped girl taken to be sold on the Ribillion slave markets. Their destiny would entwine them on a terrible journey that would change their lives forever.
King's Of Sons
You set the price! Words: 84,810. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Every 100 years a single battle would take place on the Krasian Fields, a place that marks the divide between the boundaries of the Garanti from the Talian people. The rules on the battlefield were brutally simple, kill the King and in doing so the the conquering army and their race were gifted the greatest prize of them all, Thessalopolis.
The Life And Deaths Of Theodore Platt
You set the price! Words: 67,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Theodore Platt finds himself in Purgatory to face the charges brought against him for his accumulation of sins throughout his life. Forced to sign a contract by his miserable moaning Purgatory advisor Rupert, who is a cherub with the delightful comb-over, he must meet the terms and conditions in full before being considered entry into Glorious Heaven.
Satan Is My Trailer Buddy, I Kid You Not!
You set the price! Words: 47,340. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The devil is forced to come up from the depths of hell and with the help of his perpetually stoned assistant Derek, who doesn’t have a clue about anything much, they form a formidable partnership to nurture evil and reinvigorate the fear of Satan in the hearts and minds of the population
Jesus Is My Flat Mate, I Kid You Not!
You set the price! Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A funny journey of discovery for an atheist and the divine central figure in Christian belief here on a short sabbatical preaching the message of God. So begins a series of events which will challenge the atheists rather flaky views and knowledge of religion and for Jesus an awakening to the uncomfortable truth that the world really has moved on and appears to be coming apart at the seams.