Interview with Stefan Work

What do your fans mean to you?
Fan's? I have fans!!! I just hope that people find the enjoyment in Jacob's world that I have had over the years that I have spent dreaming his adventures up. If after reading my works they can be entertained then they have made my efforts worth while. If you do enjoy Jacobs world drop me a line on Facebook or e-mail me at
Who are your favorite authors?
E.E. Knight is great (Vampire Earth series)

Wen Spencer (Got to love Pittsburgh lovers)

Steven King (Dark Tower rules!!!)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife inspires me but my Dog is the one that gets me up.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Gardening and playing with my pets. The boob tube grabs my attention some times also.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually check out authors that my favorites suggest but I am not beyond surfing the net for new talent.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
That ones easy. Lazerath Man has been rattling around in my brain for twenty years. I just desided to share it with the public.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Where the Wild Things Are sticks out the most to me. I have made sure every child in our family has a copy at birth now.
What is your writing process?
I am not sure I have a prosess. Unless thinking about the story for two decades counts ;)
What's the story behind your latest book?
In my line of work there was a lot of time spent behind the wheel of my truck or walking in the woods. To occupy my mind I started to create Jacobs world when I did not have my favorite authors at hand. In the beginning it was a special story just for me. My wife asked me to tell her a story one time when she was sick and I let her in to my private book. After she got better she encouraged me to share it with others.
How do you approach cover design?
I look for a cover that tells something of the book without telling to much. Maybe something slightly misleading so that when the reader finishes the book they can say they were honestly surprised at the content of the book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I am more of a series person than an individual book reader. saying that here are my top 5

Robert Gordon -Wheel of time He died to soon but the way he could describe every leaf in the forest yet make it interesting was amazing

Steven King - Gunslinger Series Amazing just amazing

EE Knight - Vampire Earth Series I really enjoy these reads maybe in part because I can see some of Jacob Merin in Valentine

When Spencer - Elf World Its great to read about my home town through her eyes

David Eddings - The Belgarid Eddings is a must read for anyone that has ever considered fantasy just entertaining. I have read this series at least 10 times over the past twenty years or so.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy and Si Fi
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I am a bit old fashion. When I e- Read it is on my dusty old lap top.
Describe your desk
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My wife suggested I share Jacob Merins world with others.
What are you working on next?
I am going to take a few weeks off then I think Jacob may have a few more adventures in him.
Published 2014-03-20.
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Books by This Author

Lazerath Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,100. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
If the world as you know it ended tomorrow in a hail of fire and rock would you be able to rise from the ashes like a phoenix? That is exactly what Jacob Merin and twenty-six survivors have been tasked with. His task is to not just survive but to become the Lazerath Man.