Interview with BJae Ballard

What do your fans mean to you?
To me, the fans are everything. I'm not just writing for myself, but also for the enjoyment of others.
What are you working on next?
I've tossed this idea around in my head for a while, but I'm thinking a compilation of short stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
Since I was a little one, I was always fond of Stephen King, but I also like Joe Hill, Bentley Little and Dean Koontz.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Besides the possibility of being able to write something new, I'd say my biggest inspiration is my family -- my loving wife and two wonderful little girls.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm usually spending time with the family, watching horror movies, reading, or gaming. I may get out occasionally, but not much.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
There are so many different avenues there. Sometimes they're suggested to me by friends or family. Sometimes I just peruse the selections. In a couple of cases, I was presented with ebooks by the authors themselves.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Honestly, no. It's been so many years since the first ever story I've written. I know my first PUBLISHED story was on my blog. It's called "Deadline". It's about a man who has a certain "task" to be completed, but time is quickly running out. You can read it at to find out more.
How do you approach cover design?
I like the minimalist approach. Less is more.
What do you read for pleasure?
Horror. Anything horror.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
It's a tie, actually. I read equally between my laptop and my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Describe your desk
My desk is a mess, to be honest. No matter how much I try to straighten it up, it becomes cluttered again in no time.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing as a kid. I used to write and design my own rpg's. The main one I remember was called "Modern Renaissance", a game that mixed classic medieval and gothic locations and scenes with futuristic weapons and gadgetry. Sometimes I wish I'd have kept designing as it was actually pretty cool when I think about it. From there, I moved onto trying to write my own rpg modules (mostly influenced by Dungeon magazine and various AD&D module books--they were so cool!). After that I became more interested in writing fiction.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, the greatest joy is that feeling you get when you finish the first draft of a story. Whether you love it or hate it later on, nothing beats the feeling of being finished with something that could be.
Published 2015-02-21.
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Books by This Author

No Dreams For Henry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Henry Mourning has not had a good night's sleep in years. Finally, his therapist suggests a new study that provides a test drug just for his problem. Suddenly, Henry's life is turned upside down when the drug shows to have certain...side effects.