Interview with larin.esan@gmail.com

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Hmm that is an interesting one, I am not a full time writer, but I will attempt to answer!

It must be the joy or wonderment and amazement that I hope my readers feel....... when they finally recognise themselves in my stories!.........the joy I experience from reading my favourite authors is awesome and profound...and if I have managed to bring a smile to my readers faces, and brought to them, say, about one tenth of the wonderment that the great authors have given me,.......then will i be able to say that this particular work is done...!
What do your fans mean to you?
Ok my fans at this time are my family and friends......I love when come back with that wtf look on their face......this is because I only write short stories and I try to pack as many concepts as possible into 3 or 4 sides of A4....normally I will introduce a twist in the last two paragraphs or so....... the challenge for me is to keep them entertained while I tell the same story over and over again!! The feedback I get from them is phenomenal.........and Iam truly grateful for the privilege!!
What are you working on next?
hmm don't know yet, i'm waiting for my next idea coming to me from the blue!! However if at all I write again, it will be a SciFi mystery and adventure novel......the protagonist is sent back to a scorched, deserted and forsaken earth....he is one of the elite forces, professional salvage and rescue teams whose function it is to go back to earth to salvage or retrieve fantastically specific tracts of data!!!.....He is suffering from a mental block, a form of amnesia which means he's able to go back to earth without picking up any of the signals as the desperately disheartening cries of those that were left behind, whose voices were trapped in the ether!! He does not know how or why he is where he is, all he knows is that he is one of the most sought after salvage specialists around and for miles on miles that is..... he is now beginning to question and wonder what the secret of his own success is!!! His amnesia enables him to ignore the ether...was losing his own mind the price he had to pay to ensure his own survival? What secrets or horrors will be unleashed if ever his memories come back??
Who are your favorite authors?
Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, Orson Scot tCard, Isaac Asimov, Ursula le Guin...heck could go on for days and days......!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Hunger
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I "belong" to a female earthing and her two offspring who between the three of them need to be fed, watered, bedded down and entertained...... I constantly wonder how my life would have been if I hadn't been snookered by said earthling female....
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Chance
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Never wrote one before these, however the educational system did require essays from meI......so i have written numerous essays and in my day you had to actually post a letter in order to communicate with your girlfriend who just lived 60 miles away..some of those essays and I bet most of the (love) letters did contain some stories for real!!
What is your writing process?
Haphazard
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Well, I didn't pay too much attention in class, however the very first book, or shall I say series, were the various myths and legends specific to certain cultures. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Aunt Piety, Kun Lun etc in the Chinese mythology, of course I wanted be King `Artthur when I wasn't pretending to be Jason on a mission to complete all those fantastic tasks with his "argonauts" ........of course Baba Yaga in the Russian mythology scared the living daylights out of all of us bar none!! O yes and before I forget.....the bible had some fantastically cool stories, from Sunday school.....i mean which skinny nerdy boy didn't want to be Samson......he of the fantastically powerful locks...of hair!
How do you approach cover design?
One of my sons is eight. He draws cool stuff.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Bible.....it is a love and hate relationship......really.... I'm telling you....it is no joke.
2.Tolkeins Lord of the rings and any other Tolkein book....Tolkein could write an atlas with only names and places..and it'll be all right with me......The Mercurial Gandalf the Grey.....who was also a White Mage.......what awesome power...what awesome grace...now where on earth will be i able to find an authentic wizard staff like his......?? I could just spend the rest of my days doing some cool sh..t...... just because I could!!!
3. Frank Herberts Dune; I mean who wouldn't love to be Paul Atriedes.....the meanest baddest person in the entire universe...the Kwisatz Haderach himself, the one who could be in many many many places all at once??????!!! Now WTF is that Gom Jabber?? Can we sue the Bene Gesserit sisters for years of child abuse disguised as seeking out animals from humans?
4. A Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula le Guin... I still believe that one day.... I will become the Archmage....... of the world.
Now Ged you know its you...... watch your back..i'm coming through to get you!!!
5. Asimov's Empire (?) series.....that Mule was one devious son of a b...h!!
What do you read for pleasure?
The news
What is your e-reading device of choice?
hmm i'm not a fan of any.
Published 2015-08-18.
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