Interview with Vincent Watson

What do your fans mean to you?
There are two things I have always wanted to be. The first one is a father and the second one is a writer. I have been extremely luck to have accomplished both reasonably successfully.

When my two boys accomplish something important and personal I kind of lose it emotionally. Thats the best feeling in the world.

When people tell me that something I have written touched them in some way, well, lets just say, thats everything else.
What are you working on next?
Actually I am working on several projects but the next one out of the gate is a murder mystery.
Who are your favorite authors?
Steven King. I think I read "The Stand" about 20 times before I was 15. Scott Spencer. I love the way he "recalls" things. Orson Scott Card. For more than I year, I was consumed with the Ender Series.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
At the moment, all the unpacked boxes. Just moved into a new home. :-)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am always writing. Ok, I do ride motorcycles quite a bit and I love people watching at one of my local coffee shops.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but Im pretty sure I have it in a box somewhere.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I scan authors that i like and then the reviews and then the favorite books of the people that wrote the reviews.
What is your writing process?
I tend to have these random ideas and I leave myself memos about the idea. If by the time I go look at that list or memo I can still remember why I thought it was such a great idea, it then goes onto the possible projects list. Everything stays on the possible projects list until I start writing it even if all I write is the first page or chapter. But once I start actually writing it, its pretty much a given that it will get done at some point.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I can remember about a gazillion since then. I wish I had written them down because although I remember the plots and stories, I can't always remember the title or author. Some of them were brilliant and I would love to be able to give them to my youngest son.
How do you approach cover design?
I am a photographer as a hobby. When I imagine a story its all very visual and I see the scene as I am writing it. If they ever want to make a movie out of one of my books one of my demands will be to have creative input. Since I have already seen the entire book in my head, the cover is easy after that.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Stand - Steven King - Ive always had these end of the world fantasies. Not the creepy zombie kind, but the quiet it would bring.

Enders Game - Orson Scott Card - Space travel and philosophy, yeah I'm a geek thinker.

Rascal - Raccoons as pets. I want one.

Let me think about the other two.
What do you read for pleasure?
Actually I tend to go back and re-read my favorites. I always find something new.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Published 2014-06-24.
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Books by This Author

The Stillness of Winter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,060. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
The Silence of Winter is the story of love stretched by the unfamiliar boundaries and complex emotions we all experience when love is new and trying to find a place in our hearts. It is about keeping those secrets that are better shared when love is new out of fear, the and friendship that is there to keep those dark at bay when it is threatened.