Interview with Jonathan Sheldon

Who are your favorite authors?
My all-time favorite is Stephen King. For me it's not because I enjoy horror novels but rather I idolize his writing style and the way he can make something so fantastic seem so real.
What are you working on next?
I'm always working on horror short stories, but I'm also working on a young adult fantasy series I hope to be releasing soon.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I started my first story when I was 8. It was terrible, but boy oh boy the 8 year old me was awful proud. It was a Goosebump knockoff of sorts. Even as bad as it was, the present day me is proud that I had the will and courage to endure the writing process at such a young age.
Where do you get your ideas?
Nearly all of my stories grow from an image or a single event I think of. For example The Pull started as a mental image of a key hanging in the woods. I then asked myself why that key would be there and the rest is history.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was big into Goosebumps as a kid. I read them constantly. Then, I decided something meatier, leading me to my first real novel at the age of 11: Insomnia by Stephen King. That book is trippy enough as an adult, but as a kid...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There is something magical about being about to create worlds. It's that thrill that ignites me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm usually fishing or just hanging out with my ladies.
What is your favorite book series?
The Dark Tower Series is a masterpiece. Just brilliant.
Describe your desk
Imagine a clean, empty desktop. Now imagine the exact opposite...
Published 2015-11-10.
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Books by This Author

The Pull
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: American English. Published: November 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Alone in the woods, a young man stumbles across a parasitic key. Now, having taken control of the his body and armed with the power of an unexplainable force, the key yearns to unlock the doorway to the young man's nightmares.