Interview with Alister Stein

When did you first start writing?
The sixth grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Pretty much all of my horror stories are products of my own fears, and insecurities.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There's no hassle with being independent. If punk rockers can be indie, why not authors?
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's already proved to be a far better outlet than fucking Kindle.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That might be seeing things become vivid, and full of life (or death, monsters, and insanity, in my case).
What do your fans mean to you?
Probably more than they'd realize. Every drop of support I can taste gives me one more reason to keep doing this.
What are you working on next?
At the moment, I'm working on weaving a horror mythology of sorts.
Who are your favorite authors?
H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Anthony Burgess, George Orwell, and I adored R.L. Stine as a child, if that counts.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Hunger, and I've got shit to do. Until my brain is fully turned on, it's mainly hunger.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
At a job I'd love to quit to keep writing more.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Aimless curiosity, or I just happen to stumble on to something.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I probably wouldn't want to.
What is your writing process?
Wake up, be insecure about something, or take a general fear to turn it into some kind of monster.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Nope.
How do you approach cover design?
"Please help me, and for God's sake, keep regular contact with me."
Published 2014-10-13.
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Books by This Author

The Fabulous T-4
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Phil Riggins, a troubled boy living in poverty, walks uneasily into his psychiatrist's office to take part in an experimental form of therapy. All he has to do is have the new device called the "T-4" connected to himself, fall asleep, and the machine does the talking for him. It ends up telling the doctor and the world far more than he'd ever care to know.