Interview with A. T. Weaver

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Jude Devereux, Anne McCaffery, Donna Andrews and Agatha Christie.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually with church activities, reading, or on the internet.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Via Facebook contacts with other authors.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was Acceptance: One Man's Quest. I was 60 years old and decided I wanted to try something new.
How do you approach cover design?
My approach to cover design has changed with the last few books. I like to envision my characters and search stock photos for someone who fits my conception of the character. I choose two or three and then turn them over to the man who does my covers.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That's a hard one. I tend to like supernatural stuff even though I haven't written much of it. When I down-sized my book collection a few years ago, I kept a series of books by Nora Roberts about the Donovan family. This is a series of stories about a family of witches each with a different ability. Another book I kept was The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie. She wrote a lot of murder mysteries, but Mr. Quin is different. He's hard to explain except to say he always shows up when a problem needs to be solved.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire.
Describe your desk
A mess.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
How does one define growing up? By the time I was nine, I lived in twenty-five states and one providence of Canada. Then my parents and I moved back to their home town. I left home at seventeen, married at eighteen and had four children. I don't think I really grew up until I was in my late 30s and stopped allowing other people tell me how to live.

I try to make each of my characters more independent than I was..
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at the age of 60 in 2003. I became cyberly acquainted with nearly 3,000 gay men as the result of a TV show. When I heard their stories and learned of the inequalities visited on the gay community, I decided to try my hand at writing a story. One of the men said he'd like to read a story, "where the boy gets the boy and they ride off into the sunset together."

I try to make my stories and my characters believable, to show that gay people are just people. They laugh, they cry, they love, they have the same dreams as straight people.
What is your hope for your books.
My aim is to move the reader, whether I make him laugh or make him cry. I want to evoke some type of emotion. Love my characters or hate them. If you are moved by my books, I've accomplished my goal.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact I could not get a publisher to even look at my books.
Published 2014-06-19.
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Books by This Author

Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Can old friends fall in love over Christmas? Join Kevin and his cat Josie as they return home to Kansas and find love waiting.
Touching Yesterday
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,200. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jeff Wilde is waking up from the best and worst five weeks of his life. He remembers his boyfriend breaking up with him. He remembers going camping. He even recalls hitting his head and waking up in 1927, decades before he was born, but now he’s woken up in the 21st century again and is told he's been in a coma for five weeks.
Cousins: Going Home
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,310. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Authored by A. T. Weaver & A. J. Marcus. The four oldest Johnson cousins have not been together for nearly thirteen years. A lot has happened since then. When Gran gets an idea to bring everyone home for Christmas, she never expects what happens.
A Family for Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Tom and Ken meet, they spend several weeks telling themselves the age gap is too big. However, time and mutual interests change their minds. Through Tom, Ken finds love again, and through Ken, Tom finds a new family to replace the one that threw him away.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,360. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
There's an old saying, "All Roads Lead to Rome." In this case, all roads lead to the MacKinnon Farmstead in Maine. A different type of time-travel story. Many travelers leave their time and place and all end up at the MacKinnon Farmstead at various times in history. Join Rory McGregor and his sister as they attempt to unravel the reason.
See You in the Morning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jake wonders if he'll ever find a long-term, loving relationship like his parents have. After all, same-sex marriage is a pipe dream. Then the meets Dave. For over fifty years they work toward 'happily ever after' with the nightly promise of "see you in the morning."
The Boss's Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
After coming out, the only thing Danny wants is someone to love. Someone to spend the rest of his life with. Then he meets Mike who fits the image of the man of his dreams. Mike has a problem. He's always heard the old adage ‘marry the boss’s daughter to get ahead’. There’s a big problem. How does he tell his boss that not only is he gay, but he just slept with the boss's teenaged son.
Catriona's Curse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,680. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
When Sunny Nelson walks into the house built by an ancestor, strange things start happening. First, he senses an attraction to April Davis. . Of course as soon as he sees her brother, Jeff, he forgets April. Later, as he turns the old house into a B&B, he starts having dreams and visions about people who lived in the house. Together April, Jeff and Sunny discover the secret of Catriona’s Curse.