Interview with Anthony Mullinix

What do you read for pleasure?
I am a huge fan of fictional book series, like Otherland and The Night Angel Trilogy. I also really enjoy reading lore books for certain games, like The Book of Cain and The Book of Tyreal from the Diablo universe.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I once used the first generation Kindle but have since moved on to the Kindle Fire HD.
Describe your desk
My desk holds the following: two LG LED monitors, a Blue Yeti Mic and boom, an oversize Razer mouse pad, Razer Naga and Deathstalker. I also have a few pieces of memorables on my desk that hold no real value save for the emotional kind.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a different place nearly every school year. Childhood trauma required that we move, and once that started it kind of took off until my 8th grade year. We lived in Arizona and Colorado, making Iowa my third and final location. I went through high school there, enlisting into the Marine Corps at age 18, shipping off two weeks after graduation.
When did you first start writing?
Technically, I started writing when I was nine. However, if you Google "Adarann Delante," my old pen name, you'll see many poems, mostly angry, in a site called AllPoetry. A little embarrassing, honestly.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a short story, but, The Hotel Room Doll, now officially in the works to be published (it's free to keep any issues popping up from the fact that I have it on the Forced Fable Tumblr profile as well), is about a man named Allan who wakes up one morning to find his wife gone. It's figured out that she actually ran away, so Allan and the detectives helping him try to find her. What they find isn't anything Allan expected.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like my stories. I believe I can write fantasy stories on my own, with the need for a manager. This is for my personal stories, mind you. Being an indie author isn't entirely what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have certain goals I would like to achieve. One of which is a steady job for a specific video game development studio. Along with writing as much as I can on the side, of course.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I haven't had much success just yet, and I have only just started using Smashwords, so this answer will have to wait.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I get lost in world-building, arguing with myself over the politics involved when dealing with the angry farmers and their Farmer's Guild creation. That's... from something still in the works. Very big though.

Details, I suppose. To answer specifically. I enjoy the details.
What do your fans mean to you?
This is something I can answer, as I have been fortunate enough to actually have fans, just in a different medium. As a co-founder/owner and main content producer of a group called Forced Fable, I have been given the opportunity to not only be the driving factor in gaining fans, but also the ability to directly interact with them during my live streams on our Twitch channel.

They mean more than I can adequately answer. Some of them have been with us for nearly two years. That's a level of dedication that borderlines on friendship.
Published 2015-05-03.
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Books by This Author

The Hotel Room Doll
You set the price! Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Allan and Sarah just came back from their honeymoon. Everything seemed fine. It all looked like it was going to be ok. What happened, could finally be laid to rest. Unfortunately, a miscarriage can have dangerous effects on a woman.