Interview with Mingus Casey

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was sooo long ago... I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. The books are long gone.
What is your writing process?
I am fueled by coffee :)
I sit down and express myself.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I ever read was King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
The impact... Well, I am still looking for an ideal system of government.
How do you approach cover design?
With photoshop, art work associated with the books, and sometimes royalty free photos.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Ursula Le Guin - The Dispossesssed
Orson Scott Card - Enders Game
Neil Stephenson - The Diamond Age
Will think on the other two.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy, scifi, cyberpunk, general fiction, young adult fiction, graphic novels.
Describe your desk
Wooden, two drawers.
A slide out keyboard holder that holds a mouse instead of a keyboard. A laptop on the left side, little speakers on either side of, a monitor plugged into the laptop. A collection of electronic gadgets, half-full batteries, and other handy devices - pliars, binoculars, car keys, a disconnected smoke alarm, and a little bit of mess :)
It faces a wall painted white, with family art adorning it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nagging friends that care about me and want to see me do well :)
Who are your favorite authors?
Ursula Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, C S Lewis, Neal Stephenson, many others too.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Toilet needs and hunger.
Published 2015-08-04.
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Books by This Author

Perfect Crime
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A team of materialist hackers cooperate to rip off an arms dealing multinational corporation. Along the way, intrigue, sex, and advanced hacking methods.
Digital Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Trapped inside a dying reality, a man set on survival makes a desperate search for a way out.
Smart Bomb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What's it like to flow through hyperspace? An avenging angel swims through the unknowable to get revenge against pure evil.
Fairy Dust
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A boy struggles to escape an orphanage where fantastic, surreal and evil things happen. Based loosely on mind control experiments conducted in Canada in the 1950's, disguised as foreign medical aid.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In a future where corporate conflict and industrial espionage continues long after petrol has gone, resources flow, people still move, and there are still unknowns worth exploring. Action, extreme sports, and criminal activities.
Mr Cool
You set the price! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(3.00 from 1 review)
Mr Cool is the perfect consumer. Understanding him is my job.
Timmy the Memory Hunter
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(3.00 from 1 review)
Near-future cyberpunk grunge; In a future where the purest drug is the memories of others, an addicted freak becomes obsessed with harvesting unique human experience from the minds of others.