Interview with Bey Deckard

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I rather enjoy being able to describe the scenes I see in my head.
Who are your favorite authors?
Me! *laughs*

Not really... but I do believe authors should enjoy reading their own works.

That's a difficult question to answer - I have a lot of favourite authors.
Anne Rice, Nelson DeMille, Hugh Howey, Melanie Rawn, Dan Abnett, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman... I have a collection of thousands of books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Breakfast. Wait... breakfast and coffee. And my dog.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching movies mostly. I am a huge movie buff.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth mostly.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I wrote a story about my brother and me in the universe of The Lost Boys (the 80's movie). It was 20 chapters long and handwritten. I was 14.
What is your writing process?
I close my eyes and imagine a scene and I play it out to its eventual conclusion from each of the character's perspectives. Then I choose who is going to voice it, and then I write. I re-read, delete about half of it, and write it again. Then I walk away for a few hours, come back, read it again and do my last edits.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to make something that will catch the attention of people... and I have some fun with it.
What do you read for pleasure?
Almost everything. I'm not a fan of romance (which is strange because that seems to be all I write) or anything too dry non-fictional. I also don't read a lot of "normal" fiction... mostly sci-fi/fantasy or Cold War era books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My original Kindle and my iPhone.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in what used to be a fishing village that turned into a booming little northern Canadian town thanks to iron ore. It definitely has an influence on my writing, and especially in Caged - I grew up by the ocean and have a great love of boats. When I close my eyes I can smell the salt air and hear the cries of the gulls. The creak of a boat's hull in water is never far from my thoughts.
When did you first start writing?
Honestly? I sat down in mid June of 2013 and started writing and I haven't stopped. Prior to this past summer, the only things I had written were term papers for school, apart from a few very bad poems and one handwritten story when I was 14.
Describe your desk
*laughs* Currently it's my couch. I'm still shopping for a nice antique desk to work at. For the moment it's just me on my couch with my dog against my legs.
Published 2014-03-19.
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