Interview with B.M. Green

Describe your desk
My L-shaped desk is full of papers and 'things' to do. Post-it notes cover the inside panels around my computer as I write. Photos of family and friends surround me as well as tons of tiny figurines! I love small things and tend to collect small versions of my favorite characters (such as Snoopy, Spyro, Doc & Marty, Jack Sparrow... just to name a few!).
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Ohio, where hanging out in the parking lot of Walmart was the cool thing to do as a teenager. Half of the people were country and the other half tried to be city. Life was ordinary, which helped inspire my imagination about faraway worlds. It also gave me plenty of time to read as much as possible, without distractions, because it was back in the times of flip phones and limited internet.
When did you first start writing?
Since I could hold a pencil.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was in a Dr. Seuss style of writing about a creature who could change into any person and wreck havoc in their lives if that person made fun of the creature's looks. I loved that story but lost my writing, because my younger sister ate my notebook...
What is your writing process?
It varies. I always carry a notebook with me and if I am at my computer, I listen to a lot of soundtracks.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drinking coffee or tea, depending on the time of day.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read everything. I read nonfiction, fantasy, newspapers, magazines, comic books... Everything!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - This has always been my #1 favorite book because it has everything! I have read it more times than I can count and I buy every version I do not own. A fantastic book!

2. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - Michael Crichton is one of those intellectual writers who first got me into science fiction. Jurassic Park was no exception. The science, the knowledge, the suspense and action! This book keeps me on my toes.

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus is one of the more recent books that I fell in love with. The best thing it does is paint a vivid picture in your mind so that you feel like you are in the story.

4. The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings - I love this stand-alone fantasy book! The characters were well-written with the right amount of humor! Fantastic character development and relationships.

5. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - J.K.Rowling is an inspiration to my generation and these books changed my childhood. Thank you, JK!
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design should be its own piece of art. I often walk into book stores and buy books that have nice covers, without knowing anything about the story. This is even more important with ebooks.
What are you working on next?
I am currently finishing Book 2 of the Pure Blood series and have written about half of Books 3 and 4.
Published 2015-05-11.
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Books by This Author

Pure Blood
Price: Free! Words: 122,190. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A young girl, who is about to discover her destiny, turns sixteen years old right after the death of her parents. Depressed and alone, she unveils her fate, which she may not want any part of. This comes when her Guardian reveals that her blood is not human, but of an ancient race. She is a Pureblood Oceain, a protector of the oceans, the last of her kind, and her name is Holidee.