Interview with Brian Fisher

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in North East Oregon (about 200 miles east of Portland). With the wide open spaces and having the Blue Mountains and Columbia River close by, there were plenty of things to invigorate my imagination.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in the Army. Back in 1999-2000, I was deployed to Kosovo and I ran out of books to read, so I decided to write one instead.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I just finished the first draft of my 3rd novel. My first two are Science Fiction, but this one is a Crime Thriller. I don't want to ruin the story, but it is based in one of my nightmares. The main character (John Lawrence) comes home from work to find that someone has broken into his home and killed his family.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was frustrated with trying to find an agent. A friend of mine suggested Smashwords, and I thought it was a great idea.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords made publishing and distributing incredibly easy. Without them, I would probably still be a frustrated writer with no published works. As it is, my 1st novel (The Key) is averaging 4 star reviews from iTunes, Goodreads, Smashwords, etc.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I write, I can write about anything. Seeing, reading and hearing people respond to my stories is like a drug. I simply can't get enough. I don't think that there's a single greatest joy of writing. It is a bitter sweet experience that I cannot get enough of.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans give me another reason to do what I love. When I talk to them, to you, I feel excited about the worlds that I've created and endeavor to share with whomever is willing to read it.
What are you working on next?
I have several projects in the works right now. There's a third installment on my T'Sula Mir series coming. I also have a massive Fantasy project in the works, and I would like to return to 'John Lawrence' at some time in the not too distant future. My kids want me to write down a Fantasy story that I made up for them as well.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors? That's a tough one. How much time do you have? Anyway, here's a short list: Terry Brooks; Kristine Katherine Rusch; Barb and J.C. Hendee; Tom Clancy; Michael Connelly; Clive Cussler; Chris Saint Germain; Dean Koontz; Cate Tiernan; J.R.R. Tolkien; Alistair Maclean; the list could go on.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I woke up.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well, I am a married father of 4, so I'm pretty busy. I also work full time, so when I'm not doing all of those things, I am working on my stories. In fact, my characters and story lines are constantly in the back of my mind waiting for their chance to break free.
Published 2013-08-21.
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Books by This Author

The Choice
Series: The T'Sula Mir Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The long war is over, millions are dead and the Ta'Reeth have a new Queen. The Resistance is shattered, but holds the threads of a fragile peace. T'Sula Mir faces a task that she never dreamed possible, and only with the help of her most trusted friends does she dare to hope that she can succeed. Waiting in the darkness is a force that with one strike can destroy it all.
The Key
Series: The T'Sula Mir Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 140,650. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Earth is a fabled planet long lost to the invading Ta'Reeth. With humanity scattered amongst the stars, there is little hope for survival, much less peace. That is until T'Sula Mir, a Bakeeron woman trained by monks in the ancient fighting arts of her home is thrust into the heart of the struggle. Only T'Sula has the ability to bring peace to a galaxy ravaged by generations of war.