Interview with Charles Semich

What is your writing process?
I like to start with a delusion. Dissociates help. Just clean it up later.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
'Jaws' the book was the first 300+ page novel I managed to get through. I was proud I completed something other than 'Clifford: the Big Red Dog', no offense, Clifford. We had something special.
How do you approach cover design?
Content.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Physics, psychology, astronomy and medical textbooks along with political/economic books by both conservatives, liberals and moderates. Why? I crave knowledge and no time for empty fiction. The fiction I hope I am writing is just philosophy about now set in the future. So, what about writing a 'save the girl'? She is woman and she can handle herself! This is a new era. Climb on board, the train is leaving.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alabama, Hawaii and then I joined the service from there. Father was a recruiter for the Army and we moved around a bunch. Meeting such a vast array of micro-cultures and learning their customs (soda or pop?) has most definitely influenced my writing. I obviously could not say to what degree, but having that experience, along with meeting Iraq citizens in Iraq twice, changed the way I perceive the world. I would imagine it has changed my writing. Yes?
When did you first start writing?
4th grade I wrote a 50+ page story (5 required) for Halloween about the Catholic grade school I was attending. I would have been on Fox News if I wrote it today. In the story I basically have monsters killing every one of my classmates and teacher along with the two nuns vice principal and principal of the school. This is my formal apology. Sorry, Sister Lisa. Sorry, Sister Vicki, gotta get out ahead of this. And for bringing the Playboy to class.
Published 2017-11-19.
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Books by This Author

Internet Hate Machine: Book I: The American Nightmare
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
Explanations of now from the future? - The views expressed are not those of the author, publisher, or distributor - Based on actual thoughts and opinions recovered from the future published with lethal push-back from special interests and the White House. This information and a journal was uncorroborated and obtained through classified means. Leaks. On New Year's Eve we will release the 'Journal.'