Interview with Christopher Josephs

When did you first start writing?
In school I got the buzz, but didn't really know how to put everything together. Writing stayed in the back of mind for a long time. It's like something you are looking for and it's staring you right in the face. Once the light bulb officially went off, everything came together. My love for comic books, sci-fi, and movies in general, is where I get most of my inspiration from, but I will write anything that I think is a great story.
What do you read for pleasure?
History books. I LOVE history! My favorite thing to study is presidential history. It does not matter what party these people belong to, I just love reading what was behind the decisions involving policy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Twitter and my blog. @ChrisJosephs85 and http://insidechristophershead.tumblr.com
Describe your desk
Old. I will not be getting a new one anytime soon. I love the aging of things.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Houston and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. The small towns surrounding Columbia influence me when I am writing about the south, which I am currently doing. It's like one giant Drive-By Truckers song!
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Starewavers is an awesome title! I see it as a movie poster in theaters. I see it as a movie one day!

The first part of the POW! Trilogy, short story The Starewavers takes place in a time when you could walk the streets without worrying about anything bad happening to you. The 1960s was the decade of JFK, counterculture, the British Invasion, war, and the space race. Humans had already been through Roswell in 1947. Yes, people were worried about nuclear war and communist infiltration of America, but they did not know there was a new threat to worry about. A threat that looked like you and me, and that could be in your own neighborhood, your children’s schools, and even your homes. The threat is real. The Starewavers are coming. Beware of the stare.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My love of storytelling. The fact that I can write something, edit it the best I can, and put it out there for the world is an amazing feeling. It's the story that matters most. If you don't have the story, it doesn't matter how perfect you edit it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
This is the way writing is going and websites like Smashwords help get the word out about indie authors. Smashwords is a huge part of my success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The initial idea that first appears in my mind's eye. I come up with the title first and work the story out in my head before I write.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I love you all!
When is your next story coming out?
I have about 6-7 more stories coming out throughout the year and into next year. My next story will come out April 25th, 2014 and will be a western titled "Six Shots and a Whiskey."
Published 2014-03-28.
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Books by This Author

The Starewavers
You set the price! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The first part of the POW! Trilogy, short story The Starewavers takes place in a time when you could walk the streets without worrying about anything bad happening to you. The 1960s was the decade of JFK, counterculture, the British Invasion, war, and the space race. Humans had already been through Roswell in 1947.