Interview with C.S. Grady

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As my father was in the Air force I grew up all over the place, and I think being exposed to so much so early in my life made me more aware of the world we live.
When did you first start writing?
I can remember writing stories as early as seven or eight. They were bad, but a few of the base concepts are still rattling around in my head. Maybe sometime I'll get them out in a way that is as cool as I remember them when I was seven.
What's the story behind your latest book?
They are a series of short stories inspired by a song. Pretty cut and dried there.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I want to tell my stories as fast or as slow as I want without someone breathing down my neck wanting me to meet a deadline.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Someone else reading it, I enjoy their reactions good and bad.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, I tell the stories for them.
What are you working on next?
I think I will put the finishing touches on my first full length novel. The Yellowed Pages.
Who are your favorite authors?
Michael Crichton Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, and Dan Brown there are a few more that I can't get out of my head right now and I can't see my bookshelf.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking of what I want to write next, or next after that, or maybe never but its still a good idea.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Blind luck, or friends suggestions.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a story not to different from "Waterworld" but it mine was written in the mid to late 80's and it involved a group of people who had escaped the flooded world by living in caves and had only just recently opened a tunnel to the flooded world.
Published 2013-08-28.
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Books by This Author

This Dam Life
Series: The Highwaymen, Verse 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a set of newspaper clippings about a construction worker and the early days of the Boulder (Hoover) Dam project.
Upon the Tide
Series: The Highwaymen, Verse 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Inspired by the song "Highwayman" written by Jimmy Webb. This is a series of letters about a young sailor named Kristoff Fuchs, on his first voyage in the 1800's.
The Highwayman
Series: The Highwaymen, Verse 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Inspired by the song "Highwayman" written by Jimmy Webb. This is a short tale of Liam "The Red" Neal Sloan, a former carpenter turned brigand. This is the first in a series of four short stories, following the pattern of the songs verses. If you like this check out the other stories in the series 'Upon the Tide', and 'This Dam Life' out now. look out for 'In Black' coming soon.