Interview with David Horn

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The urge to write, to tell stories. Nothing's better than losing yourself in a story of your own make.
What is the meaning of life?
42. And a movie by Monty Python.
In a What-If scenario of Spock fighting Han Solo, who would win?
Well, Han shoots first but Spock soon afterwards bores him to death by lecturing him on the inadequacy of his aim.
On second thought: Han might just try to sell Spock to Jabba as a Pet. Pointy ears go well with golden bras according to most elves.
And a third alternative: Spock convinces Han that fighting is inherently stupid, then they go on to fight some Romulan Klingon Dark Sith Cy-Borgs.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The prospect of doing it again tomorrow.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking about what I'm going to write. And, occasionally, sleeping and eating.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first text I ever wrote was a recipe for mixing vanilla and chocolate pudding.

It wasn't very good, though.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Lukas, the locomotive driver and his quest to save princesses, strange magnetic mountains, pirates in the eye of the storm... you betcha that had an impact.
How do you approach cover design?
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Ahem... Wrong question.

First: WTF, 5? More like 500.

Second: If you need a reason to go after a title you obviously haven't read or understood the book.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
BS, consequently, incessantly, and giving a flying shart if anyone bothers to read, pay or understand. Soul-soothing, reccommendable for all authors, artists and grammar/spelling/style/genre nazis.
Describe your desk
Surface where I put stuff that I work with. Minimum: somewhat clean floor. Optimum: Probably not achievable in this lifetime, and I don't believe in re-spawns. Default Nirvana applies for Atheists only, sorry.
When did you first start writing?
Somewhat after learning how to read.
If 2+2=4, what is the purpose of meaning?
Mindfulness meditation on this koan will save your (Han) Solo. GLHF.
Published 2015-10-26.
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Books by This Author

Contract Expired
Price: Free! Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The Red Shoe
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Inspirational
(3.00 from 1 review)
Mary and Lisa, two little girls on the beach, find the most magical thing: a tiny red shoe. Lisa, the younger, believes the faeries left it. Mary knows better, though - there are no faeries. Only the demons are real. Read a tale based on a true occurrence, less enchanted that it might seem.
The Intervention
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
James is confronted by his parents about his addiction. The small hover-cam indicates their heart-felt attempt to get their son clean is being recorded. James wagers it might be a live broadcast and begins to speak his mind, promoting his addiction across the airwaves. But what is James addicted to? Are the other people addicts as well?
Extinction Averted
You set the price! Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
A fast-paced pulp sci-fi novelette. An occasionally bloody roller-coaster ride through a very fictional version of the United States. Are there extraterrestrial beings infiltrating society? Or is the protagonist just plain nuts? The truth is out there, and John Jackson, Private Detective, has his work cut out for him. He just hopes his work won't cut him apart and eat him.
Saving Fiona
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A bored sysadmin at a government facility picks up a stray cat. Little does he know what fate has in store for him as he reaches down to pet the mewing ball of fur.