Interview with Frank Severino

Who are your favorite authors?
People.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Morning.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Not squinting.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mouse.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes.
What is your writing process?
Typing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes.
How do you approach cover design?
Leaning forward.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Google.
What do you read for pleasure?
Articles.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Screen.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
None.
Describe your desk
Wood.
When did you first start writing?
Kindergarten.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Stupidity.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
$12.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Fibbing.
What do your fans mean to you?
Poverty.
What are you working on next?
Dinner.
Published 2016-06-28.
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Books by This Author

Go Bag
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
A short story of one man's reactions, in the aftermath of destruction, when immediate choices define the future.
Of Shallow Graves and Contacts Lost
Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A lonely man finds an unexpected friend with a unique gift. The rest is history, yet to be made.
Laughing Gas
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
A boss-employee relationship is strained to the breaking point, as a moral debate ensues over the lab's latest creation. A hilarious, satirical take on near-future global finance, warfare, and economic disparity.
Exit 37B
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in the middle of a mid-life crisis pulls to the side of the road and has an odd epiphany which delivers new purpose for the "second half". Sometimes the answer to nagging questions is an absurd solution, and a life unexamined may decide to explain itself at an inopportune moment.
A Dinger in the Bay
Price: Free! Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Sports
A retired MLB pitcher finds love and redemption via a hurled can of humble soup. Refusing to obey signals cost him his career, once--but this time--a bean ball is exactly what's called for, and the signs all make sense. Making a hero often requires a "zero" to balance the equation.
Of Rats and Men
Price: Free! Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A dramatic "down the rabbit hole" excursion involving a jeweler, a thief and a rat. This novelette by Frank Severino runs the gambit of existential queries and twists of fate. It plunges the reader down a dark flume and delivers bright resolution from unlikely sources.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
Price: Free! Words: 11,640. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
Instability Over La Cocina de Casillas
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An ambulance-chasing lawyer and newspaper columnist pursuing double entendre headlines are first to meet alien visitors in a sleepy Arizona town. Humorous negotiations ensue as these aliens are "not quite" as couth as one might expect a star-faring species to be.