Interview with Cary Haun

Describe your desk
My desk is a pile of bills. They are all in paper envelopes and are, unfortunately, just above the resistance at which paper normally burns. Just my luck.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Long Beach, California. The influence on my 'writing' should be apparent. If it is not, then please wait patiently on the corner of PCH and Alamitos Blvd. for my answer. I'll be there soon. Promise.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when it was suddenly required. Compulsory education is funny like that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me, surprisingly, is not that I might be forgotten. Rather, it is the chance or the potential to be forgotten. If one is forgotten, then one must have been important at some point in time.

We all want to know the last place we left our keys.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are as follows:

Charles Bukowski
John Fante
Georges Bataille
H.P. Lovecraft
Madeleine L'Engle
Frantz Fanon
Gilles Deleuze
What is your writing process?
A long one. My first work has taken 10 years. If you're lucky, you'll see another before I'm dead.
How do you approach cover design?
Carefully.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Five favorite books (in no particular order):

Post Office - Charles Bukowski: the working man's epic.
Wait Until Spring, Bandini - John Fante: the forgotten man's epic.
Ulysses - James Joyce: the clever man's epic.
Many Waters - Madeleine L'Engle: the biblical man's epic.
A Thousand Plateaus - Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: the epic without man.
What do you read for pleasure?
Weird tales and Bizarro literature.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Motivated? Is that a joke?
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don't know. We'll see.
What are you working on next?
Another book and a graphic novel. Recently finished recording another album which will release soon.
Published 2017-04-09.
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Books by This Author

Some Tales & Travels of Captain Fakehead: An Endeavor in Philosophical Difference & Absurdity
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
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The life of a young boy takes an odd turn when his own father accidentally beheads him--and he does not die. Subsequently, the boy with no head must leave his absurdly real life for adventures of epically outlandish proportions. Along the way he encounters people, bodies, and events that all seem to be pointing in two different directions at once: everywhere and nowhere.