Interview with Jon Flushing

Who are your favorite authors?
I'm a huge fan of Clive Cussler. I've read a ton of his books. I also enjoy Simon R. Green, George R.R. Martin, Jim Butcher, and Frank Herbert. I loved J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. I also read the Horus Heresy series from the Black Library.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Western Pennsylvania for the most part. There are a lot of old communities around with old creepy houses in them. There are also a lot of woods here. I used to hike and play in the woods when I was a kid. Add to it the fact that the skies here are often gray. All of this combined helps to stir the imagination about what lurks in these places.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The need to earn money to pay bills. It's a big motivator.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to travel. I also love the Rolling Stones. I like to sing along to their records. I'm sure if any of them ever heard me, they'd be greatly offended.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a book of short stories along with my fellow authors in the the Writers 3. We are each going to have several stories which feature some of our favorite characters from books that we have written or are in the process of writing. It's been a blast to do this with B.C. and Len. This is something that we have talked about for a long time and I think that's cool that we're actually doing it.
Published 2017-10-02.
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Books by This Author

The Forging of the Ring
Price: Free! Words: 60,620. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is a burning desire within us all that wants us to be more than we ever thought we could be. Bigger, stronger, and more confident in our abilities than we ever thought possible. What if all of those possibilities were literally at your fingertips? The Forging of the Ring is a series of epic tales that allow us to do exactly that. Follow the ring as it makes its journey from mystical lands on
Dreams of Cerberus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
The dreams of Cerberus would have been nightmares. We believe nightmares only happen while we are asleep. The assumption is a faulty one. We share the world with witches and demons, killers and cannibals, and many other creatures that we don’t want to believe exist. Dreams of Cerberus is an anthology of ten short horror stories by authors Jon Flushing, B.C. Richards, and Leonard Herrington.
Tome of Terror
Price: Free! Words: 50,600. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
There is the world that we know and the world that we don’t want to know. It’s that world that we try to ignore and try to pretend doesn’t exist. Despite these attempts, we realize that the dark truth is that it’s out there. It’s nervously whispered about. Tales of its denizens have been spoken of around fires since the earliest of times. These stories have been gathered and written into books