Interview with Steve Joseph

Who are your favorite authors?
Zizou Corder, definitely. I also like Eleanor Updale's Montmorency, as well as the Barlow/Skidmore stuff.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Lionboy, 1,2,3, Montmorency and whatever I read last.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that I like the look of. I don't go searching for genres or titles.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad, definitely.
Describe your desk
There's a healthy amount of mess, dispersed around out-of-order pens, miscellaneous paperwork, nicknacks, an old red nose, one of those bamboo ducks, a block of obsidian and all my schoolbooks.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'ma Man City fan, so that keeps me fairly occupied, but I'm also in full-time education, with GCSEs round the corner, so writing opportunities are becoming scarcer and scarcer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
People smiling to themselves when they read the end product. Also, the buzz of creativity at full flow.
When did you first start writing?
When I was seven years old, year two. I wrote a ten-page, size-twenty-fonted, feltip illustrated masterpiece, Albert the Dinosaur. I've been hooked ever since
What's the story behind your latest long book?
I started with two names, glance momentarily in the library. Kepler and Fox. I thought the names, said together, sounded great and, as my mind often does, I started to create faces, personalities, mannerisms for them. During this period, Kepler changed to Heckler and the pair started a private detection agency. It sorta spiralled off from there.
What is your writing process?
I start out with characters, then their lives, then a plot, then I write what I feel like writing from the plot, then I connect them all together and add any bits I need.
Published 2015-09-27.
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Books by This Author

Squirrel Hunter
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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This is the short story of the stubborn, archaic Mr Poole. Mr Poole is a gardener, and his beautiful plot of land is used, amongst other things, as a five-star-restaurant for the local birdlife. However, when a squirrel intrudes into Mr Poole's pride and joy, he takes things far, far to far.