Interview with Richard Tamm

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Taylor, Michigan a city on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan. There was no real influence for my writing. One day I started writing poetry in High School and eventually moved on to other writing mediums.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in High School. I started with poetry because I did not have a real big imagination. I mainly wrote about what and how I was feeling.
What's the story behind your latest book?
There is no real story behind it. I am a huge fan of the Zombie genre and decided to write my own approach to the zombie phenomenon.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Relaxation. I am a very active person, I was not born with the ability to sit still. I write to keep my mind focused on one topic instead of dozens.
What do your fans mean to you?
Currently I don't have any fans since I have nothing published as of yet. I do have many friends excited about the release of my first novel and I hope it is enjoyable to everyone.
What are you working on next?
After I complete the Surviving Population X Series (If there is an end) I have a couple other books in mind. Both books are Non-Fiction and I hope that they will have a great impact on the readers.
Who are your favorite authors?
I read so often that it is hard to say who I enjoy the most. I do enjoy Anne Rice, Stephen King, and Clive Cussler have been my favorite authors since I can remember. Recently I have taken a liking to Carrie Ryan the way she writes blows my mind.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children play a big role in me getting out of bed everyday.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My life revolves around three things. My family, church, and writing. If I am not at my computer writing I am either spending time with my family or with God.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
That is a secret. :) I search through different websites and see what others are reading and what they think of the author and writing style. That's all I have to say about that.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I can't honestly say that I do. I have written so many short stories and started so many novels that it is hard to say which was my first.
What is your writing process?
I sit and put on some music or a movie. Something to make noise in the background because silence is murder. I open my laptop and start typing, I try not to think to hard on what is going down on the pages, I just keep writing. I come back at a later time after a significant portion has been written and rework the previous session.
How do you approach cover design?
I like my covers to be personal. I believe there are several hundred people who can make and design a cover better than I can. I feel I have the needed talent to create a cover for what I am writing, the look and feel that I want. I would never ask anyone to write for me so I feel I should never ask them to design the cover either.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
This is to hard of a question to answer. I read so much to say which are my favorite is to demanding.
What do you read for pleasure?
Books. :)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently read using the UB READER app on my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T.
Published 2014-01-29.
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Books by This Author

Surviving Population X: The Early Days
Series: Surviving Population X. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Graphic Novel
Surviving Population X is a easy to read series about survivors of a zombie apocalypse.