Interview with Scott Kraemer

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a town called East Jordan, which can be confusing because it's in Michigan as opposed to the Middle East. It influenced my writing because I always tried to get away from it. My desire to be away and make a home for myself was great, and it was likely that desire that made me write about an entirely different world.
When did you first start writing?
About eight and a half years ago, the idea for the first book came about. It was random, or seemingly random, at the time. Now it just feels natural.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a bunch of pirates who follow a logical path toward making theirs and other people's lives better. One has multiple personalities, one is not from that world, and one is a pirate captain who tries to bring them all together. Their goals become a bit twisted as the crews meet one another and try to coexist.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is knowing that I don't have to stop once I'm "done."
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are my only source of feedback, and therefore, they mean that someone is reading. I am a fan of my fans.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the second book in The Windowless Hut series. It is going to split the world of Eodeod into many pieces.
Who are your favorite authors?
Douglas Adams, Joseph Heller and Tim O'Brien have written my favorite books. Adams is definitely my favorite, but there's little likelihood that I will have humor that comes anywhere close to his.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time grading and worrying about my students' grades.
What is your writing process?
This is the most important part. My process is to watch TV until it becomes tedious, then I write as much as I can think of. It's very anti-productive and I'm not proud.
How do you approach cover design?
I either choose a free one that speaks to me or I spend way too much for one.
What do you read for pleasure?
Sci-fi, fantasy, and sports. Yeah, it seems like I'm just avoiding reality, but I don't play video games anymore so I guess there's that.
Published 2013-09-02.
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Books by This Author

The Windowless Hut
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ever wonder what it's like for pirates to transition into crime-free lives? How many women pirates have you ever seen? The Windowless Hut is a story that answers these questions in another world. Though it is considered fantasy, there are no dragons, sorcerers, or dinosaurs to get in the way of Erasmus and crew. This is a world similar to ours, but can multiple pirate captains make the change?