Brian Newsome spent 9 years as award-winning newspaper journalist and earned a writing degree from Baylor University. When he's not writing fiction, Newsome works as Director of Content Services and Public Affairs at a large health system. You can reach him at email@example.com.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
I think it was Stephen King who once said that his ideas start with, "I wonder what would happen if..." I get my ideas much the same way. I enjoy taking ordinary people and throwing them into extraordinary situations. I get to know my characters by how they respond to what gets thrown at them. One of my favorite TV shows of all time is 'Breaking Bad,' because of this exact reason. People, by choice or circumstance, are tossed into situations way over their heads, and it either corrupts them or makes them stronger.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas. I was an only child, so I spent hours at a time alone with my imagination. I would act out elaborate stories in my backyard, or with my GI Joe action figures in my room. This is where I discovered my love of story. Later, in college, when playing with GI Joes was no longer socially acceptable, I discovered the joy of creating stories with the written word.