Welcome to another great author interview! Today I’m chatting with Greg Alldredge, author of science fiction, steampunk and dark fantasy books that are excellent reading.
Thank you, Book Squirrel. I’m very happy to be here.
What inspired you to write?
For the longest time I had stories in my head. I thought I could tell a good story, and I thought people might like to read what I thought about things. Finally I took the time to finish the first one, and the ideas kept coming. I will keep writing as long as I keep having ideas.
What’s your favourite thing that you have written?
That is like asking a parent which is their favorite child. I like the Helena Brandywine series, They keep selling at a good clip so it seems others like them too. I still have a soft spot for my first “Lights in the Night.” It is hard to market but I love the story.
I’ve read both of those and really enjoyed them.
Thank you! I hope you left a review?
I always do!
Tell us, Greg, what’s your favourite thing that someone else has written?
I have so many favorite books. Most of Alistair MacLean’s work I still enjoy.
What are you working on writing now?
So many… when an idea strikes I need to work on it for a while to get it out of my head. I am working on an Urban Fantasy set in Boston and a Middle Grade reader set in the Pacific Northwest. Both are in their infancy. I love this time of the writing process, I never know if my ideas will gel until I write the first few chapters.
Do you have a favourite food or drink that helps you write?
Coffee… loads of coffee.
Who designs your book covers? They always look fantastic.
Ryn Katryn, Digital Art Group can be found on Facebook.
What’s your favourite kind of music?
Just about anything…
Forest, country, beach or city?
Depends on my mood, all the above at different times. I am currently living in a small seaside city on an island in the Northern part of Vietnam.
What’s the best vacation you’ve had?
Currently my wife and I are tying to live out of suitcases for the next two years or so. We will travel from one city to another and write about our experiences.
That sounds hard to beat! What is your pet hate?
Oh yeah! I hate that, too. Have you ever built it into a character or used it in your writing?
What’s your favourite season? Why?
Summer, we are both tired of the cold. The next two years we are going to bounce north and south of the equator to stay in summer. If we are successful we might keep doing it as long as possible.
What would you like people to know about being an Indie author?
Like many things in life writing takes risk. Indies take on the vast majority of risk straight on the shoulders. It is hard to work on a project and let it loose upon the world to see if it will fly or sink like a lead balloon.
Name two things in life that you wish were easier.
Selling books and finding people to read your books.
You’d be surprised how many authors mention those things.
No, I wouldn’t!
You got me. You’re right.
Tell us, Greg, where can readers find your books?
Most of my books are widely available, but most people find them on Amazon.
And where can we find you on social media?
Thanks for being here today, Greg. It’s been great talking with you.
Thanks for having me! It’s been fun.