Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Author Interview – Richard Stephenson

How long have you been writing? Less than a year.

When did you first know you could be a writer? About the fifth chapter into my first book.  It was then that I realized I had something really good that people would read.

What genre are you most comfortable writing? Dystopian.

Do you have any advice for writers? Don’t quit your day job.  If writing isn’t your passion and truly something you love, you will be disappointed when it doesn’t pay the bills.  Write because you love telling a good story.

What do you do to unwind and relax? Video games and movies.

What is your favorite quality about yourself? My intelligence and problem solving skills.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? “Time is a violent torrent; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by an another takes its place.”  Marcus Aurelius

One of the three quotes I have at the beginning of Collapse.  I find this quote sobering in the face of arrogance and conceit.  Empires fall, civilizations crumble, it’s only a matter of time.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? My sixteen-year marriage.

What is your favorite color? Black

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Genre – Dystopian

Rating – R

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