Guest Interview: G.S. Wright

As part of the Book Blogger Fair, I would like to welcome fellow writer G.S. Wright as we get to know him a little better.

- How did you know you had to start writing?

I have always liked telling stories. It started with writing comic books and moved up to short fiction. In High School I had a teacher tell me that I lived in my own world. That happened after she read a short historical fiction story that I had taken fantastic liberties with. Though she attempted to pull me down to earth, it only inspired me further. It took a long while before I decided to take my writing more seriously, finally completing my first novel this year.

- What is your favorite part of the process?

There is nothing that compares to when you enter the zone and the words leave your brain as fast as you can type. Those are the powerful writing sessions when your writing is capable of moving you emotionally, and you know that it will also move your readers.

- Tell us a little about your latest book.

My latest book is a dark fantasy zombie apocalypse called Death Storm, and is the first book of a series called Hungry Gods. I wanted to write a different kind of high fantasy. I wanted to destroy it. We normally like the hero to win. With zombies, it never ends well. Hopefully fans of both genres will be pleasantly surprised.

- What made you write Death Storm?

Though my first book was a sci-fi thriller (Broken Things), I wanted to write a fantasy. As a reader, it’s always been my favorite genre. I didn’t want to treat it kindly, however. My second favorite genre is horror, so I thought I’d let them play together.

- What are you currently working on?

With Death Storm, I committed to writing a series. I don’t want to step away from it until I have all three books out. You can expect book 2 in the Hungry Gods series in a few more months.

- Which do you prefer, ebooks or hardcopy?

I have happily embraced the ebook revolution. I love having thousands of books available at all times. Maybe one book is a hardcopy out of every ten books I read.

- Has writing changed you in any way?

The biggest change writing has brought me is the amount of time that I get to spend with my family. It makes me feel like I know my wife and children again. A close second in change is the feeling of doing something for a living that I want to do.

- What is your favorite quote?

I never have chosen a favorite. If I had to pick one that I like a lot at the moment, I would choose this one:

Writers live twice. —Natalie Goldberg


Thank you G.S. Wright for your time. You can find out more about this writer at his website and the following places:

- Facebook

- Goodreads

You can buy Broken Things at  Amazon.



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