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Lucy Turns Pages: Author Interview: Richard Holeman, Horror Author

Author Interview: Richard Holeman, Horror Author

1. Please introduce yourself (who are you, what genre/s do you write in, what books do you have out)

I write across multiple genres - my earlier books are memoirs, but my fiction leans toward horror, fantasy and whatever genre presents me with an interesting story.
2. What are your favourite books? 

I have many, but three of them are Watership Down by Richard Adams, Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon and The Stand by Stephen King.
3. When did you know you wanted to be an author?

I knew when I was fairly young, middle-school aged, but I didn’t do anything about it until I was 52.
4. What is your favourite part of the writing process? What is your least favourite and how do you get through it? 

The best part is getting about three chapters deep and the story begins to tell itself, the characters start to inform me and I’m living the story as it unfolds. The worst part - editing. Everyone knows it’s editing.

5. What is your writing routine? 

I’m a natural night owl. I usually write between 8 pm and 4 am.
6. How do you balance writing (and everything else to do with it) with the rest of your life?

I write during writing time, when there’s nothing else going on.
7. What inspires you? How do you beat writers block? 

I’m inspired by any number of things - something I see on the street, a song, an experience I’ve been through, other books and authors.
8. How do you keep consistent/write a lot? 

I dedicate a certain part of the evening to writing and if I’m not actively writing during that tie, I’m doing something associated with my writing - designing covers, marketing, making notes.

9. Does anyone read or edit your work before publication? If so, how did you find them? 

Yes, several people read and proofread, but edits are mine. They’re all readers I respect and trust who I’ve known for some years.
10. Can we have a sneaky look at your future plans? 

I’m currently writing a post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure - after that I’ve got a story about a cat that may or may not really be about a witch, a prequel to my most recent novel, and then I’d like to get back to a memoir about my time with a travelling carnival show.
11. Finally, what advice would you give to other writers (inspiring, those publishing and those published)? 

My only advice is always to write hard, write the stories you want to read and they will find their audience.


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