large U.S. corporation and I was fired on the day Amazon announced Kindle
Direct. I looked into it, and dusted off a manuscript I had toyed with for a
few years. Once it was finally done and published, I knew I had been bitten by
the writing bug.
writing or inspire it?
part-time at a national video game retailer and part-time at a local radio
station. Since I’m a student of the human condition and human behavior, my
daily interactions inspire my writing. In fact, several regular customers at
the game store have given feedback on stories in progress. I usually offer
these people personalized prerelease copies of my paperbacks.
are traveling to Yellowstone National Park to see if they can reverse a global
ice age. There are those who don’t want the couple to learn the secrets of the
from former talk show host and Professor of Economics Dr. Terry J. Lovell. He
was discussing anthropomorphic global warming and had referenced the American
Revolutionary War and the fact that it happened during a mini-ice age.
“The day after Tomorrow” was a popular movie at the same time so I
imagined that movie for my descriptions of the landscapes. Finally, A few
friends of mine kicked around plot points during the writing process.
reading your books? Do you have a message or theme?
there are great stories to be told. I don’t consider myself an author, but a
storyteller and I enjoy hearing and telling a great story. I self identify as a
Libertarian (not the political party, but the social philosophy) so a common theme in my writing is the danger
of a too-powerful federal government. Also, I’ve been known to mess with my
traditionally published? Self-published.
way that you did?
self-publish has to do more with my wanting complete control over my art than
any statement about indies versus traditional publishing. I want control over
choosing beta readers, editors, cover art and pricing. I also intentionally try
to avoid “popular” writing and just do my own thing. I sincerely
believe my audience will find me if I put my art out there.
really dig Chuck Wendig’s zany “Art harder, motherf*cker” from an
overall attitude towards writing. But, as with anyone influences are a
multitude. I’ve at one point or another tried to channel Steven King, Ben Bova,
Janet Evanovich, Kim Stanley Robinson,Jerome Bixby and Ken Grimwood.
will be a short story about a family attempting to escape religious
persecution. It’s about 9,000 words. Expected publication is Fall 2014.
other sorts of writing projects and if so, what?
fiction challenge over at Chuck Wendig’s site. I’m on my last semester at
Northern Arizona University that takes a lot of time I could be writing.
(with Heath chunks.)
disgusting taste of both beverages.
& narcissistic. (Submitted by my wife.)
Natalie Wright, P.C.
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two school-aged children and a pair of spoiled dogs. Mark holds a degree in
Computer Systems and Applications and is currently attending Northern Arizona