Let’s welcome Simon Okill, aka Phantom Bigfoot to the blog.
2) What do you do when you are not writing? Day job? – Marketing my book and preparing for my new vampire romance Luna Sanguis release 15th July. If I have a spare moment I might be discovered walking the local fossil beach in search of my ancestors.
3) How did you choose the genre you write in? The genre is adult humor/romance, and it chose me after a few glasses of wine with Twin Peaks followed by Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers.
4) When did you start writing? – Oh about 120 full moons ago when the forests were less crowded and Phantom Bigfoot could skip and gambol without bumping into anyone.
5) Biggest influences as a reader/writer? – as a pup, I read Alistair Maclean, but Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Graham Masterton took over as my hair grew longer.
6) Is anything in your writing based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Where do your ideas come from? – I am Phantom Bigfoot and I exist in my own mind, but from time to time I have these strange notions beamed into my head by the tall blond ones.
7) Planner or Panster? – I plan meticulously then write like crazy forgetting all my plans.
8) What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment? – I am still upset, it actually made me sick, a cruel 1* review that actually hated my fun-loving book. I love all my numerous 5 and 4* reviews by fun-loving guysngals and also my being voted best British Fantasy Author.
9) Tell us about your book (s). Favorite thing? Hardest issue to overcome? – Bigfoot is all about Duane, a millionaire recluse who has discovered a tribe of Bigfoot and will risk his own life to save them from mankind. Trouble hits Duane below the belt when a pubescent Bigfoot abducts the teenage son of the town plumber to play with. Now Duane has to fend off the feisty female sheriff, FBI, tourists and Walt the town plumber. Fave scene is the FBI interrogating Walt floating free in his hot tub. The ending was most difficult and it came in a flash of inspiration. Not telling!
10) Advice for aspiring writers? – Never give up! Even Stephen King had over 100 rejections for Carrie.
11) Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? – To all my wonderful readers and fans – thank you for enjoying my book and be advised there is part 2 later in the fall.
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