This week’s author is Glenn Soucy and he joins us today to answer a few questions.
I’m a Christian. Married my high school sweetheart and are coming up on our 26th anniversary. We have two boys and a little girl that we adopted. I’ m and Air Force vet and was stationed at Loring AFB, the birth place of Blood Tithe, as I got to explore the tunnels and buildings mentioned.
2) What do you do when you are not writing? Day job?
I work in the court system for the City of Las Vegas.
3) How did you choose the genre you write in?
I write YA, action adventure because that’s what I like to read. Any book that’s going to take me to a different world and I’m there.
4) When did you start writing?
I started writing in the 3rd grade. But not seriously until I was nineteen. It was completely different back then as there were no home computers; it’s so much easier now.
5) Biggest influences as a reader/writer?
As a reader, I’m influenced by fast paced novels with no or few curse words. As a writer, I’m influenced by all sorts of things, now and then a simple picture gives me an entire story idea.
6) Is anything in your writing based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Where do your ideas come from?
My stories are fictional, though some real life event or experience triggered them. As far as I am concerned, my ideas come from above.
7) Planner or Panster?
Panster all the way.
8) What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
Being shot down over and over by agents and publishers is always tough. Then I got a one star rating on Goodreads. But I’ve also received a lot of five star ratings. The best compliments were a few readers that told me they lost sleep over being worried about my character.
9) Tell us about your book (s). Favorite thing? Hardest issue to overcome?
The Blood Tithe series is about Jeremy Davis, who at age five, falls into an old and forgotten, flooded tunnel from World War II. Back in the big war the USA was also trying to create a Master Race by altering people’s DNA. The chemical are still in the tunnel and have only gotten stronger. Jeremy is rescued, but afterwards, discovers that he can feel sap moving in trees, hear heartbeats from a distance. Best of all, he can gather nergy from every living thing, giving him strange powers. He soon finds out that he is not the only one with those powers as the one from the original experiments are still alive. My favorite thing is the nonstop action.
The hardest issue, keeping the fiction plausible.
10) Advice for aspiring writers?
Write and read a lot, and write what you know.
11) Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you for reading my books; the nice reviews make my day. I hope you enjoyed the ongoing struggles of Jeremy.
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