Welcome back to Black Words-White Pages. Today, I got to sit down with Author G.K. Curry and ask him a few questions. So without further adieu, let's dive right in....
G. K. CURRY
Most of my favorite authors are indie or self-pubbed, what made you decide to go that route?
Since my wife is a freelance editor and we both highly support the Indie Community, self-publishing was really the only choice for me.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
How hard everything outside of writing the actual book was. The blurb, the cover, choosing a cover designer, formatting, do I go KU or not, so many decisions to make and things to do.
Which of your characters are you most like? Least like?
Hawth, except I’m not a cop but he has all my nuances and traits. His partner Danny is my polar opposite being young, unmarried, no kids, fit, vegan, works out. Not my style.
Do you have a particular writing habit??
I have to watch something on TV to set the mood for the scene I need to write. Need to write a crime—watch CSI. Describing a supernatural creature—watch Supernatural.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
If I could choose anyone, it would be John Grisham. A Time to Kill and The Rainmaker are two of the very short list of books that have ever grabbed my attention and sucked me fully in.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I refuse to answer this question because there are too many to list and I won’t play favorites.
What is the hardest part of your writing?
The small details. I tend to write big picture to get things done but then have to go back and add details or descriptions to build the whole picture.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never underestimate yourself
Describe yourself in three words.
Logically organized chaos
I know characters are like children but if you could choose, who’s your favorite from your books?
My wife said I have to say Liz, who is modeled after her.
Any song or songs that could basically sum up the overall mood of your writing?
The original “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. Deep and creepy with an edgy vibe to it but not hard core metal.
Do you plot out your books or just freely write them and let the characters tell you what to do next?
Plot big points so I know how to get from point A to point B but let the characters do the filling in parts.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider the biggest influence in your writing?
If the screenwriters from CSI and Supernatural got together with Simon Pegg and had a baby, that baby would be my greatest influence.
What are your current projects? Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Currently working on a prequel short story to appear in an anthology this fall that covers Hawth’s last case in Chicago and why he decided to give up the big city for a small college town.
I am plotting out the next book in the series. I’m thinking a ghost story with a mix of Slenderman and random mythological character from obscure folklore. OR werewolves. Or jersey devil. I don’t know.
Thank you so much, G.K. Curry, for stopping by and letting us get to know you a little bit!! It was an honor to talk with you!!
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