The interview happened today (24th April 2014), and it was a lot of fun. The transcript is below:
Alen: Hi Sezoni, thank you for having me.
Sezoni: Alen, what is WATCHER about?
Alen: Watcher deals with a stalker who is compelled to play his game until the very end. But what happens if his victim refuses to play his game? Is he as deluded as he seems or is some other, more evil force at work?
Sezoni: What are the psychological challenges of writing a story of this magnitude?
Alen: It’s difficult to have to ‘live’ in the head of someone who is so warped, it makes you feel unclean, and also makes you wonder about yourself – how come I can think such things?!
Sezoni: Who do you read? What are the things that a reader can identify with that you have grounded yourself in?
Alen: I grew up on Stephen King, Dean Koontz & James Herbert. There’s a lot of their influence in the horror I write. My fantasy work is inspired by the great Jack Vance.
Sezoni: Do you think of yourself as an artist, a craftsman, or a blend of both?
Alen: A mixture of both I guess. As a writer I like to paint pictures and scenes with words, and craft imaginary, but believable, worlds, characters and situations.
Sezoni: What is your next work, and what do you want to work on?
Alen: I’m currently working on a piece called Fixing Benjamin. In short it’s about a father’s grief, after the death of his son, spiralling out of control, with unexpected and tragic consequences. At the same time I’m working on a fantasy trilogy, called The Sam Creedy Chronicles.
Sezoni: Alen, where can we purchase WATCHER?
Alen: Watcher is available on Kindle through Amazon here ‘Watcher’
Sezoni: Alen, thank you for joining us and sharing your story. Please keep us posted on any new releases and WIPs.
Alen: Thank you for taking the time to talk with me, it’s been fun! I’ll keep you updated 🙂
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