Welcome back to Writers on Wednesday, that weekly post where I chat to a different writer. This time around I am chatting with the talented Andrew Leon, author of Shadow Spinner ...
Tell us a bit about yourself …
I was born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
No, wait, that's the wrong one...
I was working in a lab one day when lightning struck me through the window...
Wait, still wrong.
One night when I was out walking in the desert, a spaceship landed and gave me a super suit. There was this instruction manual...
Okay, still not it. Yeah, I got nothing.
Tell us about your most recently published, or about to be published, book?
My most recent book is Shadow Spinner, which I released serially. I'm in the process of gathering all of the chapters into collections to make it easier to purchase in e-format now that I'm not making the chapters free anymore. It's also available all in one place as a physical book.
What books or writing projects are you currently working on, if anything?
I'm working on Brother's Keeper, the sequel to The House on the Corner. I'm way behind schedule on it, though. I also have a murder mystery as a side project that I'm pretty excited about. You might even call it a paranormal murder mystery.
Do you have a favourite place to write?
My favorite place to have written was while on vacation in the Trinity Alps. It was great to sit out on the deck with my notepad each morning before the kids were up. It never lasted long enough, but it was great.
Aside from your own books, of course, what is one book that you feel everybody should read?
I have three:
The Hobbit, which is almost more about The Lord of the Rings, but you probably shouldn't try LotR if you can't get through The Hobbit, which is great in its own right. It's just a great tale with some great lessons about learning who you are.
Watership Down – It's just a great story that has a lot to say.
The Sparrow – The other two I'd tell people to read starting when they're teenagers, but this is definitely one that should wait for adulthood. It's a great story about faith and what it mean in a sci-fi setting.
Finally … is there anything you would like to say to your readers in Adelaide, Australia?
Do I have readers in Adelaide, Australia? Because, if I do, that's cool! Hello, peoples!