On today’s Page to Page Promo Author Interview we have J.M. Salyards. Welcome J.M.
A Little on the Personal Side:
- If you weren’t an author, what would you be? A ninja. Or a monster truck driver. Or possibly a criminal mastermind. Underground occult bookstore owner. Big game safari hunter. Crackpot radio show host. Mad scientist.
All of the above. Still, I’ll stick with “author”.
- What types of books do you read? The stack next to me has “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett, “Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond, “The World as it Is” by Chris Hedges, “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy, and “Last of the Amazons” by Steven Pressfield.
- What do you love most about writing? What do you not like?
Writing is freedom. Storytelling is as ancient as language, and although there is a craft involved in putting words together to tell a tale, the tale itself is entirely yours. An author chooses something that he or she is passionate about and commits it to a record for all time. A book is a window into the mind of the man or woman who wrote it.
On the other hand, writing is a tremendous challenge, demanding dedication and sacrifice. Crafting the story is easy. “Committing it to paper”— actually writing the novel— is hard, slow work. It is very rewarding, but it does try one’s patience.