February 12, 2015

Interviews Around the Globe with Max E. Stone

Today we have a new Author. Max E. Stone is an author that contacted me about me to review is book and I am hosting his book tour for one of this books. He is having a giveaway as well. Let welcome this new author to Interviews around the Globe.

I would love if you all took a look at our author Bio.. We have some good questions and answer for him to answer. Please  also I had the opportunity to read his latest book called "One Minute There". I have a review on it here at NRC and I also got a giveaway as for all of you as well. One Minute There Review & Giveaway, The author is giving away a prize of 3 copies of "The Bleeding" by Max E. Stone (3 e-book) Here is the author bio for before we enter the interview.  We welcome Max to our community. #Interviews, #Interviewsaroundtheglobe, #NRC

My characters take over my life. I just happen to be ready with the pen and paper to record it all.

Sounds crazy, but its the story of my life...

I have been writing since the age of nine where it began as a hobby. My teen years altered my life to such a point where the pen saved my life and theWarrens, Bennetts, andJohnsons became my family.

I had no choice but to share this feeling with the world.

Connect with Max: 
Tumblr: http://thecolouredbook.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maxestone
Instagram: http://instagram.com/max_e_stone
Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxestone
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialmaxestone

Describe your *Latest/Recent* book in 20 Words or Less?

One Minute There jumps right in to situations, terrifying and otherwise, involving characters that are real and relatable. You will feel with and for them.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story (in this book)

I loved to write since I was nine years old. Only then, it was only hobby to me. It wasn’t until my teen years that it became a lifeline. That was how the idea for the series (Warren-Bennett-Johnson) came about. The idea for this particular book was birthed from its predecessor, “The Bleeding.” People wanted more of these families' respective stories and, honestly, so did I.

How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you that you?

Usually, the name will just come to me and I go with it. Then, I end up liking the way it sounds. Sometimes, I will check the meaning via babynames.com, just out of curiosity, and it might end up contributing to the personality of the character. So the names in my book are pretty important.

Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?

I’d had to say Derek Warren. Not because I like him. In fact, he scared me to my core when he was first introduced in the beginning of the series and this is no less true in One Minute There. But writing him and developing his fictional layers taught me the most about reality as well as the many sides of people and why they are the way they are. No one is a villain for the hell of it.

Was there a certain scene *in this book* that was harder for you to write than others?

There is a scene in which one of the main characters, Melissa, leaves behind a gory crime scene, which she is responsible for. At said crime scene, her daughter is screaming after her. I was crying as I was writing up and then sobbed again when I typed it.

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

I’m not sure about the others, but definitely Liam Neeson for the role of Stephen Bennett, the Homicide Detective and patriarch of the Bennetts in "One Minute There." Neeson is such a strong and powerful actor and he takes over all of his roles. Just looking at what he did with his role in “Taken,” I feel as though he would do wonders with bringing Stephen Bennett to life on the big screen.

What was your favorite part to write and why? (Alternate Q: What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?)

I don’t really have a favorite part of “One Minute There” to write. However, my least favorite part of the writing process is the editing because it gets done multiple times. I’m such a perfectionist and I’m really much harder on myself than anyone else could be. So, though it is necessary, this would be my least favorite part.

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write? (Alternate Q: If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?, What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, David Baldacci, and Steve Berry have truly inspired me to write. I love their respective builds and suspense, how they have this set path that the reader follows and then the reader ends up in a place that they really never saw coming.

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

Sometimes, I read reviews, both good and bad. Concerning the bad ones, if it is a well-reasoned, constructive criticism, I respond with thanks and keep the tool in mind for the next work.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

As of right now, I am prepping "One Minute There" for release in March 20, 2015. I am also working on my next project which is an extended version of the first in the Warren Bennett Johnson (New England) series, a prelude entitled "August to Life." This will be out in the summer of 2015.

Thank you for stopping by Max E. Stone. I happy for you have stop by Nighttime Reading Center. Your book a wonderful read. I loved it. I hope you come back again.

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