Today on the FlipSide I’m pleased to feature author Paul Flewitt. For those of you who aren’t quite familiar with Paul, let’s take a moment to get to know him…
Paul is the author of “Smoke” a flash fiction which appeared in OzHorrorCon’s Book of the Tribes anthology, “Paradise Park” from JEA’s All That Remains anthology and the stand alone novella “Poor Jeffrey” through CHBB’Vamptasy press. He continues to work on further pieces…
Welcome Paul! Now let’s get to the questions… Using ten words or less, tell me about your book.
A zombie/paranormal horror like you’ve read before
Sounds great! What song would you want to play during the opening credits of your book were it made into a movie? Why?
Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult, I think, because it fits the theme of the story quite well.
Who would you want to direct the story of your life? Is there anyone specific you’d like to play you?
There’s a question I’d never thought I’d be asked. Hmm… think!… erm…erm… okay, Francis Ford Coppola would do a good biopic and to play me, Jenson Ackles because my missis really likes him.
What is your writing process? Are you a planner or a pantser? Do you prefer to hand write your works or type them directly into your word processor?
I’m probably a pantser. I generally know how a story is going to begin and roughly how it will end; the middle bit is always a mystery to me. I always handwrite my first draft and use the typing process to edit and embellish on what I’ve written in pen and ink.
What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself: something you wish you knew then that you know now?
It’d probably be “just do it, kid and screw the doubters and the haters… you won’t know any of ‘em in ten years.” People did say it, but I never believed it.
That’s great advice! What are the three books that really inspired you to become a writer?
Imajica, by Clive Barker, The Long Walk, by Stephen King (Richard Bachman) and probably Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.
Now it’s time for the Rapid. Fire. Questions.
- Coffee or tea? Tea
- Cats or dogs? Dogs
- Snow or sun? Sun
- Print books or eReader? Print books, by the shelf load
- Nachos or potato chips? Potato chips
- Baked or fried? Fried, I’m a Yorkshireman
- Candy or chocolate? Neither, I’m more of a savoury kinda guy
- Comedy, Romance, or Horror? Comedy Horror?
- Action, Science Fiction, or Animated? SciFi
- Classics or Modern? Depends on my mood and the writer.
- Old World or New World? Old World, definitely,
- Sweet or spicy? Spicy
- Comfort or Speed? Who’s driving?
Now let’s take a look at Paul’s short Poor Jeffrey… Don’t forget that clicking on the cover will take you straight to Amazon!
Grief drives people to extreme behaviour, and when Poor Jeffrey Kinsey is killed, his friends go to some extreme lengths to bring him back…
But Jeffrey’s death isn’t the only thing going on in town…
Several girls have disappeared, only to be found half eaten by an unidentifiable creature later… it’s enough to drive a town insane.
For Tommy, Jade and Chloe the next few weeks will make them or break them… and a story begins…
Poor Jeffrey; he never wanted death to be this way…