Today’s 3Q’s guest is a someone whose work I love. Russell James has his hands in a lot of areas – between creature features and dark horror, his work will keep you engaged and excited. I’ve read a number of his books and have really enjoyed his story crafting!
Please welcome, Russell!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try to write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Russell: In the summer, I spend Florida mornings doing yard work or wrenching in the garage before it gets unbearably hot and humid. Then I spend the afternoon and its inevitable thunderstorms writing. In the winter, that schedule is reversed to take advantage of the warmer afternoons. (It does get cold in Florida in the winter. Not the Canada cold you deal with, but down into the 30s F.) Anything over 2000 words in one day is a victory.
Steve: If you started a series and for some reason had to have another author finish it, who would you choose?
Russell: I have three series out with Severed Press, the Grant Coleman Adventures, the Ranger Kathy West Adventures, and the new Rick and Rose Sinclair Adventures. All of these have giant monster angles to them. If I had to have someone continue them after my untimely demise, it would have to be Hunter Shea, Master of All Things Monster. He has a plethora of excellent cryptid and monster books out and I would have no qualms about him taking good care of my characters while still placing them in
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Russell: DEMON DAGGER comes out August 16th from Flame Tree Press. In this story Drew Price has the gift of being able to see the demon within a possessed person, which has set him on the path to be a demon hunter. Archdemon Nicobar, who had been sent back to Hell, returns and possesses a new host. That archdemon is bent on revenge against demon hunters, and the hunter’s family is not exempt from that vengeance. Drew has to master using the demon dagger to slay the archdemon, but Nicobar is always one step ahead, and the stakes keep getting higher. I’m very proud of this latest work and it has gotten a great review at Publisher’s Weekly.
Steve: Bonus Question! If they made a movie about your life, what actor or actress would you suggest they get to play you?
Russell: Anyone better looking, with more hair, and in better shape would be perfect. The key would be to skip the part at the end of the movie where they they usually show pictures of the actual people during the credits. Let the viewers keep the illusion that I look like Hugh Jackman or Bradley Cooper. Thanks for the opportunity!
Thank you, Russell!
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