Fun one today, friends! Today’s guest is an author who has a ravenous fanbase. He is supportive, kind and always up for some crazy hijinks. Jeff Strand is an award-winning writer who always delivers in the world’s of fiction and non-fiction.
Please, do welcome Jeff!
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?
Jeff: It varies a lot. After a summer of extensive travel (most of my favorite conventions are compressed into three months) I returned home to a vicious book deadline, and I wrote WAY more in the late stages than the early stages. I don’t have a standard word count each day; it’s an ever-shifting “How many words is it going to take to finish this book on time?” process. When I’m home, I’m pretty much working all day until late in the evening.
Steve: If you started a series and for some reason had to have another author finish it, who would you choose?
Jeff: Nobody. I’d be more like Sue Grafton, who made it to Y on her alphabet series and made it clear that nobody else was to take over upon her death. (Her family took the extra step of immediately publicly announcing that she hadn’t even started Book Z.) I also don’t want anybody digging around my hard drive, because there are a lot of half-finished projects on there that shall remain half-finished.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Jeff: Freaky Briefs is a collection of 75 flash fiction stories. They’re almost all horror, but they veer far more toward the “comedy” side of the horror/comedy scale. If you read my books and think, “These would be just swell if not for all the gosh-darn humor,” this collection is not for you, but it’s my favorite of my five short story collections. Lots of laughs and insanity to be found.
Steve: Bonus Question! If they made a movie about your life, what actor or actress would you suggest they get to play you?
Jeff: Ryan Reynolds, because I’m not concerned about accuracy to the source material.
Accuracy is never key!
Thanks again for doing this Jeff!
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