3Q’s Special: Richard Chizmar is your Boogeyman!


One thing I’ve loved with these 3Q’s is seeing how so many people are excited to participate – no matter their level of success. Today’s guest is an example of one of the nicest guys out there, one of the most successful writers currently, and one of the most supportive and humblest of folks.

Please, do welcome Richard today!

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Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
RC: No set schedule for me unless I’m deep into a novel. Then I’m up and at it as soon as I wake up and shower. I wish I had a more disciplined daily routine, but it’s never worked that way for me. Too many things going on. Fortunately, I can write anywhere without much fear of distraction. I get a lot done in the car, sitting out back of the house with the dogs, in restaurants, wherever the opportunity arises. No word count goals for me. I just put in the time and the words seem to take care of themselves.


Steve: You decide to host a writer’s retreat. One weekend in a luxury house on an island. What three other authors do you invite to come along?
RC: Steve King, Linwood Barclay, and Bev Vincent, because they’re excellent writers and good friends, and we’d have a lot to talk about when we weren’t working. Plus I’d get a sneak peek at their works in progress.


Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
RC: I just wrapped up the sequel to my last novel, CHASING THE BOOGEYMAN. It should be out sometime in 2023. Very dark but with a lot of heart. Readers should grab it because it answers a lot of questions that went unanswered in the first book.


Steve: Bonus Question! You receive an invitation in the mail from one of these two people. The invitation invites you to have dinner and spend the night in their home. Do you accept the invitation from Victor Frankenstein or Dracula and why?
RC: Frank…because I can outrun him if it becomes necessary.


Ha! Great answer!

Thank you so much, Richard!

To find more of his work;

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Chizmar/e/B00MZFCIBC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardChizmar

Website: https://richardchizmar.com/

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