Man, I’m so excited for you all to meet today’s guest! HP Newquist is an award-winning author of both non-fiction and fiction. He’s the founder of the National Guitar Museum and has written some truly phenomenal books!
Please, do welcome HP!
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?
HP: I always write at night, typically after 11 PM. Almost no one else I know is awake or around at that hour, so I can dive in without distractions—other than refilling my glass of wine. I usually write until about 2:30 AM. I write fairly quickly, so I’m not concerned with word count; it’s more about completing part of the storyline or until I find a good stopping point—like the end of a chapter.
Steve: If you started a series and for some reason had to have another author finish it, who would you choose?
HP: I can’t really see myself doing a series, since I like to have end points in my stories. That said, I’ve frequently been asked to do a sequel to my novel “BEHEMOTH.” If I were to depart the planet before completing that, it would be nice to have Edgar Allan Poe work on it, although I don’t believe he’s currently available.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
HP: I’ve got one book currently being shopped, called “The School Of Infinite Pain,” which is a short story collection. My most recent release is my novella “Ten Years Gone,” published by Relayer Books. It’s a psychological thriller that has undercurrents of horror. It’s fast paced and a very fast read. To make it even more appealing, readers can get it for free at https://tinyurl.com/2p8cv8wh.
Steve: Bonus Question! If they made a movie about your life, what actor or actress would you suggest they get to play you?
HP: For some reason, 1980s-era Heather Locklear seems like a good choice, but I’d have to go with Christian Bale.
Thank you so much for doing this, HP!
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