3Q’s – Eric J. Guignard is a potential time-traveler!

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Really awesome one today with amazing editor and writer Eric J. Guignard! Eric has always been super supportive and kind and continues to put out new and exciting stories and books!

Please welcome Eric!

Author Pic - Eric J. Guignard by Jeannette Guignar1

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?
Eric: I try to write every day, even if it’s only a dozen words. My personal goal is 1,000 words a day (though most writers I know strive for more, between 1,500 – 2,000). Sometimes I just can’t get to it. I don’t beat myself up about it, as such is life. I try to write in the morning after I wake up, the earlier the better. I also, oddly, have a time of greatest focus/ productivity in late afternoon. Our bodies cycle to rhythmic clocks and mine is set to pound out work at about 4:00 p.m. Of course, all that also depends on other life obligations; I have to balance family and young children, and day jobs, volunteer work, and I coach and referee AYSO Soccer, and I’m Assistant Scoutmaster of my son’s Boy Scouts troop. It’s a lot. I’m tired all the time!

Steve: You end up at an estate sale and discover an unpublished manuscript from an author you love. Do you keep it just for yourself or do you share it with the world?
Eric: I’d read it first, and then absolutely share it with the world!

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Eric: Through my press, Dark Moon Books, I’m publishing the a series of author primers created to champion modern masters of the dark and macabre, titled: Exploring Dark Short Fiction (Vol. 1: Steve Rasnic Tem; Vol. II: Kaaron Warren; Vol. III: Nisi Shawl; Vol. IV: Jeffrey Ford; Vol. V: Han Song; Vol. VI: Ramsey Campbell, etc.).
Ramsey Campbell is my latest volume, and people should read any of the titles as an opportunity to learn more about the dark fiction genre, and those authors who successfully push its boundaries.

And I’m continuing editing and publishing the afore-mentioned series, +HORROR LIBRARY+, which promotes un-themed horror short stories. Readers should dive into those volumes to explore some of the sharpest and progressive new horror fiction short stories.

For my own writing, I’m hoping to have my second collection in publication next year. I’m in process of writing three novels, of which I’m jumping back and forth between! One is a paranormal detective series, one a literary historical horror, and one a cosmic slipstream time-travel. Of course those can’t be read yet, since they’re not yet in publication, but be on the lookout! My latest published stories this year that can be read are in Not One of Us magazine, 34 Orchard, and anthologies, Voices in the Dark; Negative Space 2; and What Remains. Read any of them to support indie venues!

Steve: Bonus Question! You wake up in a comic book. What is your comic book character and what is your super power?
Eric: My kids love super hero cartoons and movies, and we fantasize about super powers together all the time. The funny thing is that we never have consistent answers. One day I might want to have the power of the universe, and another day it’s just that I could summon coffee at any time. My daughter wants the power to turn into other people, and my son wants to be able to speak with animals. Me, I’d want either illimitable wisdom or else the power to go back in time (while still knowing what I know now)… or else I’d settle for that coffee-summoning ability. That’d be cool, too.

That is awesome! It’s so funny how many people have these convos with their kids!

Thank you again, Eric!

To find more of his work, check the links!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eric-J-Guignard/e/B004QJ1YTC

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericjguignard

Website: http://www.ericjguignard.com/

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