Author Gary Starta Shares His Story @scifiauthorGary
About the Author
Novelist turned science fiction writer currently working on 12th novel. Plans to continue Caitlin Diggs series – first novel Blood Web published 2007 with Demon Inhibitions published 2012.
Crime/mystery novella ebook Murder By Association published November 2007 with Eternal Press. Now released in print form by Amazon.com. Catch the full length followup Kindred Killers published 2012.
Novella Alzabreah’s Garden published March ’08 from Eternal Press. Now available in print form from Amazon.com.
Short story “Growing Pains” now published in Silverlight robot anthology THANK YOU, DEATH ROBOT
What inspires you to write romance books?
I like to write romantic fiction which is blended with other genres such as suspense, fantasy, science fiction and mystery. It can easily be brought into different worlds as love is a universal theme.
Tell us about how you write:
I write very illegible sketchy notes if we are talking outlining. I keep most ideas in my head and plan each chapter partly by preparation and research and the rest improvisation. I like to channel while I write. I believe this will result in a more exciting story for the reader and for me while writing it.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I feel a connection to my female protagonist Caitlin Diggs. She’s been with me a long time in Blood Web, Extreme Liquidation and forthcoming novels Demon Inhibitions and 9 Incarnate. She’s brazen and sassy, not one to follow protocols if she can invent a better way to solve a problem. I think her character most definitely guides me in the stories.
What advice would you give other writers?
Like anything you want to do, be persistent. Feel your characters, let them channel you especially when writing dialogue.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have published through Internet publishers mainly. I always shoot for the stars with agents but getting to the traditional publisher level isn’t always possible. Today’s publishing choices gives authors options to get published in some format.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s very topsy turvy. I think it will lean more and more to electronic books. Even the biggest publishers admittedly don’t know which direction it will go and therefore keep all formats available. I think you need to have options for your readers. Give them a choice of print or ebook. The next five years will certainly bring more changes. I am hopeful the independent or indie author will be taken as seriously as those published by traditional presses.
What genres do you write:: Sci Fi, Romance, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Crime,
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print
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