Alright guys I had to steal David away from a party for this!!
T: Good Evening David thanks for joining me this evening. I hope your drink is strong enough?
D: Glad to be here. As for my drink, time will tell when I see the questions.
T: I promise for this set of questions I’m going to keep things fun and light (well light for me) so let’s get started.
D: Bring it.
T: You’ve been married for a while now, what do you think makes for a happy marriage?
D: You know how when you get engaged, everyone practically stands around to offer well-intentioned but useless advice? Well, someone (ONE person) actually said something that resonated with us. They said, “Never go to bed angry.”
Well, we took it to heart. The first year, especially, was rough … but we never went to bed angry. Some nights we didn’t sleep, just sat in the dark and glared at each other, but eventually we would work it out. Then … make up sex! Anyway, the long and short of this is we don’t keep things bottled up. No resentment.
T: What would you tell new authors who are nervous about publishing their work for fear of rejection?
D: Do it yourself. You can’t reject yourself. Well … I guess you COULD, but why would you. Seriously, I’m not a fan of small press, never have been. Big Six or Indie for me. Go big or go home. As far the Big Six rejection, just remember that JK Rowling was rejected many many times.
And if by rejection you meant reviewers, then if they are all “rejecting” you, then listen and learn. Get beta readers, proofreaders, editors. Listen and learn. Writing is a process.
T: Do you have a favorite spot you go when you need inspiration? What about it helps?
D: Hmm. I write in bed. It’s peaceful here (well … sometimes). Comfortable. I make my own inspiration, and my wife is always happy to help in that regard. 😉
T: What other genres are you interested in writing? Why? What’s the draw?
D: I will be co-authoring a fantasy novel with a friend soon, because she asked me to spice up her fantasy work and help her. I have always been a fan of fantasy, but then, I like most genres.
Random stuff will set off character or story ideas. There is no specific draw, I just feel that whichever characters are talking in my head the loudest will get written. I have plans for an erotic PNR, and for a story about second chances, as well as lots of others. I have started writing poetry. Despite my PA’s insistence, I don’t really consider myself a poet. I just decided I would and put my mind to it. I think anyone can accomplish anything they put their mind to.
T: How did you meet your PA?
D: She was drawn to my wit and charm on Facebook. 😉 Actually, I was sick (turned out to be bronchitis) and posted this thread asking for applications for a personal nurse (amazingly, I had several send me real nursing licenses. Who knew?). She posted a comment rolling her eyes at me, and I responded, “Oh if I only had a dollar for every time a woman rolled her eyes at me.” Then she and I started talking and she became addicted to talking to me and volunteered (begged) to be my PA. Um … is she reading this? I mean, I eventually talked her into being my PA. And I am incredibly fortunate to have her. Yup. That’s wat I meant.
T: When you go/drive to book signing what do you listen do? Who goes with you? What do you typically talk about? Do you sing in the car?
D: In the past, my wife has attended signings with me when we would go as readers. Or rather, I attended them with her. She occasionally subjects me to her music, but usually we spend the time talking or just enjoying the silence. Do you realize how much noise fills the average person’s day? That’s why almost everyone has tinnitus. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit quietly with the person you love.
T: When and where is your next signing?
D: I am confirmed as a signing author for Indie Book Fest in Orlando, FL, beginning of October 2016.
T: I hear you’re a collector what do you collect? Why? What/who got you interested?
D: I am? I suppose I am. My wife would call it being a packrat, though. I have my “dangerous weapons” collection, as she calls it, which consists of antique display, as well as working, firearms and swords from many different eras. I used to collect Magic cards, and other gaming stuff. I’m sure there’s other stuff that I’m blanking on at the moment.
T: What about Sylvain Reynard’s work draws you to it? When did you get hooked?
D: Reynard is the master of written seduction. I know of no other romance writer that can spend 100,000ish words just on romantic lead up and still keep their readers enthralled the entire time. Also, his books are unique. You can tell he did extensive research on subject matter, and his main characters are exceptional and INTRICATE. I came out of those books not only having been entertained for a couple of days, but also feeling like I learned quite a bit. My wife had asked me to read Gabriel’s Inferno a few years ago. She had already read and enjoyed it, and spoke highly of it. We often read (and later discuss) the same books.
T: You read everything but what is your favorite genre?
D: Why must everything be arranged by favorites? Favorite song, favorite movie, favorite book, favorite genre … I don’t look at life that way. I enjoy things, but enjoy them for the unique qualities each of them has. What I happen to read that day has everything to do with the mood I’m in. Do I prefer apples or Jameson? Well … I do love my whiskey, but sometimes I’m in the mood for an apple. When I want said apple, Jameson won’t cut it. Nor will apple flavored Crown Royal. I want the damned apple. It’s the same with genres. I like different things about them and it is impossible to choose one over the other. I read a lot more romance and fantasy than anything else, mostly because it’s at my wife’s request, but sometimes I’m just in the mood for some sci-fi or horror.
T: If you could ask Crichton one question what would it be?
D: Is there a story you always wanted to tell, but never got around to before your death?
T: Favorite animal?
D: Once more with the favorites. I like animals. I’ve owned cats, dogs, ferrets, snakes, iguanas, and monitors. All unique. My wife won’t let me adopt a tiger. I think it would be fun to have a pet tiger. Let’s go with that one. 😉
T: Since you collect guns what do you think about all the issues going on related to them in the news?
D: “Issues.” This is simple. Guns are a tool. Guns in the wrong hands are dangerous. So is a pencil. Gun in the right hands save lives. Do you know, I could name AT LEAST three instances off the top of my head where an armed lunatic went onto a school yard intent to murder people, but were stopped by one responsible citizen who also had a gun.
Chicago’s strict gun regulation (and subsequent high gun crime rates) proves that keep firearms away from law-abiding citizens ENSURES that the only people to have them are the ones that don’t follow laws.
Craziest thing … none of my firearms have EVER killed anyone. I leave them alone to their own devices all the time. My conclusion? Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Whether it’s with a firearm or a switchblade or an explosive device or, yes, even a fucking pencil to the eye. Doesn’t matter how many shots they can fire before reload, doesn’t matter if they are automatic or not. People do it to each other. And people that are fucked up enough to do it will always find a way.
T: What author (in all history) would you want to help you plan a crime?
D: Crime? If I WERE to plan such a thing, that would again be Michael Crichton. The man was a genius. But … why would we be planning a crime?
T: What comes next?
D: Next? Dunno … time will tell. I finish writing and editing Deep in You and Deeper in You, publish them, and move on to the next project. I hope to one day be able to do this full time so that I can write faster, but we’ll see.
T: Well David that’s I have for you today. Until next time thanks again for joining me, now get back to work and write your next book.
D: Thank you for having me; it was fun.
David S. Scott is a new author of erotica and erotic romance novels. He is currently working on his upcoming release Deep in You and its sequel Deeper in You. He is in his mid-thirties and happily married, and has a bit of a wicked sense of humor. When not writing, David can be found reading a variety of genres or playing “nerd games” like Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. He loves surfing and shark-tooth hunting on the local beaches, and hopes to one day fulfill his dream of writing full-time. David loves interacting with people and meeting new friends, so please be sure to follow him his author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDavidScott