The Author Interview of PW Stephens. Author of The Rise & Fall of Jacob Brooking and The Psychosis of Alice Petalow.
I met PW Stephens, as I meet most of my author friends, through Instagram. I’ve met so many incredible and talented creators. And like most authors do, we connected through the struggles of being a writer, and we talked about our stories. And he was so kind as to allow me to read his first and second book. 🙂
Then, with some collaberation with my dear Writing Coach, I decided it was time to reopen my Author Interviews.
So, I asked Mr. Stephens Ten Questions about his Life As An Author and his books.
Questions & Answers:
1 . What advice would you give to your younger self?
To not believe people when they say “you are not qualified to write” creativity can not be trained and your editor will do all the bits that an English degree would demand of a writer. Believe in your own self.
2. Do you feel sad or excited about tormenting your characters?
Excited. The higher the torment the greater the reward and a happier ending.
3. What’s your favourite thing to do besides writing?
Photography. It inspires my writing in that it gives me a better idea of environment.
4. What is your favourite writing soundtrack/song?
I listen to both The Oblong Box and The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe every day. It inspires me. The versions I have are read by the great Christopher Lee.
5. Tell your readers an interesting fact about yourself.
I’m into Victorian fashion and Steam Punk.
6. What would the main character in your book have to say about you or to you?
Why did you hurt me so much? When you knew how much these things had hurt you before.
7. How did you choose your name for your book/books?
I wanted to tie in the main event of the book with the title of the protagonist. Each book is named after the Central character.
8. What do you do in case of Writer’s Block?
I watch a film called Ruby Sparks. It usually brings me around.
9. Give your readers some of your most exciting lines from your book.
Jacob couldn’t take his eyes off her. But he couldn’t breathe. Her face had never looked more radiant. Her eyes shone with supernatural power. The blue almost seducing him to drop to his knees. Still he couldn’t breathe. Her hair seemed longer and fuller than ever before. Like November fire it lit up the darkness that surrounded them. Yet he couldn’t breathe. Her voice was gentle and kind with her words unhindered and soft, yet she was crying from her eyes and his voice seemed muted to response. And as he stood opposite her on that dark plateau outside of Medway hospital. He couldn’t draw a breath. As she repeated over and over, “this is what you wanted right baby.” As she held a stillborn child in her arms Infront of her blood soaked white gown.
10. If you had to compare your book/books to a movie or a series, which would it be?
I think they are a cross between Stephen Kings the shining and Nicholas sparks the notebook.
I don’t know about you guys, but I loved his answers. He’s a hard-working great father, a believer of anything good in people, as well as bad. He has a different sight on the world, then most people do and I think it’s amazing the way he uses his Victorian style in our modern day and doesn’t care about what anybody thinks.
He’s an incredible writer/author and his voice of writing has captured me, time and time again. I can’t wait to read the rest of his books.
Check Out; The Rise & Fall of Jacon Brooking
And his second book in the Broken Pebbles Series will be out in the beginning of next year.
So, if you like Steven King’s The Shining and a good twist with Nicolas Sparks, The Notebook. These will be an amazing read for you. I certainly think so. 🙂
I would like to thank Stephens for joining me on WritersLifesWork today.
Happy writing & Lots of love to all of you!