MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MURPHY WALLACE
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
Murphy Wallace, Dark Romantic Suspense
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
I had a dream a few years ago, so I just started writing.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I like steamy books full of suspense and a twist or two.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
So much research; locations, drugs, torture, weapons, airplanes
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
imagination, songs, other books
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I have a 40-hour 9-5 day job which makes it hard to find time to write. My only goal is to try to write each day, even if its just a few words.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
Yes, I am currently writing the sequel to Stolen Love. I am also working on stories for two upcoming anthologies.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
Very important; several characters in my book are named after friends and family
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
Horror, erotica, taboo
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Finding the time to write.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I love them and I hope to create some in the future.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Publishing Stolen Love
What’s the best thing about being an author?
letting my imagination run wild. Also, connecting with other authors and my amazing readers.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
writing full time with many more books under my belt.
Have you always liked to write?
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
don’t let anything get in the way of your goals. Never stop writing. Believe in yourself.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
Yes. I don’t respond to them. If they aren’t favorable, then I only pay attention to them if the feedback is constructive.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
Writing a blurb!
What are you working on now?
I am currently writing the sequel to Stolen Love. I am also working on stories for two upcoming anthologies.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
This is from Hostile Takeover, a story for the Just Breathe Anthology, releasing next month:
I’m headed out to the house on Shepherd. The guy who lives there mostly keeps to himself, but I’ve been wary of him since the first time that I saw him. He only ever comes around on Saturday mornings when he heads into town to get groceries. It’s the same four things every week; tuna, milk, bread, mayo. Some toothpaste every now and again.
Today was different though. He was walking around acting like he was agitated by something. He was talking to himself, jerking his head this way and that. I’d go so far as to say he looked possessed, if I believed in that sort of thing. He looked like he was in pain. I’ve seen that look before. When I worked in the city, there were hundreds upon thousands of people that I came across with nowhere to go and nothing to lose.
They each had the same withdrawn face, lacking emotion, as this guy did.
He’s never been in town with anyone else though. Certainly not with a woman.
Who was the person on the other end of the phone?
Is she one of us? Someone from town?
Did he bring her here with him? If so, why haven’t I seen her before?
My detective mind is racing. I retired from the city force to get away from bullshit like this. There hasn’t been this type of action since I took over as Sheriff seven years ago and that’s exactly the way I like it.
I wait until I get to the outskirts of town before turning on the lights and sirens. The last thing I want to do is alert everyone. I don’t want them thinking that our small, safe town no longer exists.
Speeding down the dirt road that the house sits on, my palms grip my steering wheel in suspense.
Am I too late?
Will there be one dead body or two?
Can I get through this without any casualties?
Just as I pull closer to the front of the house, I notice dust flying in my rearview mirror. Bobby. Thank God. I park the car and stand behind the driver’s side door while I wait for him to finish his drive up the dirt road.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I like steamy books full of suspense and a twist or two.
Where did your love of books come from?
I’ve always enjoyed reading. My mom is a big reader, so likely from her.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Way too many to list. The majority are in the indie world.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
My readers will probably beat me up for this, but I love Lochlan from Stolen Love. He is such an amazing villain and he got my mind racing. I didn’t know that I could write about someone or something so horrible, yet perfect, until I met him.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
It energizes me.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Telling myself I’m not good enough. Worrying about not being able to put a book out every few weeks or couple months.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Original, while also trying to the best of my ability to deliver my readers what they’ve asked for.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Too many to list. The first three off the top of my head are Michelle Brown, Ally Vance, and M.R. Leahy. The four of us are able to Get. Shit. Done. when we sprint together. The indie community as a whole has been so wonderful and supportive. So many amazing authors have welcomed me with open arms!
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Where can your fans find you and follow??
🖤 Profile: https://www.facebook.com/murphywallaceauthor
🖤 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/murphywallaceauthor/
🖤 Twitter: https://twitter.com/_murphywallace_
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️