Today we are chatting with Gabriel S.A. Clason the author of After The Last Breath: A Hector Hargrove Novel
Tell us something unexpected about yourself!
I grew up deep in the wilderness of Oregon (near Crater Lake) with no running water or electricity for the first half of my life.
What novels affected you the most growing up?
Probably the Dragonlance novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, as well as multiple Stephen King novels.
Where did the idea for your current book come from?
A “you know what would be cool” brainstorming session between my wife and I where we were discussing what would be a fun book to read.
Do you think you could ever run out of ideas for books?
Never. I just wish I could write them as fast as I have ideas.
What is your routine for writing and has this method changed over the span of your career?
I write when I have free time. I work full time and attend school full time, so when I do get a few hours to rub together I jam out a couple chapters. Writing is the only thing I’ve ever done that I can blink and five hours will pass.
How important is marketing and social media for you?
It’s important to reach my customers, and to receive feedback, but personally I’m terrible at marketing. I do very much love hearing from my fans though.
What advice would you have for other writers?
Read often. Write as much as you can. Put your relationships with friends into the book. Love your protagonists. Hate your villains. Sometimes, it’s more interesting to be mean to your protagonists and nice to your villains. Put your characters through things and see how they react.
What are you reading now?
Roger Zelazny’s Amber series.
What’s your next step?
I want to publish three books this year.
After The Last Breath is available on Amazon here
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