Interview with Joshua Graham
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been writing and enjoying it since I was in elementary school, but I only realized that I wanted to do this as a career back around 2005, after a few online friends urged me to send my stories to a Simon & Schuster anthology contest and I got them published three years in a row. It was then that the editor of that anthology invited me to his professional workshops and masterclass that I realized this was what I wanted to do as a career.
What genre do you write and why?
I write suspense/thrillers. This is the genre I most enjoy reading. However, I also write fantasy and paranormal books under my Ian Alexander pen name.
Tell us about your latest book.
My latest book is DARKROOM, a political thriller with a supernatural twist. Think of Vince Flynn, Stephen King, and Amy Tan teaming up to write a novel about a photojournalist who sees visions in her darkroom that uncover a 40 year old conspiracy for which some are still willing to kill.
What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
Word of mouth is the most powerful promotion I know, besides writing a book worthy of it. Aside from that, I’m doing blog tours, guest blogging, twitter, facebook, and writing more books to satisfy the voracious appetites of my readers.
What formats is the book available in?
Paperback and ebook (all e-readers)
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Spending time with my family and my friends. We love hanging out, barbequing, playing Texas Holdem, eating, watching movies, going to church, doing life together.
Who are your favourite authors?
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Steve Berry, Preston & Child, Ken Follet, and many more that I could spend the rest of this interview listing.
What advice do you have for other writers?
Be persistent and keep learning. But never let hesitation stop you from taking the first step in any endeavour.
What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers?
The only thing you can do to improve a blank page is to write something.
What's the best thing about being a writer?
Touching the hearts of my readers and hearing back from them about how they were moved, or how it changed their lives.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
Please visit my website at: www.joshua-graham.com, on facebook www.facebook.com/j0shuaGraham , www.twitter.com/j0shuagraham
Anything else you'd like to add?
Thanks for this interview. I hope everyone will feel free to connect with me at the links above. I love hearing from readers and writers, and to the best of my ability will try to answer any questions.