Getting personal with Jeff Strand

Jeff Strand is an extremely talented and amazing author. He has a wicked sense of humor and is guaranteed to make you laugh. He has a way of writing that I love and was recommended to me by a good friend. My friend knows his books and good writing! I highly encourage you to read his books. You will not regret it for a second. He has a passion for writing that burns brightly and is evident in his books. He is a great author and one I’m super proud to know. Please welcome Jeff Strand to Roadie Notes…….

 

1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?

Wow, I don’t even remember! Really young. My first published story was when I was about 12 or so, since our local newspaper (The Daily News Miner) had an occasional section where they’d publish stories by kids.

2. How many books have you written?

Twenty-three novels, two collaborative novels, seven novellas, and two short story collections.

3. Anything you won’t write about?

Nope! That doesn’t mean I’d write a wacky comedy about concentration camps, but there are no subjects that I automatically reject.

4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…

I’m 45. Married for 19 years. No kids. No other job except for doing dishes and scooping kitty litter and taking out the trash and stuff.

5. What’s your favorite book you have written?

My latest: Blister.

6. Who or what inspired you to write?

Reading a lot as a kid. There was no one book that changed my life; I was just a voracious reader and wanted to do it myself. Daily newspaper comic strips were also a huge inspiration, though I eventually realized that I can’t draw.

7. What do you like to do for fun?

Read, watch movies, go out to dinner with friends, and go to writers’ conferences.

8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?

By the time I finish a book, I’m usually so far behind on everything else that there’s no time for a tradition. I just sigh with relief and get back to work.

9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?

I usually write on my back porch, though right now it’s summer in Florida so I have to do it with two fans blasting right on me. I almost never write with music; it’s gotta be quiet!

10. Anything you would change about your writing?

Nah. I’m always trying to get better, and I’ll read books by really great authors and think, “Oh, yeah, I forgot that I suck!” but there’s nothing I’d change about my style.

11. What is your dream? Famous writer?

Rich AND famous writer!

12. Where do you live?

Tampa, Florida.

13. Pets?

An extremely large cat named Chaos.

14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Doing blog interviews, of course.

You can connect with Jeff here:

http://www.jeffstrand.com/

 

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As always, thank you Jeff for letting us get to know you better! It has been a pleasure and honor to do an interview with you! I wish you continued success and much happiness.

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