Adam Light is a new friend for me so I am getting to know him as well as you. I can tell you he has a good sense of humor and loves his family with all his heart. He is an accomplished writer and has stories in many anthologies as well as stand alone books. I highly recommend you checking him out and reading his stories. You won’t regret it at all. So please make welcome Adam Light to Roadie Notes……
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I’ve been scratching out stories since elementary school. I have a few of those early (and no doubt embarrassing) attempts stowed away in a box in the attic now. Mom saved them for decades. It’s funny to look back now and realize I’ve always been fascinated with the macabre.
2. How many books have you written?
My collection of short fiction, TOES UP, is a good sample of my work and includes my novella SERVING SPIRITS, as well as some stories that have been quite popular as Kindle Shorts, such as Taken, Gone and The Continuance Agency. My story Trick ‘Em All is also available on Amazon now in this format.
My work has been featured in DEAD ROSES: FIVE DARK TALES OF TWISTED LOVE, and I’ve contributed to every edition of the BAD APPLES Halloween anthology series as well. I’m currently finishing up one novel and have a couple more in progress.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
I don’t know that there are any subjects I would consciously avoid when writing; I only do what the muse tells me. When an idea hits, I explore it until it comes gushing out onto the paper or it dries up and I realize it was not worth the effort.
4. Tell me about yourself. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
Some days I feel like I must date back at least several centuries, but I am actually only forty-two years old. I am married with two kids, both daughters, one of which is an adult, and the other a teenager. Both of them have always made me so proud of them. I have a full-time day job. I have to pay the bills somehow.
5. What’s the favorite book you have written?
My novella PANACEA (from DEAD ROSES: FIVE DARK TALES OF TWISTED LOVE) is probably my favorite so far.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I have read so many wonderful authors throughout my life so far, but of all of them Stephen King inspired me more than any other. His books gave me the courage to write about the things that scare the shit out of me.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I don’t get out much, but we have a pool table in the garage, so my wife and I like to kick on some tunes and hit some balls around. We are both pretty good. I like hiking, swimming, cooking, eating, relaxing with my family. Stuff like that.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
I will typically celebrate with a few beers and then a few more.
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
I write wherever I can. I do have a desk designated for creative output, but it isn’t necessarily always where the writing takes place. I usually put on some tunes to drown out the background chaos in my house. A good horror movie soundtrack or anything instrumental does the trick.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I would write more if I had more time for it.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
My dream is to become a well-known writer. I am not foolish enough to aim for “famous”. Although that would be nice. I am satisfied that anyone outside my immediate family and circle of friends has read and even liked my stories. That is amazing.
12. Where do you live?
Two dogs. Walker hound named Walker. Schnauzer/Pit bull mix named Aspen. My wife and I consider them to be the sons we never had.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love to create. My dream has always been to tell stories that amuse, entice, and/or scare the hell out of people. I crave attention, I guess. When the words flow and the story takes shape, there’s a certain kind of magic that happens that is simply indescribable. It is the most beautiful feeling when everything falls into place and the world you are writing becomes your world, and you simply get lost in it. I feel the same way when reading a good book. Time ceases to matter, everything else has to disappear for a while.
5. What’s next for you?
I currently have two books in the making right now, both of which are co-written with my esteemed brother, Evans Light. We work extremely well together, and I look forward to unleashing our combined efforts of insane horror on our eager fans. I have plenty of ideas and notes for other stories which will eventually (hopefully sooner than later) provide material for a second short story collection as well.
You can find more about Adam Light and his horror fiction at the following links:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Light/e/B0075WNUK8
Author Website: http://www.corpuspress.com
Some of Adam Light’s books: