Thomas A Watson and his wife Tina are some super special people to me. So that being said we are going to do this interview just a touch different from normal. Thomas had something that was on his heart he wanted to include so we agreed that instead of an introduction we would make it a dedication……
‘My first book will always remain dear to my heart. I mean it was the first after all. The one thing about this one, not so much the book but one person that reached out to me, I’ll never forget. A young lady from British Columbia, Canada, super sweet lady. She had been in a horrible motorcycle crash, and suffered a severe brain injury plus many broken bones. She was a reader since a very young age, and wasn’t able to read for years after this accident. The first full length novel she read once she was finally able to read was Blue Plague: The Fall. Yes this was the first book that I ever shipped out of country once it was in print. To know that my book helped her to read again and enjoy it will always be special to me.
Please welcome Thomas A. Watson to Roadie Notes…….
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
41, I’ve been writing poems since I was about 18 though.
2. How many books have you written?
I have 20 published books and 1 novella out now.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
Erotica, now don’t get me wrong there is some in my books, but it’s part of the story. It’s very toned down and leaves a lot to the imagination.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I am 46, I’ve been married to Tina since 1990, we have three kids and two granddaughters. My only job now is writing books, and I don’t consider that a job, because I do it for fun. I was an emergency room nurse before that. I’m also a veteran of the United States Army.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
Thanos is my dream series, because fantasy was my first love reading. Then my Blue Plague series, because that was my first. And Vengeance in Blood series, because I love the character Besseta in that one. So I can’t say just one book is my favorite, because I’ve really enjoyed writing all of them but those would be my top three.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I’ve always loved reading since I was a young child and always wanted to write but never thought I could. When we moved to Montana, I told Tina this and her response ‘well knock yourself out.’ Now at this time she wasn’t a reader, well she read no more than she had to. When I told her she would have to read anything I wrote I thought she was going to have a stroke. So to answer this question I’d have to say my parents and then my wife as she pushed me after she read my first draft of Blue Plague: The Fall.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
Read and I love playing on my X-box. And anytime I spend with my kids, grandkids and wife I love. Why didn’t grandkids come before kids? They are so much more fun.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
No, I normally have two or three books going at once, so I’m never finished.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
Right now, I have taken over one of the rooms in what Tina calls her ‘townhouse’. My favorite place to write where the only sounds I hear is the ones coming from my speakers is our place on the mountain. I’ll be back there in the spring.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
No, I have made changes and I must say my spelling has improved tremendously since starting this adventure.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
To continue writing and being able to take care of my family. It does help that everything we own is paid for.
12. Where do you live?
Northwestern Montana, near the Idaho border. But hoping to move to Southern Missouri this summer. Many of my books are in the apocalyptic/dystopian genre and Montana almost fits this category in the winter. Nothing grows here!
We have two spoiled Chihuahuas right now and a cat. Will be adding a Rottweiler to the pack soon.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
It’s limited only by my imagination. And I have a very vivid imagination.
15. What is coming next for you?
Thanos: Forging of Man on January 30 2017. Then the third book in my Forgotten Forbidden America series, Storm Front. I’ll be co-authoring with some other great authors this year. William Allen and M.C Allen and one with TJ Weeks. Blue Plague: The Fall and The Bonner Incident and the third book in the Dark Titan series will be going to audio this year and maybe some others.
You can connect with Thomas A. Watson here:
Apoc page—May be accepting submissions later this year. 😀
Some of Thomas A. Watson’s books: