John J Tuite is a delightful man to talk to about anything. Get him talking on Horror and be ready for an amazing discussion. He has a great sense of humor that I love and is very passionate about his writing. At the moment he has pulled his two books off Amazon to include them in his collection that he hopes to have out very soon. He loves heavy metal rock when he is writing horror. It seems to drive him. He has several nieces and several nephews that he loves very much. So if you have t gotten to know him I highly suggest you take a few minutes and introduce yourself……..
Please help me welcome John J Tuite to Roadie Notes……………
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
Thanks for having me! I’m excited! I enjoy all the interviews that you do and feel special to be a part of it! To answer the question, the earliest memory I have is in third grade. Third grade is where I got the desire to read just about anything I could get my hands on, and write. It’s interesting, because the teacher read The Hobbit, which gave me the love of Fantasy, but, reading Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, and growing up with horror movies gave me the love for writing my own scary stories.
2. How many books have you written?
I haven’t yet written a book. I’m very undisciplined in my writing. I tend to come up with more ideas than actual completed projects, but I’m working hard to correct that. However, I have two short stories, The Intruder and Last Call, published under the name J.J. Tuite on Amazon. I’m thinking I will be removing them, revisiting them, and eventually publishing a collection of short stories.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
Well, probably not. I think that writing outside of the comfort zone is an awesome way to write an amazing story. I found this out when I wrote a scene in, The Intruder. I know that Amazon is extremely picky on what they allow to be published and on one side of the coin, I suppose I understand, but on the other side of the coin, I think it’s total BS. I feel it’s censoring authors from creating some of their best works.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I’m 33, single, no kids, and my day job is doing small jobs at a non-profit organization that assists in helping developmentally delayed adults become more independent.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
I love all the stories I have written and hope I figure out exactly what I’m going to do with all of them, so others can hopefully enjoy them as well.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I would have to say, first and foremost, my family. My parents were always encouraging me to do what I wanted and to go after my dreams. My friends are always asking me what I’m working on and when they will be able to see the project, so it’s awesome that they support me and encourage me to do what I love. As I stated above, R.L. Stine was probably the first horror writer I read, then I progressed onto Stephen King, who my mom read a lot.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
Cliché as it is probably, I enjoy reading and writing. Hanging out with friends and having adult beverages, lol. I enjoy watching movies, horror being a favorite genre, of course. I’ve met so many wonderful folks in the independent author community and enjoy supporting them in any way I can. I hope to continue meeting more and support them however I can.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
None that are exciting, lol. After I’ve published the project, I focus on spreading the word around. Then I get right back to work on something else.
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
Anywhere I can. I use my cell phone to write at the day job, so that’s fun. My big fingers cause problems, but it’s still fun, lol. I don’t really use music, but if I’m at home, the TV is most likely to be on in the background. Too much quiet might drive me more insane than I already am, lol.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I would love to fix my discipline and complete all the projects I have.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
I would love to be well-known and travel the world promoting my works.
12. Where do you live?
Born, raised, and currently reside in Lakeland, FL. Popularly known for having scenes in Edward Scissorhands. Lakeland is also home to the Detroit Tigers during spring training. For being a lesser known place in Florida, we have a lot of interesting history.
None right now. Can barely afford myself, lol.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Being able to create something for folks to use to escape reality.
15. What is coming next for you?
I’m currently working on a project titled, Desires, that I hope will be longer than a short story. Also, I think I will be using my weekends to write short stories to either submit to anthologies, or for collections to release to my fans.
16. Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere to be honest. I watch people. I pay close attention to conversations and ask myself how I can use it with my own personal spin. Life experiences. Everywhere, lol
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