Today I have the pleasure of interviewing a writer with three published works under his belt, Justin Osborne. His first book, Epic:Legacy, reached #5 in its genre. As usual, My comments are in Green, and Mr. Osborne will be Blue.
I want to start by thanking you for agreeing to do this interview Justin. I have become a fan of your exploits on Facebook in both groups I am in with you.
Let’s start with some background. How long have you been writing?
I started writing seriously in 2010, I was at a boring job with a LOT of down time, so I said
‘Screw it, I going to write a book.’
I know you have a new Anthology out and we will talk about it in a minute. First though, how many works have you published?
I have 2 Fantasy novels, EPIC: Legacy and EPIC: Exodus, with Book 3, EPIC: Reunification in the works.
Do you stick to one genre typically? How would you classify yourself?
I like to mix it up. While the EPIC books are primarily ‘Fantasy’, I put elements of other genres in there as well, there’s drama, laugh out loud comedy, sci-fi, etc. The same holds true for my Horror works, a little something for everybody.
Let’s talk about your new Anthology. What would you like to share with readers about it?
It’s a mixed bag of older, previously released stories, as well as some new ones. I even have a piece written by my daughter when she was 16. I included it because of positive reader
response. No Nepotism! Haha
I want to get a little personal with you now. I have noticed that you are married. What does your wife think of your work? How does she handle the hours you spend in the seclusion of your mind while you work?
I usually write when she’s doing something else or if I’m alone, so there’s no struggle for my attention.
How has the rest of your family reacted to your chosen profession?
My kids are amazingly unimpressed, especially the older ones. My youngest seems to be the most supportive and proud, even though he refuses to read EPIC. Haha
I want to thank you Justin for taking some time out of your busy writing and promotion weekend to grant me this interview.
Here I have some links where you can pick up Justin’s work gentle readers. I also have included a link to his Facebook Fanpage where you can keep informed about his upcoming projects. I hope you will give a look and snatch up anything that tickles your fancy.