It’s that time again! Everyone welcome Reagan Werner!
1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link?
Red Wing, my first novel, came out in March of 2014. The Kindle E-Book can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Wing-Reagan-Werner-ebook/dp/B00J4B96ZQ/ref=zg_bsnr_7006663011_14, and the paperback edition here: <https://www.createspace.com/4725982>
2. Why do you like writing in this genre?
I love writing in the science-fiction genre because it invokes both imagination and logic. While you need to keep dreaming up ideas to keep things interesting, you need to tie them into scientific logic. Every action, every effect—it all requires a reason. And I love using creativity to pull everything together! The finished product is incredibly rewarding.
3. What do you like to read?
I’ll read anything with a good plot—preferably something full of action. Occasionally, I read poetry as well. Not because the poem itself is what makes it good, but the possibilities of what it means is what makes a poem good.
4. Favorite movie?
I love movies that have characters with depth, and Mean Girls has so many characters with emotions that can be dissected…also, it’s hilarious! Also, I really, really like Napoleon Dynamite. I’m not sure why.
5. What are your writing habits? Music or silence? Daily regimen or spurts of creativity?
I have trouble focusing, unless I have a large supply of chocolate next to me and music blasting. It drives my family crazy, so I can’t do it every day. But I’m a hard worker, so I can write a chapter every time if I’m motivated enough.
6. What was the most surreal moment you’ve had as an author?
While I love writing novels, short stories are what I’m best at, and writing one was the most surreal moment I’ve had as an author. I had just read a poem about war in French Class, and was considering meanings and its depth. I used the emotions stored in the poem and my reaction to write one of the best short stories I’ve ever penned, Among the Dandelions. I’m planning to post it on my blog as a free-read short story.
7. How can readers find you?
I have a Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8077599.Reagan_Werner), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Wing/467736306661196?ref_type=bookmark), and even a Tumblr (redwingauthor), but I focus on Twitter and my blog. My blog can be found at http://redwingbooks.wordpress.com/, and my Twitter is @RedWingAuthor, under the name of Red Wing.
8. What do you know now about being published that you wish you’d known before submitting?
I wish I had talked about adding Barnes and Nobles into my contract. Several people have approached me, asking when Barnes and Nobles will purchase my books.
9. Favorite snack/drink while writing?
I love chocolate so much, it’s my favorite snack anytime. I also enjoy iced tea while working, but only in the summer.
10. Look at your writing area…what’s the item you keep to inspire you (piece of artwork, figurine)?
I don’t really have any specific items that inspire me. What keeps me interested in working and ready is music. I’ll listen to oldies, to current pop music, to musical music, and after some hard work writing, I’ll go YouTubing. I also plan to write out a playlist for Red Wing, just to see what songs fit it.
Thanks for stopping by, Reagan!