Everyone welcome author Rocky Rochford!
1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link?
The Spirit of Iris & the work can be found on either link: Amazon Link (1 link for all Amazon domains): http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00NP58LEY Solstice Publishing: http://solsticepublishing.com/the-rise-of-the-elohim/
2. Why do you like writing in this genre?
Well firstly fantasy adventures are just great fun to write. It is a world of writing where the only limits are your own creativity. A genre where you can make single locations or entire planets and occupy it with whatever you want. You want to have a vampire living in a moldy cheese castle, surrounded by a chocolate moat, you just write it, because there is literally nothing to stop you from doing just that. Plus with fantasy adventures, like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hobbit and many more of the same lines, the story can quite literally go anywhere and everywhere.
3. What do you like to read?
I do like a good supernatural based tale, such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as well as a good thriller such as the earlier Lee Child Jack Reacher novels and the Alex Cross books by James Patterson, but despite all them, fantasy and adventure are my favourite genre to read. For me Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt novels are a winner every time, I have ready every work in this series a minimum of two times.
4. Favorite movie?
I Honestly don’t really watch a lot of films and don’t actually have a single set film, so if I had to name a few, I would go with A Nightmare Before Christmas, Godzilla (the Matthew Broderick version), Fools Gold and Mission Impossible 2.
5. What are your writing habits? Music or silence? Daily regimen or spurts of creativity?
90% of the time it is always with music. Anything to occupy my conscious mind, so that the already devised story in my subconscious can just flow right on out.
6. What was the most surreal moment you’ve had as a author?
The moment I found myself signing copies of my own book which have been purchased by others. The entire process from getting a contract for my one of my works, working alongside my editor and even the actual release where surreal, but honestly even then it all just felt like a dream and I was dreading to wake up. But as I took pen to paper and etched my signature into a printed copy of my work The Spirit of Iris, it was a major wake up call that screamed, “This really isn’t a dream, this is Happening. You are achieving a lifelong dream!”
7. How can readers find you?
Readers can find me and get connected with me a couple of ways, with the following links:
My Personal Website: rockyrochford.wordpress.com
8. What do you know now about being published that you wish you’d known before submitting?
The one thing I know now that I didn’t before I got published is this; the feeling of accomplishment is far more than anything I previously imagined. I spent three years trying to get my first ever work published and it was hard, a lot of rejections but I knew that come the day I do hold my creation in my hands, every rejection, blood, sweat and tear word be worth it. But as already previously stated, that feeling of accomplishment, it is so much more than I ever did imagine it would be.
9. Favorite snack/drink while writing?
I Don’t have one, when writing, I’m writing. I am so focused on what I’m doing that my music is set to full volume to block off the outside world and I just get into my zone. Having a snack or a drink would be too much of a distraction and to indulge in such would actually slow my pace down. Only when I’m done would I go grab a cup of black sugarless coffee and maybe have something to eat if I’ve worked through a meal.
10. Look at your writing area…what’s the item you keep to inspire you (piece of artwork, figurine)?
My writing area varies, I have a writing desk, yet I never use it. For me my writing area is the dinner table, my bed late at night between the hours of 12am to 6am, when for the life of me, I just can not sleep, so as for any item kept beside my writing post, in the hope it would inspire me, there isn’t one. My inspiration comes from closing my eyes, images of worlds and creations flash before me and away I go, ready to continue.
Thanks for stopping by, Rocky!