10 QUESTIONS FOR…psychological thriller novelist Frank Say


Author interview with F. Say, (a.k.a. Frank Say) ninelivescoverfsay4

Currently live in Sewickley Pennsylvania with my wife & cat.  Currently writing second manuscript, a follow-up to Nine Lives.

1. Tell us about your latest book.

Nine Lives is a psychological thriller.  The main character finds out he cheated death.  This causes unease in the spirit world and they make their unhappiness known to him. He begins to search for answers which brings about a horrific turn of events.

2. How did you get started as a writer?

By accident.  I had an idea for a story but no writing experience-other than college term papers-so I looked for someone to write it for me.  When I could find no takers, my wife said I should give it a try.  Seven years later I am writing the answer to question three in this survey.

3. What does a typical day look like for you?

When I am home writing:  Wake up no later than five am.  Write for three hours.  Work on marketing(web-site, e-mail lists, press releases, )   Go for a forty minute walk regardless of weather.  Come back for more marketing.  Sneak in a nap around noon.

More marketing.

4. Describe your desk/workspace.

Typical computer desk with writing materials, books, files and bills that I enjoy looking at to squash any false sense of security I may have that day.

5. Favorite books (especially for writers)

Stephen King’s “On Writing”

6. Tell us 3 interesting/crazy things about you

1) I was a terrible student in all areas of my academic life. 2) I collect gargoyles. 3) I do a mean Joan Jett Karaoke, “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”

7. Favorite quote

Writers are too self-centered to be lonely,  Richard Condon.

8. Best and worst part of being a writer

Living inside your own head

9. Advice for other writers

Listen to the experts only 50% of the time.

10. Tell us a story about your writing experience. 

Last year at this time I almost gave up complete hope anyone would notice my writing and want to publish it.  I have begun to listen to my inner voice about 50% of the time, as well.

Where can people buy your book? 

Available at major book retailers by special order, you can also purchase Nine Lives on my Web site, www.franksay.com or direct link to:  http://www.eloquentbooks.com/NineLives.html

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