Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'm Rebecca Scarberry (Scarberryfields on Twitter). The author I have interviewed next is Christopher Wager (chriswager on Twitter). I asked Chris some questions he has never been asked in any other interview. I'm certain you will enjoy learning more about him. He is very talented and successful.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Chris: My family has roots in what used to be the Communist Chec Republic, which is in the democratic Czechoslovakia.
Scarberryfields: When you finished your debut novel, did you miss the characters?
Chris: Yes, I made mention to this in the novel preface. Five years is a long time to spend with a group of people. A second book would be like revisiting old friends, no family.
Scarberryfields: While writing, if you need help with punctuation, grammar, etc., where do you turn?
Chris: This would have to be my wife, Karen, one of the smartest people I know. Her ability to spell anything is super natural.
Scarberryfields: With the number of hours spent writing, do family members support you or complain about the time spent away from them?
Chris: Writing the novel became a real family project, I love my family for all their support and encouragement.
Scarberryfields: Does writing benefit you in any way and if so, how?
Chris: Yes, writing is a much needed creative outlet for me, and an escape into a world I have never been until I write it.
Scarberryfields: When you’re writing, do you shut-off all social networks?
Chris: Yes, I become completely emerged in my writing, then the story takes on a life of its own. I am merely the vessel to the outside world.
Scarberryfields: Did you use any family members as Beta readers for your debut novel?
Chris: Yes, my son’s favorite thing to do is to look for plot holes in my writing.
Scarberryfields: What do you do when you aren’t writing? Do you have any hobbies or a job?
Chris: I play the violin and have many interests including reading, my whole family are big readers.
Scarberryfields: What is the last book called that you completed and published?
Chris: It was a how-to entitled 101 Helpful Painting Hints
Scarberryfields: Where can readers go to find your book(s)?
Chris: My titles can be found at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and other book carrying retail sites around the net. It’s a little strange to see your title in Chinese. My most recent release is Stow Away.
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