Brian Parker is a current Active Duty soldier who resides in Texas with his family. He enjoys running, Crossfit and writing. He’s an unashamed Star Wars fan, but prefers to believe the whole Episode I and II debacles were just figments of his overactive imagination.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoy putting the jumble of thoughts in my head down on paper. I originally started writing as simply an effort to collect my thoughts, but I found out that I enjoy seeing what ends up on the page.
Tell us about your writing process.
I try to have an outline, but it generally is just VERY broad concepts and I fill out the details as I go along. Also, the outlines undergo multiple, multiple revisions. An old army axiom is that No plan survives contact with the enemy…
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How did you decide how to publish your books?
I initially published on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and Lulu, but after discussing with other self-published authors, I decided to temporarily pull the book from all but Amazon.com and sign up with the Amazon Select program, which requires a 90-day (renewable) exclusive contract. Multiple people provided me their sales numbers before and after joining the program so I’m giving it a shot…
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t think that paper publishing will totally go away in my lifetime, but it will be more of a novelty, not a necessity.
What genres do you write?
Fiction, zombie, military fiction, post-apocalypse
What formats are your books in?
Link To Author Page On Amazon