I heard authors are supposed to write their bios in the third person, so here it goes. By the way, if it creeps you out to know I'm writing about me and calling myself C.M. Bacon, you're not alone.
C.M. Bacon (that's me) was born in Utah, but his home is wherever his feet are touching at that moment. That attitude helps when he's moving from country to country, teaching ESL, or trying to look like a local eating cow brain stew in Tbilisi or eating Fire Tteokbokki in Seoul. When he's not teaching, studying, or writing, he likes to watch old sci-fi TV shows, doodle pictures, or take long walks.
Perry & Arvin Adventures is his fantasy-adventure series following the adventures of two young friends, Perry and Arvin. Book 1, Gewgaws, was published in May 2016. It was 110% a labor of love. If you're an author/parent/cringy third-person speaker, you know what he means. Book 2, The Knick Knack Nightmare, hit shelves for paperback May 31 and for Kindle on June 7, 2017.
What inspires you to write?
It's a drive I can't explain. I've always loved writing, and I want to share my unique way of seeing the world with others.
Tell us about your writing process.
In general, I get an idea and write a brief outline telling basic opening, characters, plot, and ending. Then I begin to write and change the outline as I go. The finished product never looks much like the initial draft. It's usually far superior.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. They have a mind of their own and don't care much for my opinion. They tell me what they're doing, and I write it down.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. That's all you can do.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had been writing sample short stories at work for my ESL students to read and emulate. I got an idea from one of them, and that's where it all started.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future is bright, diverse, and about to explode with a niche market for every little idea to fit into.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, Coming of age, Adventure, Horror
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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