About G. Eric Francis:
Hello! You know, I hate talking about myself, but I do love talking about why I write.
I always have crazy ideas floating through my head, whether it be about undercover chickens, kids who discover the cure for some deadly disease, or other strange concepts that I will eventually get from head to keyboard.
I was born in NYC in the late 1960’s (so I remember when “Scooby Doo” actually was good). I graduated from Syracuse University in the 1990s, and moved out to the MidWestern US when I figured making sandwiches for a living wasn’t my intended purpose in life.
I met my wife while at a club called “Gators”, and I have two great kids, including one with special needs, which makes for special times most days.
As for what I like to read, anything that will take me on a grand adventure works for me…so “The Hunger Games” series is a big plus.
When I am not writing (or commenting on the world around me), I am a huge movie fan (summertime is my favorite time of the year), I collect music (over 19k on my iPod, with Prince being my favorite) and cheering for (and banging my head against the wall) my favorite baseball team, those 27 time World Champion Yankees (hope there aren’t any Red Sox fans reading this 🙂
Well, that’s it. Simple guy who hopes to write books that entertain you, all the while hoping to one day make a living out of it.
What inspires you to write?
Ideas. Crazy, strange ideas of odd stories and observations of life that folks are afraid to speak out loud….or write for the world to see.
Tell us about your writing process.
My latest book, I wrote down a list of the subjects I wanted to write about. Beyond that, I get an idea in my head and just start to peck away on a keyboard while biting on twizzlers.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Well since a lot of my fictional characters are parts of real people I have met in real life, I guess you can say that. It’s like chopping people up and putting back together without the criminal consequences.
What advice would you give other writers?
Like my cousin always said to me, “Write….Write, Right!”
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Well after 75 rejections, I decided to actually quit, figuring that I simply wasn’t good enough. However, once self publishing allowed folks to get their work out into the world, I dug up long buried ideas and tossed them out to see if they could stand on their own.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There are 10’s of thousands of people dreaming about writing the next Fifty Shades, Divergent Series, Twilights, etc. there is a flood, and it’s hard to be the one that stays above water. Self-publishing scares the big houses, and I think that the dream chasers will keep coming.
What genres do you write?: Children, action adventure, drama, humor
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print