About M.M. Stauffer:
Depending on who you ask, M.M. Stauffer was born 1931, 1987 or 1990. The confusion here is due to the number of individuals who could be identified by that name. One, a rather reclusive Mortimer Montgomery Stauffer, died a few years ago in the comfortable home where he spent most of his strange life. It was from his scattered notes and scribbles that the Tatterwing Chronicles emerged. After Mortimer passed away, it was time for his nephews to take over.
The M.M. Brothers, Matthew and Michael Stauffer, coming from a modest background of achievements, including degrees neither were thrilled with and social lives lacking sufficient stimulation, took it upon themselves to sort out and catalog said notes. It is they who carry on their mad uncle’s mantle, starting with the five-part Tatterwing Chronicles, and continuing into the bright future.
What inspires you to write?
I don’t know if inspire is the right word. It’s more of a compulsion. I’ve tried not writing. It doesn’t go well. Idle hands, you know.
Generally though, a well made film or book will do it.
Tell us about your writing process.
We outline. My brother and I do a lot of back and forth to work these things out and to solve problems. Once we’ve adapted our ideas down into something that resembles a good story, writing comes. It’s work. I should be writing right now.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When it comes to ebooks, there is nothing stopping a person. What made me decide to wait to publish the book was that I wanted to make sure it was in good shape before I did so. Lots of people are publishing rough drafts and such. I wanted to be sure I wasn’t jumping the gun.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’ll be interesting. I’m not going to judge it just yet.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook