About Nathan Gottlieb:
I’m a former newspaper reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger. Currently I write boxing articles for HBO’s boxing website. I have written and published seven novels, five of which are part of my Frank Boff Mystery Series. I live in upstate New York, nine miles from the famed town of Woodstock. After 20 years of living in New York City with its hectic lifestyle, the town I live in here has only 5,000 residents, a combo of working class people and artists. The town has some wonderful restaurants on a par with the city eateries. Nobody beeps their horn here! People are very friendly, offer help when you need it, and greet you with a Hi and a smile in stores and restaurants, and always thank you for your purchase. I live in in a house high up in the hills, surrounded by forest and animals like squirrels, deer, chipmunks, birds of all varieties, the occasional bear and possum. I jog, shadowbox, and lift weights for exercise. I love watching movies from my vast collection. I’m a terrific cook, make the most elaborate salads you’ve ever eaten, and BAKE the best homemade steak fries in the world! I also love Chinese takeout, especially Asian Fusion dishes. I am currently working on the sixth book in my mystery series, as yet untitled. I hope you enjoy my mysteries.
What inspires you to write?
My desire to create new worlds from nothing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I always start with character. All my story telling flows from the characters. I do a loose outline on a Word document, then let my characters tell me what happens next from scene to scene. The outline is very short, basically beginning, middle, and end. It’s a very organic writing process.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I inhabit them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writers write. Period. Try to write every day, not just on days you feel like it. On days I didn’t feel like it, I’ve produced some of my best work. Daily discipline routine is essential.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My friend self-published his novel and convinced me to do so, too. I’m happy I went that route. This way I have complete creative control over my books. The self-publishing process is so much quicker than the traditional route, where you first have to wait many months to get an agent, then more months before a publisher shows interest. It is a long, frustrating process. I’ve published both ways and much prefer self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think eBooks will dominate sales.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Mystery. Thriller.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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