About Sean Michael Paquet:
I am an author, investigative journalist, graphic artist and freelance writer, and I live and work as an American Expatriate in the Philippines. I retired from active duty military service in 2013 after 24 years. I then was a private defense contractor in the Middle East until 2018. I am from a small town called Carp Lake in the Northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. I grew up loving to read, write poetry, and had enough promise as an artist to consider it full-time until I decided to join the military. I have always had an interest in the weird, unusual, and strange things that exist on the fringes of our reality. My interest in heathenism, metaphysics, meditation and out of body experiences led me to publish his first novel titled A Game of Gods in June, 2020. My second novel, titled The Jarl's Shadow is a Work in Progress, and explores metaphysical concepts along with personality disorders while maintaining a science fiction/fantasy related backstory of unimaginable alien forces, lost civilizations, and conspiracy theories.
What inspires you to write?
I would say that my interest in Spirituality is the primary reason for anything i do creatively. I feel that writing and art, are expressions of my Spiritual Awakening. I also have a great deal of life experience that makes for a great story.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
R.A. Salvatore and Luis L'amour. I am also a long time Stephen King fan.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a very go with the flow type of writer. Some days i will write 3000 words. Some days only 300. It depends on my mood that day. If I do not feel the energy to write then I do not write. I have read books by authors who push their stories too quickly or force themselves to write. Those are stories that do not have any magic in their words.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do both. For it works like this. I create the world space. Then I flesh out deep compelling characters. The characters then do as they please in that world. i am merely chronicling the events as they unfold.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write. Sit in front of your computer, or your notepad and let the idea flow. If they are not flowing, leave it and do something else. Do not force it or push it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I found my publisher Booklocker actually through my mother. We had been discussing where best to get my manuscript published, and they offered a really great deal.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the future is going to be independent. There are already several platforms for doing indie publishing, and there are some really great writers who very DIY when it comes to their publishing approach.
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction and Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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