About Tony Reeve:
Tony Reeve grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tony Reeve attended the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell. He says that the experience at military school was the most trying and difficult time of his life but it helped him to develop into the person he is today. It was also a time filled with incredible stories and everlasting friendships. After Tony graduated from NMMI, he attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, majoring in accounting and minoring in finance. Yes, that’s correct, an accountant who writes fictional stories. He received his BA in 2013, and is currently pursing an MBA in Southern California. When he is not studying for the CPA or his MBA, Tony enjoys participating in adult flag football, ice hockey, and Crossfit. One day he would like to own a multitude of businesses while continuing a career as an author
What inspires you to write?
It’s almost a way of therapy for me. I just come up with these stories in my mind and if I go too long without writing them down I start to become anxious. As the story becomes tangible it takes on a mind of its own as I become obsessed with getting my ideas onto paper. The hardest part is starting, once that is over with its so easy.
Tell us about your writing process.
I simply write down a list of my characters and do a bio on them so I can become more familiar with them. After that I figure out the main points in my story. After that it is a matter of filling in the details. Again, the hardest part is starting your story. You have to have faith in yourself that you are a good writer and that your ideas will produce an excellent story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What I do is I take different parts of people I have met in my life and I embed their characteristics into a character. For example, my main character’s personality, Rocky, in my book “Hagerman,” is made up of three different people I once knew.
What advice would you give other writers?
Have faith in yourself. People will always tell you, “you should add this to your story” or “you should remove that.” Block them out. If they want you to “do this” or “do that” tell them to write their own book. I was 22 when I started writing and now I am 24, with my book recently being made available for sale on Amazon. People thought the idea of a 22 year old writing a book entertaining, but now they don’t think its so funny. Having faith in yourself and your skills is so important and I cannot stress this enough.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I just had confidence in myself to publish with Enchanted Indi Press. I would recommend publishing because there is no point to write down a story and have no one read it. That was always mindset.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it will only get easier for people who already don’t have an “in” or who aren’t famous to get their work published.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Sports, Coming of Age, Military, Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print