Name Brian Bigelow

Age 48

Where are you from? Originally I’m the frozen state of Minnesota.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life ect  I live in an empty nest with my wife Brandy with our fuzzy children, Beepers and Bear. Bear is a cat that doesn’t say except when telling me when to go to bed. Beepers protects us from running leaves, fire hydrants, squirrels; they’re evil you know. My highest education would be computer repair via a home correspondence course, guess it would be equivalent of an AA degree in electronics.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

 Soon I will have short stories coming out in “Klarissa Dreams” and “Cirque D’ Obscure”. Believe tentatively the former should be released mid-November and the latter the end of next month. Both volumes will be carried in bookstores from what I understand.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

 Originally I wrote poetry only and that started in 1982. I’m not entirely sure why back then. Starting in 2011-2012 I started writing fiction. Mostly I wanted to write what I wanted most to read. Luckily, others want to read the same things.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

 When I held the first print edition in my hands is when it was.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

My first book was a job hunting manual in late 2011. Of course the economy tanked. Jobs were really hard to find and I had to hunt for a new job about every nine months. I put all of my best techniques in one book and that was mostly for my own reference, it wasn’t to sell copies. Found out I liked writing in and of itself.

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

 Yes I do but I don’t know quite how to describe it.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

The first is “Get the Job” which is pretty self-explanatory.

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

There’s not really a common message. I’ve produced 19 books though.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?

 Parts of everything I write is real.

Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

 “An Ill Wind Cometh” which is my last release is a ghost story. Our apartment downtown was haunted. We had ghosts that would walk through the place unannounced. Doors would open on their own. Six years it became the origin of a book.

Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?

That’s a difficult one to answer. There’s so many.

Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 Stephen King

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

 “Living with Your Past Selves” by Bill Hiatt.

Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

 D.L. Atha, J.K. Accini, Mike Calmbach, Stephen Drivick, and Raebeth Buda.

Fiona: What are your current projects?

“Ascendency Rising” which would fit well with, “The Omen,” “Beyond Realms” which would fit well with “Lord of the Rings.”

Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

 Tammy Clark Gibbs

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

 Yes, I do.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No, I wouldn’t.

Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

No, I don’t. 30 years has been a long time.

Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 My ‘day job’

Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Stephen King.

Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

 No, I have as of yet. That may change though since I now have publishers.

Fiona: Who designed the covers? I do/did. I have a graphic arts background though.

Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

 It used to be just getting the ideas to flow.

Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

 How to conduct a proper house exorcism.

Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep at it.

Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I hope I entertain you long into the future.

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?

Reading.

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

 I have an affinity for horror films.

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music

One of my favorite foods would be Strawberry Cheesecake, Color would be blue, On music, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Nickleback, Iron Maiden.

Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

 Circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat.

Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? if so what is it? http://brian-bigelow.blogspot.com