Name Geoffrey C. Porter
Age 42
Where are you from
Dayton, Ohio
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I studied writing at Sinclair Community College. I don’t have a lot of family where I live, but I talk to my mom & dad almost daily on the phone. I play and build web based strategy games. I have a restricted diet due to Diabetes, and if I don’t start losing weight, I likely only have a few years left. I am a list-maker.


Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
With eight books on Amazon, the time to start marketing in full is here. Some people market when they have one book on amazon, but not me, I needed eight. I will be doing free ebooks for four weeks straight. I outlined a new novella recently, and I plan to outline a sequel to Lost&Found: the Crimson Path.


Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing when I was in a mental institution, and a doctor told me I would be in there for 6-18 months.


Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I wrote my first book in a period of one month, and when I finished that first draft, I decided I was a writer.



Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Psychotic episode? I had a mental health problem where I believed I was a vampire slayer, so I just took it from there.



Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Scenes drive my path.



Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
That depends on the specific book. With the “W” series, I have a W in the title of each book in the series. Juxta, Magi just made sense to me. Zombie Flick was originally Vampire Menace, but it was retitled.



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



Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Character’s desires and wants.



Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Not really, no.



Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
L Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth. Piers Anthony’s Bio of a Space Tyrant. Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.



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



Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Does erotica count? I am in the middle of a sci-fi cyber punk erotica. I don’t have the title handy, it’s on my nook.



Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Will Ross – He is a funny guy.



Fiona: What are your current projects?
I want to restore my multi-player online wargames. I have also outlined a new novella, and hope to start writing again after my marketing blitz.



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

Sinclair Community College
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I don’t. I see it as a hobby.



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



Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes. I was walking, and I was high as a kite off my own brain juices, and it just hit me, it would be so cool to be a retired alcoholic vampire slayer.



Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I don’t know. The books are up on Amazon, and each one has a preview. I tell everybody, read the preview, see if you like the style.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Janet Evonovich – I enjoy the pace she sets in her novels.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

Cathleen O’Brien did the cover for RAECE Genesis. Ben Rittmann did the covers for “W” series. Dark Phreak Arts did the Lost&Found: the Crimson Path. William Cook did the Zombie Flick cover.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Editing 10-15x to get them clean.



Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Hire an editor.



Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Show it to me in the form of scenes. Take writing classes in college. Keep writing.

Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Enjoy the books.



Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Only very vaguely.

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I build multi-player wargames. I eat.

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

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I have really weird tastes in Music. I need something with a beat. Favorite food is Kung Pao chicken.


Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I don’t think I would have made it this far had I not picked up writing. I think I would have turned to alcohlism.


Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?    this is where I blog sometimes, it’s also my fiction magazine where I publish other people’s work…