Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
My name is Chris Mason and I am 43 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I am from La Mirada California.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.)
My education I have a bachelor’s in Psychology and a master’s in Education. I currently live with my wife on a big rig that goes cross country.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Well, I just finished my latest coloring book. The book is titled The Great Works: A Coloring Book. The book features various great works of art. These include: the Mona Lisa, David, the creation of Adam, the Sistine Madonna and many more.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing in 2008. My first set of books are called the “in the Box” books. For example, Tutor in a Box is one book in the series. They are all resource guides to various types of digital media on the internet. They started as a brainchild to save money. I was a house husband homeschooling my children and I would find free resources. My kids would then ask me over and over about different resources and I would have to refer to my various lists because it was getting harder to remember all of them. These various list became the in the Box book series.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’d say around 2014 when I really started to begin to write regularly.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
The title of my books depends on how each book came to me in the process of creating and the audience of each book. For example, the great works is about coloring great works. On the other hand, P is for Phoenix is an alphabet book for children. So it all depends on many factors.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I have no particular style to my writing. The way I work as I get an idea and it rolls around in my head for awhile and some ideas get swepted away in the winds of thought and others crystallize into sharp focus and take form.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, I don’t have to travel to write. Since my wife us any over the road truck driver I guess you could say I travel as I write in a matter of speaking.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
A talented artist named Vladimir Cebu illustrates of my covers.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Yes, a fellow writer and entrepreneur named Mike Rounds has helped me a lot.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I see writing as a door to other opportunities.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Not from my latest book. However, I have learned a lot about the publishing industry in the last four years.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Yes, just keep writing. Has Ed Wood once said” if your writings bad it will get better. If your ratings good it’ll become great.”
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
You mean the three people in Singapore and Canada who bought my books? Yes, thank you.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Theft by Chocolate.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I know this will probably piss off a whole lot of your readers but to be honest the stupidity of a lot of Indie authors. I mostly cry at the lack of understanding of the big picture.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Yes Benjamin Franklin. I just find him to be interesting.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Reading and playing video games.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Cutthroat Kitchen, Forged in Fire and Kim Possible.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Chicken parmesan, teal yellow and orange, smooth jazz.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Running online radio station or be a game player on YouTube or teach classes.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Here lies a good man who made a difference in the world .
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Link to my books in e-format: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/digitalattic
Link to my books in print: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ChrisMason
Link to my books in audio:https://www.audiobooks.com/browse/author/171672/chris-mason