Okay, Michael C. Dick. This is a little Q & A to get to know a little more about you and thicken up those stalker portfolios.
1 – Milk or dark chocolate?
Most definitely dark chocolate. Wait, milk...no, I got it, dark chocolate followed by a tall glass of ice cold milk
2 – What are your feelings in reference to LEGO’s?
Actually, I love the things. Silly as it may sound, I often find it easier to describe characteristics and features if I have something to look at. In many cases, it's toys, you should see my den. It’s like walking into a horror toy store.
3 – I know a lot of people as what the favorites are in regard to horror movies, but my question to
you...what is your favorite drama comedy and why?
To me, most dramas are comedy. In fact, most anything Hollywood puts out I find immensely funny. But, not to wiggle out of the question, I’d say Jaws.
4 – What is the story/novel you are most proud of?
That’s easy, When Good Holidays Go Bad: Rise of the Fiend, my newest release.
5 – What is the most interesting thing you have learned?
That when you stick a fork in an electrical socket you get a terrible shock. In fact, anything metal in an electrical socket is a very bad thing, especially when you’re standing in a puddle.
6 – Do you do a lot of research for your writing?
No...well, if I need to. What I mean is, if my story is calling for a specific location or type of prop, then yes, I will do as much research as necessary to make the situation more realistic.
7 – Tell me about the novels you have written?
Well, When Good Holidays Go Bad: Rise of the Fiend is the first, plenty of short stories, but this is the first full length one. It originally started out as a short story about Cupid and how he was disgruntled with his job, from there it just kind of got out of hand and became a full length story, which, I’m quite happy to say, I’m planning on turning it into a series. Right now, I’ve the drafts written up to book 5. Like my main character, Jack the Pumpkin Fiend, my series is becoming quite the monster.
8 –If you could not write, what would be your artistic outlet?
Funny question because before this I was a graphic designer and illustrator, and when I’m not writing, I am still drawing. I design anything from tattoos until, just recently, did some illustrations for David Moody, author of the HATER and AUTUMN series, for his website, www.lastoftheliving.net.
9 – How do you like to tell a story? Character driven, location of importance, or something else entirely?
I’m unorthodox is my writing style. Usually, I’ll just sit and start writing. Whatever happens then happens. It seems that most of my stories seem to be character driven.
10– What kind of music do you listen to when writing?
None. I like it silent, hell, I even kick the kids out of the house or do most of my writing in the wee hours of the night when everyone is asleep. I do however, draw my influences off of Rock a Billy and Horror Billy types of music.
11 – What is the most difficult thing you find about being a writer?
Self-promotion. I’m good at selling myself, what I’m bad at is finding the venues to do it in.
12 – Something about you that no one would believe.
I actually hated English classes and everything to do with books until I got out of school. I dabbled with writing for several years but never took it serious until last year.
13 – Unicorns or dragons?
Dragons, definitely dragons
13 – Okay, now promote yourself here; what else have you done that you would like people to know about?
Well, I’m in several anthologies; the first was through my current publisher Knightwatch Press. The title of that story was ‘Flashback: 1947’, it was a goofy zombie animal story centered on the Roswell crash. I’m in Headshots Only, a zombie Anthology that story is title ‘Hunt or be Hunted.’ I’m in a young Readers anthology titled ‘31 Nights of Halloween’, that story was called ‘The Initiation.’ I’m also in an anthology of Poems called ‘Putrid Poetry and Sickening Sketches’, that story is called A zombie Haiku Epic and...So long and Thanks For All The Brains’ has two stories in it, they’re titled Complete Ignorance and Blissfully Ignorant. It’s a comical story that first looks at the beginning stages of a zombie outbreak and the second part follows the main character as he tries to figure out what happened to him after he died, it’s all rather silly, but quite funny. I also have two other shorts accepted and waiting to be printed in Soul Survivors 2 – Home Town Heroes and New Tales of the Old Ones, a H.P. Lovecraft type anthology that I am also compiling and editing.