Did you always want to be a writer?
Ever since I realized that books were written by people and didn’t spring, ready formed, from thin air, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I’ve had a book in my hand since before I can remember and so writing always felt natural and right.
What inspires you to write?
Reading. Every day when I read it feeds my imagination a little bit more. Stephen King and J K Rowling always seem to put me in the mood for writing. But more than that is the fact that writing simply seems natural, if I didn’t do it I think the ideas in my head might just drive me crazy.
Do you have a daily writing routine/schedule?
When I’m writing a book I write every day, it can be for five minutes before I catch my train to University or three to four hours on my days off. When I’m editing it is much more structured, I try to do 1-2 chapters a day. If I didn’t discipline myself when editing, I would never feel in the mood. I much prefer to writing something fresh than editing.
What is the current book you are promoting?
The Prophecy of Three Quartet has consumed my life for about four years now. I have finished the first book and recently self-published it. The series was born from my love of ancient myth and legend and fantasy. I’ve always immersed myself in fantasy worlds and wanted to create my own. I am now almost finished editing book 2 (The Demon’s Hunt) whilst writing book 3 and plotting out book 4. But I’m also working on a YA sci-fi trilogy and a historical fantasy about Harry Houdini and demons – which I’m really looking forward to expanding.
Can you describe your main character for us?
My main character is called Simon and when we first meet him he has just turned fourteen. He is a typical teenager, with typical problems. The only thing that might set him apart from others people his age is that he is the subject of an ancient Prophecy and has inherited the powers of Merlin. Oh, and he is being hunted by a witch and has the fate of the world on his shoulders.
And now to learn more... in the fun quick fire round.
Favorite Book? Either Deathly Hallows, Under the Dome or 11/22/63. I can never pick one out of those three. Sorry.
Favorite Author? J K Rowling. No doubt.
Favorite Food? Pasta
Favorite Sport? Cricket or golf
Favorite Quote? Books are a uniquely portable magic – Stephen King
Favorite Car/Truck? Aston Martin DB9. This car also features in the first book in The Prophecy of Three Quartet, The Keys of Time.
Card Game or Board Game? Board game. Clue.
Beach or Mountains? That depends. For writing inspiration it would have to be mountains. For holiday it would have to be beach.
Hot or Cold? Cold. I always write better when it’s cold.
Book or Kindle? Book. Without a doubt. You can’t beat the feel and smell of a book.
Shoes or Sandals? Shoes.
Walk or Ride? Walk. Keep my mind working.
Early Bird or Night Owl? Early bird. I write best in the morning.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
If you enjoy YA urban fantasy that blends myth and modern day, I hope you will check out The Prophecy of Three Quartet. It is a series I have dedicated four years and a lot of hours to. I’m the only one who has inhabited the world of the Prophecy for those years and now I think it is time other people got a chance to explore it.
Where can people find you?
Goodreads : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6953819.Sam_Whitehouse
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Theprophecyofthreequartet
Twitter : @SamProphecy
Blog : http://sam26051994.wordpress.com/
Where can people buy your books?
You can buy my book on Amazon, in all territories:
UK : http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Keys-Time-Prophecy-Three-ebook/dp/B00BINAI82
US : http://www.amazon.com/The-Keys-Time-Prophecy-Three-ebook/dp/B00BINAI82