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Today we have with us
Today we have with us
W.C. Hewitt who is the author of
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Do you work another job when you are not writing?
No. I am happily retired and content in creating and writing fiction.
What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing?
I like to read, watch movies and spend quality time with my family.
What is your favorite color? Why?
Hunter green. I find the colour very satisfying and strangely calming.
What is your favorite season? Why?
Winter. The season slows everything down to an enjoyable, easy going pace.
If you could live anyplace on earth, where would it be? Why?
Blackheath Ontario, Canada. The land is vast, green, beautiful and free of urban encroachment.
If you could have any car, what would it be?
A vintage Aston Martin DB5 of course. Everyman’s dream.
Tell us about your writing:
How long have your been writing? Was it a dream, a goal or is it just a hobby?
I’ve found pleasure in writing since I was a teenager, almost two lifetimes ago. Writing for me is something that I’ve always done and in many ways I find very theraputic. To focus on a story and incorporate individuals and instances from your past provides an excellent challenge to my creativity. History has always intrigued me and the opportunity to utilize history with a fictious charcter I can control can act as a reminder to each passing generation.
How many hours a day do you devote to writing? Usually between 3-5 hours a day.
Do you have a set routine or do you write when the mood strikes? It starts out as a routine usually but sometimes when the mood strikes I can find myself behind the keyboard for hours on end.
Is there some place special you like to be when you write?
At my desk. It was originally my Great Uncle’s, big , solid oak and I just love the comfortable, old leather swivel chair.
Do you listen to music or do you need a quiet place to write?
Once I’m focused on writing I really don’t take notice of outside distractions. With or without music it really doesn’t matter to me.
Tell us about your book:
The book is a historical/fiction, action/adventure. From the not too distant future to the elegance and extravagence of Edwardian times the story follows a brash young reporter’s discovery that unearths events surrounding a young woman’s coming of age in a male dominated society of a century earlier that centres around the voyage of the ill-fated Titanic.
What is the name of it and is it part of a series or a stand alone novel?
The novel is called Deceit and is the first of the Elizabeth Brunnette series but is also capable of standing alone.
Where did the idea come from? How long did it take to write?
I had envisioned the foundation of the story when I first caught the Titanic ‘bug’ many years ago. My first draft was originally written in 1992 but after many revisions, additions and edits was finally completed in 1995. I didn’t start shopping around with it until early 2009 and it was picked up by LazyDay Publishers in 2010.
What is it about?
The book is about the perseverance of media in today’s world and the lessons to be learned from the past and how we have eventually evolved into the society of today.
Your other work:
Do you have any upcoming projects in the works or other books that have been published? Yes. The next four Elizabeth Brunnette adventures are complete and are ready for publication. Following also is The Lucey Headron and the Chronicles of the L.O.D.M..
Where can readers connect with you?
I can be reached on Facebook on the Deceit page, Twitter and through LazyDay Publishing.
Where can we buy your books?
My kindle is available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, OmniLit.com, Googlebooks and Barnes&Noble.com.
LazyDay Publishing.com: http://bit.ly/HKmgWE