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Steve Soderquist Interview


 

  1. Why didn’t you become a policeman instead of a writer?

Actually, I always thought I would make a bang-up police officer. However, despite my writings there is really not a mean bone in my body. The thought of ‘shooting’ someone else would absolutely horrify me. Detective work, fine. In the end we all do what we’re destined to do, or at least hopefully. I have many friends ‘in the field’ and they have been an invaluable source for research. Many of them are readers of my work and if I see handcuffs laying out on the table, I know I have done my job.

  1. If you could only tell one story in your life, what would it be?

When I know, I will share it. Everyday brings on new idea’s and thoughts. Every time I start a new manuscript, I have a great feeling it could be ‘the one’. The more I write, the better I get at it so who knows? I might actually hit that height. For now I am content on just getting better at the craft; learning as I go and sharing what I’ve learned the best I can.

  1. Apples or pears?

Neither. Meat and potatoes guy, here. You can keep the fluffy good-for-you shit to yourself, thanks. If the worst way to die is clogged arteries from being over-cautious about every damn thing I eat, fine by me. I’m six foot and 165 pounds and fairly athletic, so I eat what tastes good.

  1. Which of your own characters would you like to meet and why?

Two, actually. In the novel, ‘Rogue’, a book co-written by myself and author Laura Ranger, it would be great to meet Jack, who is married to Lexi. Both are government experiments who basically just walked off the base and lived they’re own lives. All it took was one, bad situation to basically activate them but they have to deal with being together, and being part of a system they never knew about. I find his transformation amazing. The next would be Joshua from the still-being-written novel, ‘Seeds’. His feelings for his not-from-earth partner Angel really bring out his best qualities but weaken him. He falls in love. Not a good time for him for that, either.

  1. How would you like the world to end?

I believe that book was already written. Fiction-wise, I would like to see us all eaten by the Nights Who Say ‘Ni!’ Yea…that would be pretty f***ing cool.

  1. Which genre do you wish you could write, and why?

Probably sci-fi. My books really focus more on personal relationships. To integrate more out-world shit more than I have done would be great. I’ve tried (God knows I’ve tried) and may eventually get it, but as much as I love the genre, it slips me. More often than not I feel like a dolt trying to write about spaceships and galaxy wars or what-not. As soon as my toes leave the earth, I am lost, babies.

  1. You’re stuck on an island with only three things: A knife, a match and a stick. What would you do to survive?

Probably stab myself with the knife trying to strike the match I wanted to light on the stick. Trust me, I wouldn’t last long.

  1. Which of the following would you rather have stalking you through the night: A vampire, a werewolf, or Stephen King?

Nothing. Nothing gives a person more fear than the ‘nothing’. Unspoken, un-hear-able, a drift of a shadow. It can enshroud you or leave you alone; but it’s there. If anyone asks me where I get my idea’s, its from this. When you can look at the nothing and draw pictures, either you’re insane or a horror writer, in my opinion.

  1. Who is the best villain you’ve ever read, and why?

I loved Anne Wilkes from Stephen Kings, ‘Misery’. What a clever book. What a clever character. She was all of our worst nightmares antithesis of ‘Number One Fan’. Believable, realistic and horribly frighting. She made me really shiver. There are characters drawn from real life, we all know that…but Anne Wilkes was drawn from a nightmare, made real. Kudo’s, King.

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