Interviewing Mark Gunning

Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?

A. It was back in 1998 when I first saw a copy of The Adventures of Captain Underpants. I thought the book was quite funny and that someday, I’d write a series for kids myself. It wasn’t until I met fellow author Michael Wade at an author visit at a school in 2010, that got me back on track to start writing. I’m glad I went to see him. 

Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books 

A. Growing up I had a best friend that shared a lot of adventures with me in my neighborhood. My stories are based loosely on the two of us. So, I decided to use my middle names for the two main characters. (William and Thomas)

Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?

A. Presently I’m working on book three in my I Told You So! series. I’ve even introduced a new character to the series. It won’t be out until 2019. However, I did release my second book this past June. 

Q 4. how long have you been writing?

A. I started writing my series back in 2015 and then put it on hold. It was the beginning of 2017 that I decided to finish my book and publish it.

Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?

A. My advice for other authors is simple and likely what many other authors say, write about what you know and love. Talk about things you’ve experienced. Also, don’t give up, and keep a positive mindset. Finally, enjoy writing!

Q 6.  where can people find you online?

A.. I can be found on the following websites:

Award Site

Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future 

A. As mentioned I am working on my third book in the series and will be releasing Strike Three, You’re Out! sometime next year. I’m also working on writing a mystery series that involves the characters of William and Thomas. Stay tuned!

Q 8 how many books have you written 

A.. I’ve written two books so far and can’t wait to write many more.

Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer

A. I went to university and majored in geography.