Interviewing Author Robert Hazelton
Q1. Tell me about your self what are your favorite books to read?
A. My name’s Robert Hazelton and I’ve been working as an artist in various capacities for the past 20 years. I started as a musician for the touring band Abney Park then dove into digital art. My favorite types of novels are dramatic literature, urban fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
Q2.when did you decide you where going to write a book?
A. I wrote my first book when I was still in high school on an electric typewriter. It was three hundred pages long and not at all good. However, that’s when the bug took me to write. After that, I dabbled, mostly in short stories, until I started my first book series Glamour & Shadows.
Q3. How did you come up with name of your books?
A. If I don’t come up with a title before I start writing or right at the beginning, I struggle to find a good title. Sometimes, they present themselves immediately from some concept or term that’s unique to the work. Other times, I have to scour for a good title. My latest novel, The Cat Who Pawed the Cultist, came up from a joke and I decided I HAD to write that book.
Q4. What are you working on for 2019?
A. I’ve already finished my first young adult book and I’ve got a second on the way. I’ll be working on the next installment of Glamour & Shadows as well as several comics. There’s an animated series for my Society Case Files series which I’ll finish several more chapters of and I’m running a radio drama of my novels as well.
It’s a busy 2019!
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. I started writing at seventeen and have never stopped so twenty-seven years.
Q6. What advice would you give other authors?
A. One of the things I do for a living is mentor authors through the stages of writing a book. The first thing I ensure is that people are reading both inside their chosen genre and outside as well to maintain a well rounded approach to their craft. Always find new ways to study writing, whether it be through books on dialogue or plot or whatever.
Write down every idea. Any of them might be something you can draw upon later. They’re all important.
Q7.where can people find you online?
A. I’m on Twitter (@dnbs), Facebook and my website is: www.roberthazelton.com
Q8. Do you plan on making more books in the future?
A. I will be doing this until I literally cannot anymore. I’ve got a huge log of novels to write.
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. I’ve written 19 novels in my own name. I’m also a professional ghost writer with well over 50 titles under my belt.
Q10 did you go to college to be a writer?
A. I went to university for English Literature but the majority of my education comes from reading books on the craft. I have a number of them at hand for reference whenever I’m working. They’re absolutely invaluable.