Friday, April 11, 2014

My Interview With Myself Part II

Sal Conte

Question: Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published?

E: When my first novel, Never Slow Dance With A Zombie, first came out, my publisher set up a number of reading/signings.  One of them was at Book Soup, a well known indie book store here in Los Angeles.  I arrived early to set up.  There were a number of young women milling about outside the store.  I didn't think anything of it, and then heard from a store worker they were there for me.  How incredibly exciting that was, to have fans taking time out of their day to came and see me.  So gratifying.  In fact, it was awesome.  I'll never forget it.

Question: Where do you find yourself getting inspired--sitting in your writing den at home, our in nature, or in a crowded place, full of bustle and noise?

E: I am constantly bombarded with ideas, notions, inspiration.  This can come sitting alone, watching a movie, while working, in the middle of a conversation--anywhere, anytime.  Recently I was at a movie screening when one of the scenes triggered an idea.  I had to go out into the lobby to write it down.  Inspiration is all around me no matter where I am.  It's my blessing and my curse.

Question: Can you tell us more about your current projects?

I'm very excited to tell you I started writing a horror/thriller.  It's in the very early stages, but I'm writing it with my horror writing alter ego, Sal Conte.  I plan to premiere it in chapters very soon on Watpad.  Both Sal and I will be tweeting about it.  That should be fun, so follow us on Twitter: @EVanLowe @SalConte1.  I've also been working on a very neat TV project, but I won't mention it until it becomes more real.  TV projects often don't materialize.  I'm also excited because I have several new things for you to read that will be available this year, including my FREE ebook novella, I Want You Back!  Follow me and stay tuned for updates on everything.

Question: What books are you reading now?

I recently finished reading Memoirs of a Sword Swallower.  This was research for a project I thought I was going to work on, but decided to work on later.   I'm also reading The Stone Man by Luke Smitherd.

Question: Do you have any specific thing you'd like to say to readers?

E: Yes.  If anyone is interested in reading my Watpad project, or following any of my exploits in 2014, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter for special friends ( or frans, as I call them).  This is not my regular newsletter. This one contains more intimate details of my writing life, along with contests just for my frans.  I don't send it out often, so I won't be loading up your inbox with junk.  If you're interested, please email me at under the subject heading "The 25" and I will add you to my frans list.  While you're at it, please sign up for and follow me on Watpad.  This is where the new book will premiere for FREE.  It's the only place you can read it.

Question: What's your favorite season?

E: Summer.  I blame it on being born in June.  June 22nd.  I love warm, even hot, weather.

Question: What was your favorite children's book?

E: My favorite children's books are the Harry Potter series.  I wish they were around when I was a child.  My favorite book in the series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Thanks for stopping by for my two part series.  I hope you enjoyed getting to know me better. If you have any follow up questions, please state them in the comments.  I'd love to hear from you.  In the mean time, Happy Reading/Happy Writing.


  1. Off to check you out on Watpad! Horror ey?! I look forward to it.

  2. Thanks, Freda. Nothing's up yet. Just follow me on Watpad and you'll be first in line for the first installment. And don't worry. This is sweet horror. I'm not allowing Sal to hold the pan for too long ;-)

  3. I'll check out your Watpad, give or take a few dollars, on your end only, I mean. :-)

  4. May I comment on your birthday being four days before mine. Fellow Cancer. I don't suppose if you believe in Astrological signs or if your personality is in direct relation to your writing style and process. I know its a strange question. My mother believes in such things. Have a great day :-)

    1. That is a great question. I've never thought about it in terms of my writing style. However, if you look at my books, my characters are nurturers, strong-willed, and quite emotional. Look at that, Alejandro, without knowing it, my Cancer traits have been shining through ;-) How about you, or anyone else reading this? Does your Astrological sign show up in your writing, or what you do?

  5. Huh that is very interesting indeed. I suppose I am not that far along my own written style to be able to establish any concrete evidence of Astrological traits in my characters. I suppose the work that I have written revolve around central characters that are a bit a fish out of water, or shy and awkward, and looking for their purpose. Only to find their calling and rise to greatness. I suppose us crabs are diamonds in the rough of sorts, waiting to come out into the sun! :)