Earlier this year I had the pleasure of featuring Jason T Graves, editor of Off the Beaten Path and author of Blood Roses and Morning Stars on the blog as part of a combined indie author event. To celebrate the release of Off the Beaten Path, I thought I’d give readers a second chance to get acquainted with this self-professed mad scientist of fiction and hat lover extraordinaire. Here’s a selection of the questions I put to Jason in that original interview:
Have you ever written a character that you’ve disliked so much you’ve scrapped them from a work?
A few times; Some of the people in Blood Roses are annoying enough to me that they die in the sequel.
Which of your characters would frighten you if you met them in real life?
Corelis and the undead Godek.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Dashingly normal and audaciously humble.
Do you ever consult friends when you’re stuck with a plot?
In addition to my wife, I have circle of writer friends and beta readers who I consult with about issues that I have with my stories. I don’t usually get stuck on a point to that degree, though. If I have problems with a story, I set it aside and work on another story until the problem with the first unblocks and a solution presents itself.
What’s your personal kryptonite?
Doughnuts… they are the Dr. Horrible of pastries, and I cannot leave them be.
If you could converse, a la Dr Dolittle, with one type of animal, which would it be and why?
Cetaceans (dolphins and whales). I would ask them why they keep forgiving us despite our slaughter of them, and what they dream about.
Tea or coffee?
Tea… Chai. Rooibos. White. Green. Herbal.
You can find out more about Jason and his books at the following locations:
And don’t forget that you have two more days to enter the giveaway to win a bound copy of Off the Beaten Path and Amazon gift cards.