Another week, another author who donated a short to Something to Read on the Ride. Today, gracing my cyber corner is British author, Louis Hessey-Antell. As often happens with creative people, Louis has much to share with the ever-growing, worldwide artistic community. Stay tuned for the imminent release of two of his works. Meanwhile, enjoy his interview.
Let’s meet Louis:
I’m 25 and currently working in ‘The Office’ come to life. On the side, I’m writing novels, making films, composing songs and creating a comic book. It sounds more impressive than it is, believe me!
While I will always be trying to contribute to the cultural conversation, it would be a pleasant turn of events to be able to financially rest on my creative wits.
I also have a blog, The Rational Rock ‘n’ Roll, which hasn’t seen much action recently, but I stand by every word!
My first novel (working title: News, Booze and Heat-Death) is being dragged through its final draft, and my comic book, Numachi, is moving along nicely. I look forward to sharing them.
Now, let’s ask Louis a few questions:
When you were a kid you wanted to be…?
John Entwistle’s replacement in The Who.
The first book you read was…?
I believe it was the old Catcher in the Rye. I can’t remember earlier than that to be honest!
You discovered you were quite good at writing when…?
I wouldn’t dream of calling myself good. However, once a friend paid me a tenner to do his English coursework for him. The teacher marked it and told him he should be a writer. I never received such praise.
As a reader, your favorite genre is…?
Amis style comedy. Dark and funny.
No, really, what’s that title you’re hiding in your kindle…?
A lot of Batman comics! I’m fairly open about that though.
Real life after a couple of beers.
The praise about your writing you like the most is… ?
I enjoy praise in regard to my style. My favourite author is Wodehouse, so I yearn for compliments on my style.
A novel about a stand up comedian, and a graphic novel about WWII.
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