Roy Huff is a prolific writer who has just released the fourth volume in his Everville fantasy series entitled “The Fall of Brackenbone”. As I write it’s already number one in various categories in six countries & ranked number 60 in all books in the US and Canada. The boxed set is currently #1 in anthologies in the paid Kindle Store. Clearly Roy’s a gutsy, off-the-scale intelligent guy who’s not only well-traveled but has accumulated a plethora of college degrees as fodder for his popular books.
MF: The creative writing bug didn’t bite you until later in life. At what point did you decide to become a serious writer?
RH: I was writing a paper for an English class, then the feedback I received was very positive, so I decided to turn the assignment into an actual book, and then soon after that a series.
MF: Did discovering your creative writing side come as a surprise?
RH: I had other creative talents such as drawing and singing. My father had drawing talent as well, so it wasn’t a complete surprise. What surprised me the most is how fast I’m able to write off the cuff. Last week Saturday I wrote 40 pages alone. I’ve written countless 30+ days, all with no outline.
MF: Does your scientific background inhibit or enhance your creativity?
RH: I certainly think my science background provides added background when I am writing, and it definitely helps with my speed.
MF: Tell us a little about Everville. What was your original premise? Did you expect it to grow into a series?
RH: So Owen Sage is a college freshman who is pulled into the fantasy world of Everville in book #1. He learns of how his world and the others are connected and works with various races and creatures across time and space to stop whatever dark force comes his way. After a few chapters through book #1, I decided to turn it into a series.
MF: Who’s your favorite character other than your protagonist and why?
RH: I still like The Keeper. His wisdom is great. He is a fatherly figure that I think most people will enjoy.
MF: Of the four books in the Everville series which title was your favorite? Which was the most challenging to write?
RH: I liked the last two books the most. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but there are a few sub plots that carry the story into unexpected directions. I was really pleased when I finished writing it.
MF: Do you plan to continue adding to Everville or start another story line? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
RH: There will be 4 more books in the series. In each story, Owen must pass the test of one of the Pillars of Truth. This will continue, but the details remain yet to be written.
MF: What part of the writing process is your favorite? Least favorite?
RH: I like it most when I actually sit down and start writing. The writing flows. The thing I [like] least is actually sitting down and starting. It’s always that first step that’s most difficult, especially when you have a million things going on.
MF: What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
RH: Just start writing. Write as consistently as possible. Try writing everyday, even if it’s just a paragraph or a page. Do it first, before you start watching tv or doing something else, but take a nap first. Get a little rest and refresh your brain. Don’t let fear of not being good enough keep you from writing. You can learn along the way. Failure and bad reviews can teach us, but if you never actually sit down and write, you will never get anything written.
MF: What’s your favorite activity when you need inspiration?
RH: I like daydreaming or sleeping. Both are very productive when it comes to creativity. I do enjoy watching tv or movies or using random word generators at times, but sleep and thinking are the most effective.
MF: Is there anything you want your readers to derive from your stories besides enjoyment?
RH: There are some points of wisdom that can be gleaned from the story, but I’ll leave that to the reading.
MF: Among your many travels do you have a favorite place? What about it enchants you the most?
RH: Hard to say. I love London, Vancouver, Kobe, Honolulu, Seattle, San Francisco. All great places. I plan on traveling much more when I have the time.
You can find out more bout him on his Amazon page bio. His book are currently on sale on Amazon so grab one now!
Connect with Roy:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Roy-Huff/e/B00BCX199A/
The Fall of Brackenbone Worldwide
Everville: Books #1-3 Boxed Set