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Interview With Author Christopher D. Votey

 

TerranPsychosis

Bio 

Christopher D. Votey was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1980, first son of Steve Votey and Jolene Knight (née Nichols). He is a college graduate in Computer Science at Collins College in Tempe, Arizona and has worked in the computer field for 10 years. After a debilitating work injury, Chris decided to take up writing, producing 2 books.

Chris currently lives in Mesa, Arizona awaiting Social Security disability and working to recover from his condition of Post Concussion Syndrome to return back to a normal life.

Chris’s novel, Terran Psychosis is about “A man who thinks he is an alien finds himself in a mental institution. He has been visited by many doctors, but none of them were able to help him. The hospital has brought in a specialist to try to get some answers. This specialist is the top of his field and he may be able to unlock the secrets of the patient and be able to answer: Is he an alien, or simply a man seeking attention.”

Check out Chris’s blog:  http://www.chrisvotey.com/writing/

Check out Chris’s novel, Terran Psychosis:  http://www.amazon.com/Terran-Psychosis-Cosmic-Revolt-Series-ebook/dp/B00IGY0KI4


Chris, Keep Calm and Answer These Questions 

Do you consider yourself a logophile? If so, have you always been?
I'm a enjoy words, but I wouldn't say I love them. Or at least I'm in love
with them. I love them and yet I don't really love them. I am more in love
with plot and writing amazing stories than lover of words specifically.

What is your favorite color?
Dark Teal

Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I was born in Dayton, Ohio but I grew up in Mesa, Arizona.

What is your favorite football team?
It's been so many years since I've been able to watch football. When I
did, Jaguars were a favorite, but in my household you liked multiple teams
so every game was interesting.

Who is your favorite author?
Phillip K. Dick, Ronald Dahl, Terry Goodkind, Issac Asimov

What is your favorite book?
Ender's Game

What do you do when you are not writing?
Skyrim and watching TV on the internet

Do you have a day job as well?
Currently trying to get on disability.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Before you start your career, get on twitter and make a name for yourself,
get a blog and do articles that matter, build your product of yourself so
when you release your first book, people will buy it.

Is being a writer a curse or a gift?
Gift, always a gift.

Where do you write?
In my room, surrounded by books, TV, and a variety of paper posted on the
wall

Do you prefer silence or some noise while you write?
Depends on the scene I'm writing. Every scene is different, so either or.

What do you typically drink while writing?
Soda, whatever is on sale.

What challenges have you had in regards to your writing life?
I suffered an injury in 2012 when I started to try to launch my writing
career. Nearly took me 2 years to try again.

When did you first start and when did you finish your book?
My latest book I started and finished right before my first accident. But
I didn't touch it for a few years and decided to edit it again before I
released it in Febuary

If your book is made into a movie, which actors/actresses do you
envision playing the parts?
Truthfully, I would want noboddies playing the part.

What does your protagonist think of you? Would he/she want to hang out
with you?
Depends on who you consider the protagonist is. One would despise me and
the second would hold me under a microscope.

How do you market your book? What avenues work best?
Market, I have a plan to try multiple approaches. A lot is getting people
to read it and give a rating. A lot is spreading the message that there is
a book to read. I'll let you know what works.

What has been the toughest criticism so far?
Hasn't happened yet, still too new.

What has been the best compliment?
My first 5 star review and what it said.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all
imagination?
It is purely imagination.

How did you come up with the title?
I came up with it because the original title that I can no longer remember
was too cliché and weak. I came up with the title constantly thinking of
words to use.

Will there be a sequel?
It entirely depends on the response to the story. I left it open for the
possibility.

What project are you working on now?
I am beginning work on a historical fiction fantasy story taking place during medieval Europe where a group of soldiers battle a vampire threat. This is new territory for me as I’ve only ever written science fiction.
Please fill in the blank: Keep Calm and let go of the kittens!

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Christopher D. Votey
Author, Blogger &
e-Book Formatting
@authorvotey
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One Comment

  1. Nice post and interesting guest! Nice job Kristy! Enjoyed this. I guess I must one of the only ones that did not know what a logophile was. Feel so embarrassed! Now I know what it is. Yes, I love words! Lol!

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