In today’s post, I speak with sci-fi author Adam David Collings. Adam has stories published in Medieval Mars and Victorian Venus anthologies, as well as in Glimpses of Light and Superheroes: The Crossover Alliance Anthology V3. Last year Adam published the first episode of his Space Opera series, Jewel of the Stars (you can read my review here.)
I asked Adam a number of questions about his writing process and plans earlier this year.
Jeanette: Share three things that people may not already know about you.
1) My favourite thing to eat, in the world, is chicken schnitzel, served with chips and gravy.
2) I’m both an author and a computer programmer, and I’ve managed to make it 18 years into my career without becoming a coffee drinker. I just don’t like the taste.
3) In my late teens and early twenties, I was toying between being a writer and being an amateur film-maker, as my primary hobby. (It never occurred to me that either could be an actual career.) I settled on writing prose because it’s easier to achieve as a ‘one-man-band’. Either way, storytelling has always been in my blood. I ended up expressing the film-making desire through my Vlogging. What would I have done had YouTube not been invented?
Jeanette: That’s a good question. What were your favourite books, movies and TV shows as you were growing up, and how have they influenced your writing?