Keith: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Brandon:The idea that I wanted to write for a living clicked when I was fifteen. I’d been an avid reader since I was a child (thanks to my mother), loved to write for classes in school, and finally realized one day that I should aspire to doing it as a career.
Keith: How long does it take you to write a book?
Brandon: It varies, really. I’ve written books in three months; others have taken a year. It just depends on the length of the novel and the deadline I’m facing. Ideally, I would get nine to eleven months.
Keith: What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Brandon: When I’m working on a book, I write every day. I do my best work in the mornings, when my mind is well-rested. I can accomplish a lot in a solid two-hour writing session.
Keith: What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Brandon: I always brew a strong cup of black coffee before I sit down to write. I’ve been doing it for decades.
Keith: Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Brandon: Ideas are everywhere. I like to take a realistic scenario, something everyone can relate to, and put a twist on it. I’ve never had problems generating ideas.
Keith: When did you write your first book and how old were you?
Brandon: I wrote my first novel when I was nineteen. The title was THUNDERLAND. It took ten years for me to get it accepted by a traditional publisher.
Keith: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Brandon: I enjoy spending time with my family and watching movies.
Keith: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Brandon: I’ve written nine novels and dozens of short stories. I don’t have a favorite, but the reader favorite is definitely DARK CORNER.
I would like to thank Brandon Massey for taking time out of his business schedule to do an interview with me. Show your love for Brandon. You can find his books at any brick and mortar and online bookstores.