Q:A: Martin Wilsey

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Martin Wilsey is a writer, hunter, photographer, rabble rouser, father, friend, marksman, story teller, frightener of children, carnivore, engineer, fool, philosopher, cook and madman. He and his wife Brenda live in Virginia where, just to keep him off the streets, he works as a research scientist for a government funded think tank.


What can you say about @abookwithbea’s blog?

M: Thanks for the opportunity to talk about my writing. It is an important way to help get the word out. I really appreciate it!

How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

M: I started writing my first novel as a result of a nasty injury to my spine. TV and Facebook get old fast when you are trapped, unable to move, in your recliner. I started writing to amuse myself, and suddenly I had a novel, and then a trilogy!

What kind(s) of writing do you do?

M: So far I am all about speculative fiction. Mostly science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Why did you choose this route?

M: I write the kinds of stories I would like to read. I read a lot.


If you didn’t like writing books, what would you do for a living?

M: I have a full-time job as a research scientist for a government-funded think tank. If I weren’t writing fiction, I’d probably be a movie critic. I love movies as much as reading.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

M: I will be well and truly retired by then. I will have a catalog of fiction published. I will still be drinking coffee and making stuff up. Plus I will have a dog or two.

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

M: I am very proud of my first novel. It is far more popular than I ever thought it would be. The audio edition is amazing, and I can hardly believe I wrote it. And now I have done it again with a second novel. I have found the method, and it is all getting easier. (plus my son said the second one was even better than the first!)

How do you market your books?

M: Marketing is still a puzzle I have not solved. I guess social media is the answer. Frankly I am still amazed at how popular it’s gotten. It even hit number 1 on Amazon during one of my promotions.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

M: For me, writing is easy, editing is hard. The checking of spelling, grammar and punctuation is more like work for me.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Website: http://www.baytirus.com

Blog: http://wilseymc.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MartinWilseyAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/martin_wilsey

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/wilseymc/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Martin-Wilsey/e/B00VDKLJWE/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/martin-wilsey/b6/540/a65

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/mcwilsey

Book Links: (* American, UK, etc.)



Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13730295.Martin_Wilsey

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