Monday, January 28, 2013

Interview with Joshua Skye

Where are you from?

I was born in Jamestown, New York. I grew up, for the most part, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. I’ve also lived in Pennsylvania.
Is that where you and your family reside now?

I have biological family in all three places. With the exception of my brother Michael, I prefer my logical family (my friends) to my biological one.
How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing all my life, telling stories ever since I was a kid. Anyone who would even remotely listen to me got an earful. I look back at the stories I’ve been able to hold onto over the years and though the writing is indicative of my age at the time they were written, the imagination is evident. I’m proud of that. I wish I still had such an uninhibited and vivid imagination as I did when I was a kid.

One of my first nifty little nightmares was called “Timothy.” It’s evolved over the years, developed, and the writing improved. I’m very happy that it found a home in the Sirens Call anthology “Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed.”
What kind of writer would you describe yourself as?

I’m a writer of speculative fiction and erotica, though I enjoy combining them. I’ve written everything from children’s stories (“Xerxes Canyon”) to young adult fare (“A Shade of Death & “The Kiss”), from romantic drama (“Rainbow Crush”) to raunchy comedy (“Opening Doors”), from supernatural thrillers (“The Angels of Autumn” & “The Singing Wind”) to sexually charged vintage horror (“Bareback: A Werewolf’s Tale”). I’ve even written hardcore horror (“The Argento”). I definitely like to take things in a dark direction.
Do you have any other interests?

I love to read, usually horror, romance, spiritual journals, political tomes. Shirley MacLaine and Stephen King are my favorite authors. I love art and film. Hopefully there will be several projects that come to fruition over the course of the next few years.
Do you have any websites and or book links that you would like to share?

First and foremost I’d like to share my personal sites:

I’d like to share my author’s pages:
Barnes & Nobel:
JMS Books:

And I’d love to share some specific pages:
The Argento:
The Grigori:
The Angels of Autumn:
The Singing Wind:
Bareback: A Werewolf’s Tale:
Once Upon a Christmas Evil:
Midnight Rainbows:

What are your future goals with your writing?
I really would like for a film to be made from one of my stories. I love brave indie directors. I think Everett Lewis and Todd Verow would be perfect to bring one of my stories to the big screen. They are great artists and fearless. I admire those traits.

Is there any other genres that you would like to try?
I’d love to try my hand at pure comedy and action.
Are your books both Ebooks and paperback?
Yes, most of my stories are available in both.

How long have you been published?
I’ve been publishing my work for a few years now. I work with several great publishing houses, and I couldn’t be more grateful to them.
Do you have a literary agent?
No, I don’t have an agent.

Do you have an editor?
Yes, I work with several wonderful editors.
What companies have you used for publishing?

My novels have been published by these great houses: JMS Books, Pink Pepper Press, Brazenhead, and Fanny Press.

I’ve had short stories in anthologies published by: Sirens Call Publications, Firbolg Publishing, Rainstorm Press, Blood & Lullabies, and STARbooks Press.
Would you use them again?
 Absolutely. I’ve worked with other publishers. If I didn’t list them, there’s a reason.
Have you held any book signings?

I’ve not held any books signings as of yet, but I am planning one with my friend Mindy, the proprietor of Deep Woods Apothecary in Arlington, Texas. Hopefully we can make that happen toward the end of March, around my birthday.

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