Awesomegang conducted an interview with Garon Whited in fall 2016.
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Telling you about myself is difficult. There are so many things–enough to fill a book. How do you describe a person in a hundred words or less? Let’s take a crack at it.
Tall, amused, sardonic, sarcastic, and helpful. Quick of wit, slow of anger, easygoing, and relentless. Scorpio with some Zen and an overabundance of imagination.
A couple of centuries ago, I’d have been burned as a witch or a heretic. If they could catch me.
I’ve written five books so far–one sci-fi novel, “Luna,” and the first four books of the “Nightlord” series: “Sunset,” “Shadows,” “Orb,” and “Knightfall.” “Knightfall” isn’t out, yet; it’s in the final edits before I send it to the audiobook people.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Knightfall.” It’s the fourth book in the “Nightlord” series.
As for inspiration, I’d have to say it was the first three that inspired the fourth. That, and entirely too many people in my head demanding to be put into a story.
Oh, and a powerful need to eat.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My most unusual writing habit is the tendency to not do anything else. I wake up, I make the grueling trek to my office–ten, twelve steps, something like that–and sit in front of my computer, keyboard clicking, until I notice I’m hungry. Then I eat, maybe start some laundry, and go back to writing.
Eventually, I get too tired to write. Then I go to bed and start over.
This process makes my hours a bit… unpredictable. I’ve woken up at seven in the evening, worked until noon the next day, and gone to bed until midnight.
It may be weird, but it seems to work.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh, my. There’s quite a list.
Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, E.E. “Doc” Smith, Roger Zelazny, Robert Heinlein, Steven Brust, Julian May, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Silverberg… I could go on and on.
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