Hello! I’m happy to be back with another interview for you! Let’s say hello to R.C. Sprague, a YA author. He also writes mystery, thriller, and his current novel is historical fiction! If you would like to learn more about him, his journey, or his books; then check him out at Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and Instagram!
Are you an indie author or a traditionally published author
Currently, I’m an Indie author but would be open to traditional publishing in the future.
Tell me a little about your writing journey, thus far.
I have always been a writer. I had my first story published in a county student newsletter in fourth grade, and ever since I have loved writing stories and finally wrote my first novel beginning at 23. The journey has been long and challenging but extremely rewarding.
Do you write under a pseudonym? If so explain why.
I wouldn’t say pseudonym so much as just using my initials though it confused many people. Most people know me by my middle name, Casey, and when I write as R.C., they wonder where the R came from.
What genre do you write and why?
My debut novel, Once Left the Field of Valor, is historical fiction. I write in various genres, including YA, mystery, horror, general fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
What are you currently working on?
I have five projects that I’m currently working on. The closest to completion is my debut poetry collection, The Soul Behind the Mask, and the first book in a three-part YA series, Tales of a Toy Soldier Part I: The Corpse.
What inspired you to write your books?
Almost every day, a random thought, conversation, or observation will give me an idea for a story. I have around twenty-five story ideas that I will work on in the future. Once Left the Field of Valor, in particular, came to me one night before I fell asleep and the next day I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
What are your top 5 favorite books?
This tough question, there are so many great books to choose from. In a
What does literary success look like to you?
Literary success to me would be building a strong reader following and hopefully making it on to a best-seller list. From there, I would hope to become a well-renowned author.
How many hours a day do you write? What is your writing routine?
My daily writing routine needs improvement. I’m a binge, writer though. I knocked out 30,000 words in five days to finish the first draft of Tales of a Toy Soldier Part I: The Corpse.
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it be and why?
The Count of Monte Cristo, it’s absolutely brilliant! I love its in-depth back story and how the plot continues to draw you in till the very end. It’s a book that has stood the test of time and will continue to do so.
What advice would you like to give to aspiring authors?
Never give up of your dreams, persistence is the key to opportunity.