An Interview With Author Paris Singer
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in Brussels, Belgium, but was raised in southern Spain. Right now I live in Australia, but who knows in future (though it’ll probably be Spain). Cats seem to accompany me wherever I go.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
In my early years the adults told me I had to read, so I didn’t and detested the very idea. As soon as it wasn’t a theme, I began reading anything I could. Then, my first creative writing assignment occurred in English class. The very thought of creating my own story, my own world…It blew my mind and adrenaline surged through my body.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who inspires you in your writings?
My favourite writers I would say are Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle. But there are far more, I’m sure.
What is your writing process?
“I tend to stare into space until I can place myself inside the story. From there, I’ll try to describe what I see, smell and hear as much as I’m able to. Like a fly on the wall, I guess.”
What do you like to write and read about? Do you stick to a particular genre or do you like to explore different ones?
“Well, I don’t really think of genre when I write. I just think of stories I’d like to read, worlds I like seeing in my own mind. These do, admittedly, tend to drift towards the dark side of fiction, however. That said, many of my favorite authors do write paranormal, dark, horror, mystery books. I guess it’s something I’m drawn to.”
What is in store next?
“I have a paranormal thriller novel being released probably early next year called ‘The Regulars‘, and I’m currently working on another dark fantasy novel, which I’m having fun with, despite its sinister moments. After that I’ll continue with a horror set in Victorian London.”
The Sky Drifter Details
The Sky Drifter
by Paris Singer
Release Date: August 27th 2015
Summary from Goodreads:
Wandering in the vastness of space, is the Sky Drifter; an academy reserved for the best students in the known universe. Seven is just such a student. Gifted in strategy and Sphere, he lives happily on-board with his friends Iris and Pi, taking on his rival, visiting planets for exploration and competition. Everything is the way he likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl in a red coat, who will reveal to him a secret that will bring everything he thought he knew crashing down around him.
About the Author
Paris Singer was born in Brussels, Belgium. He has lived in the U.K. and in various places in Spain, where he currently resides. At university, he studied English law and Spanish law. He didn’t like it. He then studied translation and didn’t like it, either. Currently, he is an English teacher in the south of Spain. He has far too many interests, he’s told, a few of which being sports, playing his old guitar, learning Japanese, painting, reading and cooking. Not a day goes by, however, where he doesn’t write something, be it under a palm tree or on a bench at a bus stop somewhere.