Author’s name: N.D. Richman
Who is your greatest writing influence? Why?:
My greatest writing influences came from my childhood and those include Jean Craighead George and Farley Mowat. “My Side of the Mountain” is the first book I really remember reading and it’s never left me. To this day I remember how it had felt like I was living in that tree. I then read “Owls In the Famliy” and gobbled up “Lost in the Barrens” and “Never Cry Wolf” immediately after. I still own these books, to this day. “Never Cry Wolf” is truly memorable; a book I’ve read several times and will never leave me.
What is your latest novel called and what is it about?:
My latest novel is called “Sinners, Survivors and Saints, The Second in the Boulton Quest Series.” It’s a continuation of the first book, “Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys.” Chris, Michael, Thomas and Katherine dive further into danger in this book when Katherine is kidnapped and Chris, Michael, and Thomas must rescue her.
I started the Boulton Quest Series for my son Michael, a reluctant reader. Michael was my advisor and created the concept and main characters for the first book. I creed a writing style I knew suited him – extreme action and adventure, shorter sentences, and a conservative use of words.
How do you feel about mainstream publishing?:
Mainstream publishing, to me, is simply another path to take. It’s a longer and slower path and for that reason I have little patience for it. I do celebrate all authors whether independent or mainstream and truly feel pride for a writer adopted by a main stream publisher.
Do you prefer cats or dogs? Why?:
I was raised with both cats and dogs, and enjoyed them equally but over the years have become more of a dog person. I find that dogs more reflect my personality – happy, bouncy, trusting, and sometimes a little stupid. And further, they take me out on long walks, giving me time to form plots and ideas for my next books.
What is your least favorite part of the writing process? What part do you like least?:
The part that frustrates me the most about writing is the little time I have to devote to it. I need to be in the right frame of mind to create and that requires me to be away from the stress of work for a few days – which is a rarity.
When was the first time you remember writing? Was it any good?:
The first time I really wrote something, outside of technical manuals and papers, was “Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys” which I wrote in 2007. The curious thing about this book is that it was completely accidental. My intent was to create a concept and characters with my son to get him interested in reading. After I started writing I found I couldn’t stop and was quite surprised when I had 50,000 words on paper. I didn’t think it was good and tucked it away without intent to get back to it, but my wife showed it to a friend, a writer. Gloria Singendonk pulled me under her wing, taught me a great deal about writing, and encouraged me to publish the book. She’s now my editor.
Follow ND Richman:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoultonQuest
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/RichmanND
Amazon author page.: http://www.amazon.com/ND-Richman/e/B00CC6YYR0
Smashwords author page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TDRYAWriter