Monday, April 21, 2014

Tour Kick Off - From the Depths by James Haroldson


Date Published: January 17, 2014

When Cameron Bishop III encounters something inhuman and horrible while working as a pool boy, he is suddenly tasked with saving the world from an evil older than the Earth itself. Working against him is the Order, a cult of unimaginable power and wealth led by an enigmatic madman. With his friends and family starting to believe that Cam may be going crazy, can he stop the plans of an ancient evil and its worshipers before they resurrect a living, breathing god bent on the destruction of life as we know it?

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Do I ever! It’s the only thing I’ve ever truly enjoyed doing, and really my only goal in life is to be able to do it as a paying career. I’m in retail right now, and I’m pretty sure it’s slowly draining my soul.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The middle! I never have too much trouble coming up with beginnings and endings. It’s all that delicious connective tissue that gives me a hard time. Things like “character development” and “plot,” instead of my beloved set pieces and action scenes.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My friends have been a constant source of support and feedback since I was fourteen. In particular my editor, Gulienne Rollins, who’s been a close friend since college orientation.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
Book 3 of my Young Adult series, which will be called “Fearless.” I’m also working on a follow up to “From the Depths,” that may or may not end up being something more than a short story.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Other than beer, reading is my biggest vice. I just finished “Words of Radiance” by Brandon Sanderson. That guy is scary good.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Rich kid fights cults and sea monsters, madness ensues.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?
If that says iPod, then I choose that. If it says iPad, then Mp3.
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, every time.
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
French fries, unless you’re asking as my nutritionist.
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
I think you spelled “Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft” wrong. And I’d say Lovecraft.
#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Fantasy is way more fun.
#7 – Call or Text?
Call. Inflection is everything.
#8 – Public School or Home School?
I didn’t go to either one, but public school kids seem to be more adjusted. No offense, home school kids!
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
#10 – eBook or Paperback?

Despite the fact that my books are only available in eBook format, definitely paperback. Nothing beats the feel of a good solid book in your hands.

In my short time on this ball of rock and water hurtling through the infinite blackness of space, I've worked as a pizza delivery guy, a manny, an ESL teacher, a headhunter, a pool man, a sushi delivery guy, a journalist, and a second mortgage intern, among other things. Currently, I shill video games to over privileged children in Burbank, CA, so that I can pay my bills and still have a place to go home to and work on my writing.

I read a lot, but my greatest influences would have to be HP Lovecraft and Stephen King, both of whom I've been reading since I was but a wee lad who only understood half of what he was looking at. Despite my gruff exterior, I'm desperate for people to like my books, so my books.

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April 28 - A Life Through Books - Review
April 29 - Rhythem Poets - Review/Interview
May 1  - I'm a Voracious Reader - Review
May 2 - Must Read Faster - Review
May 2 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

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