Hi folks, today I am excited to introduce you to author Bryan Rainey.
Hi Bryan, welcome to our interview space couch. So, tell us all a bit about yourself.
“I am an author and artist. I am a family man, love my future wife, daughter, and son. My daughter is not biological, she is my future wife’s daughter, but she calls me Daddy. I love to write. It is a passion of mine. Some would say an obsession, but those don’t really support me when they call it an obsession.
As Bryan Rainey I write a more erotic style of books that tend to be more paranormal in nature.
My writing usually combines my influences of Epic Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sagas, Paranormal, Classic Horror monsters, Superheroes and more. With what I like movie-wise it would be hard for most people to understand some of my major influences in writing.
My influences include: J.K. Rowling, E.B. White, Homer, William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Chris Claremont, Lara Hama, Margaret Weis, Tracey Hickman, J Michael Strasczynski, Todd McFarlane, Scott Lobdell, Timothy Zahn, Roald Dahl, Cassandra Clare, amongst others.”
Do you have a pen name and why?
Yes, to separate my erotic fiction from the rest
That’s a good idea when you have different types of fans.
What was the defining event that made you start writing?
Not absolutely sure. I’ve always like making up my own stories. I was DM of several Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, I read comic books, love books
What other writing have you done?
Poetry, paranormal, erotica (as stated above), lyrics for songs, flash fiction (stories on my sites, currently)
What made you choose the sci-fi and fantasy genres?
Love Star Wars and a lot of science fiction series as well as fantasy and astronomy
What’s the story behind your book title: ‘Unforseen?’
Fiona arrives on a mainly forgotten planet in the galaxy.
What’s the basic plot of your Forgotten Planet series?
Fiona Harley’s adventures on the planet Desarti which is mainly forgotten by the rest of the galaxy.
Which scene from your book do you like best and why?
The fight against the goblimites near the end of the book. Shows that Fiona can be outnumbered and flustered even though she is very strong in the teke.
Which is your favourite character?
Fiona Harley. Been developing her for some time. She is breaking away from her Sentinel Mistress’ and her father’s shadow.
How do you develop your characters?
I develop the characters as the story progresses.
Have you used any real people in your characters?
Yes. I have used the basis for some characters from people that I know
Which one of your characters would you like to be?
Ethan Stolidar is highly based of myself image as Luke Skywalker and King Arthur combined
Do you have another job outside of writing?
Yes. I am a Security Officer
What song would you choose as the theme song of your book?
Hero by Josey Scott and Chad Krueger
What music do you listen to when writing?
Whatever is on my computer from Celine Dion to Building 429 to Bon Jovi
What are you working on now?
Working on the sequel to Unforeseen, Salvation of Gaalin, Southern Desires (written under a pen name), I Ronin, Dragons of the Cosmos, 5 flash fictions, and Rand’s Story on Darkness Within Ezine. So, a few things
You sound really busy. No wonder you have been doing so well in the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network’s writing competition.
What do you do when you have writers’ block?
Switch to another story I am working on. Come back to it when the muse is ready. Usually, working on several stories at the same time.
List some great books you have recently read:
Star Wars: Moving Target
Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi
Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run
Star Wars: Before the Awakening
Hmm .. I’m sensing a theme here 😉
Who are your favourite authors?
Timothy Zahn, Chris Claremont, Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weiss,
My fave Indie author is Ellen Mae Franklin. Her work is intricate and well-written as well as hard to put down.
What is your favourite quote?
All good things come to those who wait – Violet Fame
Do you have a blog?
Yes. Several. http://bdr2031blog.wordpress.com/ is my author blog
What do you write about there?
A lot. Writing Tips, Stories, progress on the books, Teasers, Character interviews, reviews of TV and Movies, Sports, and more.
What blogs do you enjoy reading?
The Writing Practice, Star Wars.com, Cinemablend, Comic Book Resources, and more
Which book character are you most like and why?
Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I saw myself as a kid down on his luck that comes into something great.
What’s your favourite line from a book?
Use the force, Luke – Obi Wan Kenobi’s spirit in the novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope
What are your writing plans for this year?
Finishing up Southern Desires; I, Ronin; Dragons of the Cosmos; Salvation of Gaalin and its two sequels.
Who would you like to be stuck on a deserted planet with?
My girlfriend and our kids. Eventually, the kids would drive us nuts.
What’s your dream job and do you think you’ll do it one day?
Being a full time author and artist. Yes, I do think that’ll happen soon.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Listen to music, watch TV and Movies, draw, play board games
Where do you like to travel to?
Tyler to visit family. Orlando for the Amusement parks. So far…
Are there any writing styles or genres you dislike?
Most romance books are hard for me to read because they are sooo over the top. Most erotica, too. If it does not have a good story, I will put down the book right away.
You can be any fictional character for one day. Who would you be?
Hard to choose. Harry Dresden comes to mind because of his mystical powers and adventures.
If applicable – what’s your experience of the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network?
Where do you see the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network in 5 years?
Expanded even more with more authors as members
Favourite food: Pizza
Best holiday spot: Home with the family
Favourite song at the moment: Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Star Wars or Lord of the Rings: Both
Number one thing to do on your bucket list: Become a full time author
Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us today Bryan.
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