I can’t believe that it is already the last week of November!! Only a few more to go!! I’m back with SD Hildreth today and you can find his full catalog on Amazon!
What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t wearing your author hat?
Riding my motorcycle is my favorite off-work activity, but it’s more a way of life than simply a thing to do. I’ve been riding my entire life, and the though thought of not doing so frightens me.
Setting that aside, I’d have to say eating. My wife and I are foodies, and I LOVE going to a restaurant and ordering ten times as much as I can eat – just so I can sample it all.
What is the first book to make you cry?
I haven’t cried since I was a child. I did get emotional, however, while reading The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
What would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
For me, it’s second nature. I live life with open ears, an open mind, and wide eyes. This lets me accurately absorb bits and pieces of how people act and react, including women. My characters resemble the people I’ve met throughout the course of living life. Writing about them is as simple as recollecting history.
How do you select the names of your characters?
I have no idea. They just come to me. When stumped, I use one of my kid’s names (or their middle name).
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
My books are so infused with secrets that it’s sickening. From my first book to my last, there are little gems that have been caught (by some) and hundreds that haven’t. When a character in one of my books looks at the time (and references it), it’s always means something else. Addresses (always) also have double meanings, as do phone numbers. Maybe, one day, someone will figure it all out. *shrugs*
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Generally speaking, two weeks. Charlee, my two-year-old daughter, may change that time, depending on her needs.
Have you ever participated in Movember?
Sadly, I am a Movember virgin.
What are you currently reading?
The Vault, by various authors.
If you could go back and give your younger self advice, what would it be?
I would tell myself to follow my dream, and begin writing at a much younger age.