Paul John Adams – Taking It to the Extremes

Paul John Adams on lionizing a hero of gang warfare and more!

Gang Warfare and Extreme Psychopathology Author Paul John AdamsWelcome, everyone, to our third Author Interview Plunge. Today we have the pleasure of talking with Gang Warfare, Extreme Psychopathology and self-described absurdist author Paul John Adams.

My first book…I want to kill it.

 
Paul’s first published book, METARULES OF THE SMF and not the one mentioned above, is about urban cultures that grow from street level to neighborhood nation-gangs. His second book, TO FAIL WITH FLYING COLORS, is about a quack psychiatrist and his experimental methods as told through the stories of six outstanding patients.

Thank god I’m not any of the characters in that book. But in another sense maybe I am all of the characters in that book.

 
His next project is an exploration of legal process and he shares that he researches his projects extensively. He favors characters with audacity and idealism regardless if it leads to any kind of success and his inspirations include Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Celine, Calvino, Becket and that great classic Greek author, Anonymous (perhaps his favorite).

Everyone, please stand up and give Paul a big round of applause for taking part in our Author Interview Plunge series.

Paul John Adams’ Bio
Author Paul John Adams is a father of two who aims to steer his children on the right path. He’s lived well enough, but he’s neither blind nor forgetful. He believes in the universality of human struggle and the occasional necessity of gallows humor. While he’s alive, he knows it’s the strength of family that sustains him. But if, through his words, he can help another soul to shrug off a bit of life’s misery – and even have a laugh at it! – that too will be a treat.

Many writers could be considered as two people; the spiritual element and the vulgar body.

 
Paul and I talked about his background scriptwriting, researching stories, how being a skeptic changes how you write, how he defines success both for himself and his characters, and whether an author should focus on the story or satisfying an audience first (interesting thoughts, there).

When writing the book, there’s no concern whatsoever how people will react to the book.

 
You can find links to Paul’s books on the right or at the bottom of this post (depending on your device). You’ll also find links to Paul’s sites underneath the video.

The solution to everything is to become insane and desperate.

 

The Interview

 
Paul John Adams’ Links
Paul’s website
Paul on Amazon
Befriend and follow Paul on Facebook, Goodreads as both Reviewer and Author and Twitter.

Special bonus to all watchers, listeners and readers of Paul John Adams’ interview; Be one of the first to comment or share (and let us know) and receive a free copy of one of Paul’s books.

The best ideas come while you’re writing, not while you’re planning.
Don’t wait to get thirsty before drinking, drink to put off the thirst.

 

Feb 2018 Author Interview Plunge Schedule

Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Noir Thrillers and Internet Trolls coming your way in Feb 2018

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By now you know I’m serious about interviewing authors.

We continue to have incredibly talented authors coming forward to be interviewed (just signed our first Epic Fantasy author today. She also writes Christian Erotica. Can’t wait to learn about that) and in the coming months we’ll have spoken word artists/performers, award winning poets, espionage, thriller, science and speculative fiction authors and more. Most of April into May is devoted to spies, conspiracies and intelligence operations, all written by authors with backgrounds in intel, military, SWAT and similar subjects.

We’re currently booking interviews for late summer through fall 2018 publication and our reach is constantly growing (Want to win a free book from one of our interviewed authors? Pass this post along through your social networks and let us know. We’ll enter you into a drawing to win. See the bottom of this post for details).

I decided to come out of the Interviewer closet. Jennifer “The Editress” Day asked me probing questions about life, love and the meaning of meaning.
Learn what I’ve written, what I’m working on, what I think makes a good writer, a great author, and what it means to make readers laugh, cry and curse you wildly.
And we laughed a lot. Look for it on Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018.

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 – Internet Troll Hunter and Purveyor of Strange Young Worlds Steve Evans aka Tobor Eichmann

Internet Rider and Purveyor of Strange Young Worlds Steve Evans aka Tobor EichmannAuthor Steve Evans writes under the pseudonym Tobor Eichmann among others and we talk about branding and pen names on Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018.

Until then, you can get Steve’s books on Amazon and follow him on Twitter and Goodreads.

You can also watch a video preview of The World of Adam Dunne on YouTube

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 – SciFi Author and Artist Toby Weston on the Future of Singular Children

SciFi Author and Artist Toby Weston on the Future of Singular ChildrenAuthor Toby Weston shares what it’s like creating a series that starts with recent events and posits an unexpected future on Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018.

Until then, read him at TobyWeston.net, Amazon and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

You can find Toby’s artwork on 2oby.com

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 – Noir Thriller Author Gene Poschman on Watching Jonas Watcher

Watching Noir Thriller Author Gene PoschmanSay that five times fast.

Author Gene Poschman writes Jonas Watcher Noir Thrillers set in 1930s San Francisco and has recently started writing in the fantasy genre. We talk about Have Gun, Will Travel and how wanting Dick&Jane to be either wizards or detectives leads one to writing what you want to read on Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018.

Until then, find him at Amazon, JonasWatcher.com and follow him on Facebook.

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