A Meeting with Author Paul Levas
Paul Levas is a man who knows where he is going. As a writer, he will be writing till the day he dies. I wanted to interview Levas here for the site, and I really wanted to get him to tell you why you need to be reading his books. As a horror writer, he takes his inspiration from Stephen King– what better education could there be? Read, learn and enjoy….
If you could work with any author who would it be?
Stephen King and Michael Bray.
Who is your favourite author, and is you writing style similar to theirs?
Stephen King, and I have been told my style is very similar.
What’s your favourite part of a book, Paul?
The ending. But I love the entire story. See how things develop.
When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
No, however, in a novel I am about to start, the main character’s name is Donald King–for Donald Westlake and Stephen King.
How have your personal experiences affected your writing?
Greatly. I write what I know. For example, I just wrote a story titled Restroom, where a young boy is locked inside a porta-potty. When I was six or seven, I myself was locked inside. I was terrified. My aunt rescued me.
What genre of books do you like to read? Do you limit yourself to only the genre that you write yourself?
For about a year I read Stephen King and Joe Hill, but now I am on year #2 of Harry Potter. To answer your question, I love Horror, Fantasy, thrillers.
Were you always good at writing?
Most authors of whom I am a fan started writing very young. I was a video game junkie until I turned sixteen. Since then, I’ve been writing. At first I wasn’t good. Like anything else, I’ve learned a lot as I’ve written and read more.
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