Here we have it! An interview with a man many of you have already heard of. For those wondering who wrote “The Cruising Serial Killer” I am here to tell you that his name is Michael Don Fess. I caught him for an interview and you will enjoy it. Indulge, enjoy and learn from a writer who has a lot to say.
Q) What does writing give you?
A) It’s one of the creative outlets I enjoy. I do sculpture, paintings, music arranging, etc.
Q) So, what is so creative about writing?
A) You get to invent characters, situations, adventures, and just explore many fictional adventures
Q) I wonder– have you always been an adventure seeking kind of guy?
A) I’ve spent a lifetime enlarging the envelope, trying new things, and to use a trite expression, going where no man has gone before.
Q) What is the most extreme example?
A) Probably, as a developer, buying old buildings and changing the use with creative remodelling. It was the most challenging and profitable.
Q) Let me ask you this: Are books profitable?
A) Not yet, in monetary rewards, but a bonanza in reader responses and feedback.
Q) What do you like to write about?
A) My favorite subjects are the mystery tales in the Caribbean. I had fun writing about the wild Louisiana politics during the 1964 period, but that doesn’t have a wide appeal. My non-fiction work is also a little controversial and appealing. I’ve had some great response from readers.
Q) Mystery tales? Are your tales more “Murder She Wrote” or “Law and Order?”
A) The Caribbean tales are more like adventure, high-tech mysteries, and I like to end them on a happy note.
Q) Do you believe readers react positively to happy-ever-after endings?