Brian Paone

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Author interview: D.T. Sako and his "A Journey of Words" story

Today author D.T. Sako takes over my page with a discussion about his short story, "Baby-Blue Bug," appearing in the anthology A Journey of Words (which also includes my brand new short story, "The Whaler's Dues"):

Synopsis: A guy who is down on his luck buys a VW Beetle at a price he couldn't refuse. Of course, there's more than meets the eye… :)

What inspired you to write this story? It started as the challenge of writing a "journey" story for AJOW. I brought in my own experiences with a baby-blue Bug (my first car), and the story sort of told itself from that point on.

How long have you been writing? I know exactly! :) When I was nine years old, I decided I wanted to write a boy-detective story. I pulled my dad's Underwood typewriter out of the closet (weighed more than me – LOL), and typed out what I recall was a 2 1/2 page story.

What genre do you usually write in and why? I love horror, so I've gravitated to that genre. From roller coasters to Jack the Ripper films, I've always relished the cold tendrils of fear wending up my spine, and wanted to subject others to the same. :) But as the answer to the next question shows, my interests stray…

What else are you working on writing at the moment? I have four novels in various stages of completion. A completed draft of one I call "supernatural noir" because I'm not sure how well it dovetails into any particular genre. A second WIP is definitely "classic" horror. A third WIP is historical fiction (I absolutely LOVE history). And the fourth is fantasy (doesn't a bit of Tolkien flow through all of us?).

What advice do you have to give to new writers? Write. Read. Write. Read.

How can people discover more about you and your work? 
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDTSako/

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