Author’s Spotlight – Author Bryan Dull
Tell me a little about yourself.
Well. Let’s see. I live in Indiana right now with my wife and daughter. I recently graduated college with a Bachelors in Business. I also write for the High Score Reviews website where I do articles and reviews of film, television and games.
When did you start writing? Is it something you’ve wanted to do since you were a kid, or did you start because a story came to you that you needed to get out?
When I was around 13 I was grounded for a couple weeks where my room was just a loft in the upstairs of my dad’s house in Florida. While I was sweating to death and nobody was allowed to touch the thermostat, I found an old typewriter and started going to town on a story.
How many books have you written, what are their titles, where can we find them?
I have ‘Pill Hill’ that is coming out in June. I also have my Solstice Chronicle novels, ‘Solstice’ and ‘Equinox’, as well as my shorts, “Daddy” (a prequel to Pill Hill), “Christians Christmas Conundrum”, and “Sewer Drains & Lighthouses”. All are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as other outlets.
What genre do you write in? If multiple genres, which is your favorite to write in and why?
I started off writing horror just because that genre is what inspired me to write. ‘Solstice’ and ‘Equinox’ were horror/psychological horror, but I thought that I needed to expand a little, so I wrote Pill Hill as drama with little hints of the psychological, especially in one chapter.
I don’t really have a favorite yet just because I have liked the ones I have done so far.
Who or what is your inspiration to write?
Stephen King. I obsessed with the movies when I was a kid to the point where my first novel was ‘Pet Cemetery’ (my parents didn’t know any better. I was nine) He proved that you don’t have to be pigeonholed to one genre which is something I am fighting with right now.
Which authors do you look up to?
Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ernest Cline, Neil Gaiman, and Chuck Palahniuk.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career, or even just a hobby, in writing?
Write because you want to. Don’t do it for the fame, or the possible money. When people do this, they tend to become disappointed in the long run. It is hard to make a name for yourself and is even harder to get published with huge publishing houses. Start small and start a blog, write for smaller publications if you can.
What are you working on now?
Jeez. What am I not working on is the question. I know some want a new “Solstice” book so I am actively thinking about that. I am half way done with the first part of a short story series dealing with angels. The next, big thing I am thinking about is a novel that has the working title of ‘Author’.
What is your favorite book and why?
‘The Thief of Always’ by Clive Barker. I like it because it’s a constant reminder that the best things in life come in small doses and people do not have to have everything all the time. Then you have nothing to look forward to in life.
Are you reading anything now?
I just started ‘Damned’ by Chuck Palahniuk
Of the characters you’ve written so far, which one is your favorite and why?
Mason from ‘Pill Hill’, he was the easiest to write because he is me in a lot of cases. Some of the events in the story are true while some are exaggerated a bit.
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Pill Hill Pre-oder @ B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pill-hill-bryan-w-dull/1121967248?ean=9781941253519