Q.) Where did the idea to do a choose your own adventure style book come from?
Q.) You have a military background and especially with the various firearms in the game that was plain. What do you feel your military training help you bring to books?
Q.) You’ve written some screenplays, one of which named Infected, that won some awards. Did the INFECTED book spring from the screenplay?
[pullquote_left] The Click Your Poison series started as an offhand comment in a chat with a friend, who asked, “why are there no choose your own adventure books for adults?” After a quick google search, I found the majority of hits where from others asking the same question. That’s when I knew there was a market. A few people had tried to make primitive html-based adventures, but the result was less than satisfying. However, that lead to another important question: “Could ebooks accept hyperlinks to jump from one section to the next?” After I learned I could, I knew I should give it a try.[/pullquote_left]
Q.) I saw on your site you have a screenplay that’s been picked up. Was it the INFECTED screenplay and if so how close does it stick to the book?
Q.) As part of our fanbase are gamers, I have to ask, do you play video games at all? If so what have you played lately?
Q.) You mention on your About Me blurb on your website that you played a lot of RPG’s growing up. Any favorites?
[A.) Chrono Trigger on the SNES. A friend rented it at a blockbuster and we fell in love with it. But it wasn’t available in stores at the times, so we just told the store we lost it and paid for the game that way. Absolutely could not get enough of that title. Come to think of it, that makes a lot of sense considering the material. The game had a dozen endings that would change based on how you played and what paths you took. It was pretty revolutionary semi-nonlinear gameplay for that era.
Q.) Are you planning to continue to write novels in the Click Your Poison vein?
Q.) Can you give us here at TheParanoidGamer.com a sneak peek of your next planned book?
A.) I’m thinking of a murder thriller, where instead of “Will YOU survive the zombie apocalypse” it’s, “Will YOU solve the mystery?” If you can’t, the killer just gets away with the crime.
There you have it. Again James thanks so much for giving us a chance to talk with you. We look forward to your continued success in the future.