INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jason Halstead (@booksbyjason)
Where are you from?
How long have you been writing?
What’s your genre of choice for writing?
Sci-Fi / Fantasy
What’s your genre of choice for reading?
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Thriller
Tell us all about you and your writing!!
I’ve been writing for around twenty years now, but it wasn’t until 2009 that I had my first book published (“Voidhawk”). “Wanted” followed very quickly, then “Dark Earth”. Things started slowly and I grew very disappointed with my publisher, so I launched out to do things on my own. Since then my writing has taken off. Three years later I have over twenty books out.
To date most of my books are either science fiction of fantasy based, but I have branched out occasionally to try other genres. I’m a firm believer in broadening my horizons and abilities, much the same as I hope to never stop learning.
Writing has become many things for me. It’s a therapist, a friend, an adversary, and a religion. I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve found two addictions in life that are (mostly) healthy – writing and working out. It turned out that writing can also be profitable, and that led me to the crazy goal of making writing my day job one day. Since I’m a man driven to reach his goals, I’ve been writing like a man possessed. It’s my short term goal to have thirty books published by the end of 2012. In the age of the ebook my readers want more and they want it now – how dare I try to deny them?
Any new releases that we should be watching for?
Constantly releasing new stuff! Pending books are “Bound”, a romance with an ex-con turned bounty hunter with a soft side, and “Lost Soul”, the fifth book in my Voidhawk fantasy series.
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