Interview with A.P. Fuchs

Hi all! As you know I recently read and reviewed A.P. Fuchs Blood of my World novellas, which were just awesome! They're nice quick reads but still very compelling. And A.P. was kind enough to answer some questions I had. So here they are:


JESSICA: How hard is it to write a novella versus a novel? Did you struggle with trying to write a shorter story?

A.P.: Not really, no. Going in to write the Blood of my World series, I knew each installment would be novella length, some 20-25,000 words or so. I suppose my subconscious took care of the rest and, as I wrote, released the details to me in a way that would accommodate the novella size.

JESSICA: Where did you get the idea for the Blood of my World series?

A.P.: When I decided I wanted to do a vampire story with a strong love theme throughout it, I basically just decided on a) what kind of vampires I would be writing about, and in the case of the series, they’re the not-nice, ugly, blood-sucking kind yet with residual human attributes from their previous life. B) In terms of the love part of the story, since it’s about two sixteen-year-olds, I knew right away this wasn’t going to be a steamy romance, so instead I decided to draw inspiration from past relationships, both the joy from them and the brutal heartache.

To be honest, I don’t write romances, but instead write love stories (usually under my pen name Peter Fox, whose titles include April and My Angel and Me). There’s a difference between the two and, to me, a love story is much more poignant and a much stronger way to tell a story than a romance fantasy of some sort.

The rest just came as I wrote as I’m one of those fly-by-the-seat-your-pants writers and rarely plan a story.

JESSICA: Will there be more novellas in the series? (Please say yes!)

I plan on it. I’m not sure if I’ll write another three and release them all at once like Discovery of Death, Memories of Death, and Life of Death, or if I’ll just put them out one at a time. I do like having a story arc running through a few books so most likely any future story will be a three-parter again.

A.P.: When not writing, what else do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? Please define. Kidding. I really don’t have any. I’m fortunate that my career is writing and publishing so a lot of time is spent doing that, both creating my own stuff and running my company, Coscom Entertainment along with its Christian imprint, Torn Veil Books. It’s something I love to do and, actually, I get bored if I’m not doing it. I have a hard time with “regular” everyday life stuff.

The rest of the time is spent with my two young sons, my wife and cooking.

I try and take Sundays off, so that usually means I do church in the morning then get together with my folks later on in the day.

That’s pretty much it.

JESSICA: In 5 words how would describe the Blood of my World series?

A.P.: Intense, teen vampire love story.

JESSICA: What book are you currently reading or read last?

A.P.: I just finished 24x7, a graphic novel by Alec Longstreth, which contains seven of his 24-hour comics. The guy’s such a terrific storyteller.

JESSICA: Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions! I look forward to reading more in this series!

A.P.: Thanks for having me!

About the Author:

A.P. Fuchs is the author of many novels and short stories, most of which have been published. His most recent books are Possession of the Dead, Magic Man Plus 15 Tales of Terror and Zombie Fight Night: Battles of the Dead, in which zombies fight such classic monsters as werewolves, vampires, Bigfoot, and even go up against awesome foes like pirates, ninjas, and . . . Bruce Lee.

A.P. Fuchs is also known for his superhero series, The Axiom-man Saga, and the author of the shoot ’em up zombie trilogy, Undead World. He also edited the zombie anthologies Dead Science and Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes: Zany Zombie Poetry for the Undead Head.

Fuchs lives and writes in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Visit his corner of the Web at www.canisterx.com
He can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ap_fuchs

Here are my reviews for all 3 novellas in the Blood of my World series:

2 comments:

  1. Great interview. These books look really interesting. I will try and check them out soon. Just got a kindle. woo hoo!!

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  2. Thank you, Amber. Hope you like it.

    And thanks, Jessica, for the interview and reviews.

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