Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
As a preacher’s son, I grew up moving every few years and have lived throughout the Southeast in over a dozen cities. I’m a Kindle best-selling author of several books, including the highly-praised Alexandria Rising Chronicles. I am a 2017 Independent Author of the Year Finalist and a 2017 Georgia Author of The Year nominee. I’ve also worked in journalism for over 20 years and been honored by organizations such as The Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, playing guitar, shooting short films and gardening.
In 2005, I was named Berry College Outstanding Young Alumni of The Year
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “In Pursuit of The Pale Prince.” It was inspired in a way to free myself up stylistically and in world creation as my action-adventure trilogy was rooted in this world.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write everywhere and anywhere – on my lunch break, in the car, on park benches, in the woods, the library, dictating in the car on the way to work.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am a huge fan of authors from all genres, however, at the top of my list would be J.R.R. Tolkien, Frederick Buechner, C.S. Lewis, Pat Conroy, J.P. Donleavy, Henri Nouwen and Susanna Clarke.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I am working on the sequel to, “In Pursuit of The Pale Prince.”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media, my website, www.markwallacemaguireauthor.com, youtube, book signings, amazon and goodreads.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep at it. Don’t doubt yourself. Don’t give up. Write. Rewrite. Edit. Write again. Surround yourself with positive people.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading, “The Winter King” by Bernard Cornwell and re-reading the Porter Osborne Jr. trilogy by Ferrol Sams.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am working on several projects, with hopes to finish the sequel to, “In Pursuit of The Pale Prince” by fall 2019.
What is your favorite book of all time?
A toss up between “Lord of The Rings” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.”