Greg Wagner lives in a tree house with his wife Roberta and their three dogs Esme, Abby, and Olivia on the side of Wagner Mountain (more like a really big, really steep hill) in Maysel, West Virginia.
When he isn’t plotting to take over the world or in the search of spiritual enlightenment, Greg manages to find time to spin yarns of wonder and amazement. In whatever time is left over, Greg enjoys riding his motorcycle, reading, making glass beads, (www.oneofakindnecklaces.com) splitting firewood, and playing music.
COMING LATE 2019!
Trouble In Paradise - A Psychedelic Encounter of the Extraterrestrial Kind
Aliens have landed in the tiny town of Paradise, Alaska. It is their intent to bestow upon humanity great wisdom and god like powers. In an effort to understand the humans better, the aliens take on human form.
What could possibly go wrong?
A major failure to communicate.
An annual “Peace and Love” festival that draws hundreds of tourists to Paradise.
A freak spring storm that wipes out the power and the only road in or out.
Oh yeah and we almost forgot to mention the five million doses of LSD that accidentally find their way into the town’s water supply.
Add a total collapse of society, super logical aliens developing bad human habits, and a clown/zombie apocalypse and you have “Trouble In Paradise.”
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Smashwords Interview with Greg Wagner
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Christopher Moore. Tim Powers. Richard K. Morgan, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Dan Brown to name more than a few.
I like funny, I like magic and I like action.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife and she can be very persuasive when she wants to be.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I write all the time.
No seriously, when I'm not writing I'm plotting to take over the world.
What is your writing process?
I normally start with a single idea and then I set it aside to sort of let my mind fill the spaces in. When I'm ready, I write it, then I rewrite, rewrite, and rewrite again, until I can't rewrite it anymore.
In case you haven't noticed, I am a firm believer that the magic is in the rewrite.
What do your fans mean to you?
What advice would you have for aspiring authors?
Write, write, write, the more you write the better you will get.
The majority of the population don't even read one book a year,
so don't expect anyone to understand or support what you do, just do it.
Describe your desk
It is an old wooden table that was once part of a tailor shop occupying the garage of a house that I owned in another life.
It sits in front of a window overlooking the mountain I live on.
I make it a point to be organized, I am not a fan of chaos.
What are you working on next?
A funny novel about a group of misfit super heroes.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover design is usually the first thing that I consider.
It has to catch the eye.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing professionally for many years, providing content for websites, and advertising copy.
I didn't start writing fiction seriously until a few years ago.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I had the luxury of growing up in south central Pennsylvania.
Relatively modern with just a touch of backwoods.
We were not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but it made it possible for me to not have to worry about where my next meal came from, as opposed to say, Africa or the Middle East, where survival occupies most of your waking thoughts..
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making the plot stand up and do tricks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote still has yet to be finished. The plot and subject matter are pretty delicate and it is currently stuck in the re-write stage.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever really paid attention to was The Hobbit.
It wasn't long after that, I realized that Fantasy was just the tip of the iceberg of fiction and that my imagination was the only limit.
I'm always happy to hear from fans.
Please feel free to email me with any new questions.
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