Greg Wagner lives in a tree house with his wife Roberta and their dogs 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, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, reading, splitting firewood, making music and playing with melted glass.
A note from Greg:
All of my novels are written in progressive active past tense, third person privileged perspective, with "privileged" meaning all point of view (POV) character's thoughts are in italics, present tense, and first person perspective.
Hope this helps!
I just published Atlantis Rising. I plan on taking a short break and then start work on something new. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates...
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 inspiring 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 in the spaces. 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 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.
What are you working on next?
A funny novel about a mysterious island that appears off the coast of the Florida.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover design is usually the first thing 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 more years than I care to count, providing content for websites, advertising copy and fiction.
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 I usually didn't 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 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 Fantasy was just the tip of the iceberg of fiction and that my imagination was the only limit.
In Loving Memory of:
Esmerelda Margaret "Note Spelling" Wagner
Born December 16, 2008 - Died March 25, 2020
Rest in peace Baby, you will always be the best dog a boy could ever have.
I'm always happy to hear from fans.
Please feel free to email me with any new questions.
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