Richard R Becker
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm an award-winning writer with three books, two of which are short story collections.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My but novel Third Wheel picked me more I chose it. After writing a short story with the same name, I immediately knew it would become my first novel.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I've very much a wake up, work out, and start writing with a cup of coffee kind of writer. It stems for working a professional writer for more than 30 years.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I've always felt Ernest Hemingway and John Updike do the best job writing straight, honest prose about people.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a psychological thriller set in Maine.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Amazon tends to deliver the lion's share of sales, but I've been gaining ground on Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and other venues.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Put your project first. Too many new writers treat their writing like a hobby.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Every writer approaches the process, prose, and plot line different. You don't want to be like everybody else.
What are you reading now?
Light Bringer by Pierce Brown, All The Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby, The Winners by Fredrick Backman, and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I can see my next three novels very clearly, but I would like to work in a few more short stories too, especially those that intersect with my first book 50 States.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
After How to Survive on a Desert Island, I might make room for The Dog Stars, Dune, and a blank book so I can get to work!