Friday, June 8, 2012

Interview with MJ Fletcher, author of the Doorknob Society

I'm very excited today to have MJ Fletcher, author of the Doorknob Society and the Impossible Engineers, on the blog today for an interview.

Hi MJ and welcome to Megan Likes Books!

Thanks Megan, glad to be here.

First, can you tell us a little more about the Doorknob Society?

The Doorknob Society Saga is the story of Chloe Masters. She’s a bit of a loner but that has to change as she comes to learn about her new abilities and her family is put in danger. It has mystery, intrigue, action, adventure and even a bit of romance. I mean who doesn’t want those things in life?

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Hmmmmm, let me see. I guess I would have to say; calm, passionate, friendly, happy and crazy. The last one is probably my favorite. People underestimate a good amount of crazy making life more enjoyable.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer?

Never stop writing, even if what you’re writing is horrible. Just keep going and it will get better. I can’t even begin to tell you how many pages of my own writing I dumped after rereading it. But the more you write the better you get, plus you can always edit.

Can you describe your writing style?

Fast…one person described my writing as breakneck speed. I always liked that. I enjoy when things are happening and the story is moving along.

Who are your biggest literary inspirations?

I doubt I could name all of them, but a few are; Edgar Rice Burroughs, JK Rowling, Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe. I’d say the writer who had the biggest effect on me would be my mother, Donna Fletcher. She’s been a writer since I was young and I seeing her do it made me believe it was possible.

What’s next on your writing agenda?

I am writing the last book of the Doorknob Society Saga, as we speak. Which is fun and a little tough since I’ve enjoyed it so much. Book three, The Mapmakers Union will be out in July.
I’m also writing a web comic Adam Zero, with some great guys Evan Quiring and Donovan Yaciuk, doing the art chores on it. We’re having a blast doing that.
After that I have a few options of what to work on next. A new YA series I have planned or a thriller. There is also a chance I could return to the Doorknob Society at some point. But that will depends on if the fans want it.

Any words of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Write! But other than that live as much as possible, all the best writing comes from having rich experiences. You might not need to travel to outer space or fight vampires. But going out and having fun with your friends can certainly help recharge the writing batteries.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thank you Megan, it was a lot of fun. :)

The Doorknob Society sounds like a really great series and I can't wait to start it. Watch for my reviews of the first two books coming soon! You check out the other stops on the blog tour here. Also, enter an awesome giveaway!

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