Interview With Bryan T. Clark
- Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?
After I retired from a twenty-seven-year career in Law Enforcement back in 2015, I made the switch from a part-time writer to a full-time writer. At the time I had only published Ancient House of Cards. I love being a full-time writer because I can devote so many more hours in the day to my craft. I am not sure how other people work full time and publish multiple books in a year. I’m always impressed when I see this.
- What was the weirdest thing you had to Google for your story?
For the love of God, if I die, someone PLEASE erase my search engine! The stuff we writers have to google is sometimes too funny. Like for Come to the Oaks, I had to google what men used for lube back in 1844. Who knew lard was multipurpose? I keep waiting for a pop-up message from Google saying, “Your account has been closed. Your ass is too nasty!” I swear it was all done in the name of research!
- What was the first book that made you cry?
I was kind of a cry baby as a kid, so it could have been ‘Horton Hears a Who’ by Dr. Seuss. In the book, Horton the elephant is ridiculed for believing in something he can’t see. They tried to hurt poor Horton. The book is designed to teach kids about equality and standing up for something you believe in. I’ll also cry when I am editing my own stuff during a sad scene, as if I had never read it.
- Which of your own characters would you Kill? Fuck? Marry? And why?
Oh! I like this question! I would for sure kill Ian’s mother, Lucille, from Ancient House of Cards. I hate that B*ch! How the heck did that witch even get in my book? I’m not a hoe, but I would fuck Nicky (Before Sunrise), Diego (Diego’s Secret), Noah (Far Away), and Gideon (Gideon’s Wish). Of course, this would all be done over the course of a week, and not all in one night. After all, I am a man in my fifties, and require a minimum of seven hours of sleep at night these days. I would definitely marry Noah. I love Noah’s innocence, and that he loves so deeply and unconditionally.
- What are you working on now, and when can we expect it?
I always have several ‘cakes in the oven’. Unless the characters stop talking to me, my next release is Hawthorne Manor, set for release in May 2022. This story involves a cranky old man, a nosey housekeeper, and two men that can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves.