Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a screenwriter, producer, director, and teacher. CONCEPTUS is my second book and my first novel. My first book is a textbook on screenwriting titled PROCESS TO PRODUCT.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
CONCEPTUS started life as a screenplay. I wanted to explore a mix of ideas. Where the nation stands on a woman's right to choose. The role of religion in society, and the hope that there is love for everyone who seeks it.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am a big fan of Stephen King. I find his style easy to read, visually evocative, and always clear. Growing up I read and loved EB White, Tolkien, James Clavell, Edgar Allen Poe, and Arthur Conan Doyle. I was an avid reader as a child.
What are you working on now?
I am writing the sequel to Conceptus and a new novel set in a dystopian future titled Thinning the Herd.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have a website http://www.brianherskowitz.com, but I also do quite a bit of marketing on TikTok.
Which Websites you like most to promote your book
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write for yourself first. Don't try to guess what others might or might not like. Make a schedule and keep to it. Set realistic goals.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never scratch a tiger's balls with a wire brush.
What are you reading now?
The Time is Ripe - the journals of Clifford Odets.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Completing the sequel and Thinning the Herd, and working on two new film/TV projects.
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?
The Stand, A Wrinkle in Time, The Once and Future King, The Princess Bride, and Jim Pipe's How to Survive on a Desert Island.