J. O. Quantaman
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an indie author. Previously, I have worked in photography, sport fishing, the transportation sector and software development. I have published three books of the Cool Assassins series. These are fast paced, deal with adult themes and set around the Pacific Rim in the 2070s. I am working on the 4th novel in the series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Afterlife: Cool Assassins 3” has come out this year. It is a police procedural with nonstop action. An elite group of agents chase down a murderer-rapist and bring him to justice.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write after waking from sleep.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Margaret Atwood, Greg Bear, Connie Willis, David Weber, Colleen McCullough, Walter Jon Williams, Bruce Sterling
What are you working on now?
I am working on another installment of the Cool Assassins series. It’s entitled “Next Gen” and it focuses more on the Young Adult genre, since both lead characters are teenagers.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
https://www.psignologic.net has free downloads of excerpts for all my published works and several engrossing essays. Since not everyone who buy the eBook versions has a device capable of color, I provide a PDF with full-color pictures of the illustrations in my books. As well, there is a complete bibliography and glossary of terms.
Which Websites you like most to promote your book
Facebook and Twitter
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you know.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Strive for clarity.
What are you reading now?
“The portrait of a Lady” by Henry James
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hoping to acquire an agent or publisher
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?
Books by Colleen McCullough or David Weber. They write full novels, so I won’t get bored.