All Things Writing

An interview with author Patrick Dugan

July 24, 2021 Bryan the Writer/ Patrick Dugan Season 2 Episode 20
All Things Writing
An interview with author Patrick Dugan
Show Notes Transcript

Welcome everyone to this next episode of All things writing. 

This year I was fortunate to be a vendor at ConGregate 2021. It was my first time back in the convention waters in a long time and it was really nice to know that we are getting back to the regular routine of things. When we go to Cons, authors do spend time talking with our colleagues about what is going on in the business. I lucked out to get a spot next to my next guest.

Welcome to the show, Mr. Patrick Dugan! Join us as we talk about all kinds of things including;

How did your early writing experiences shape you?

You read a lot as a child. What would you say was the biggest influence during that time and why? What did those early influences give you?

Tell us about “The Darkest Storm” series.

You also wrote “Fate and Flux”, which is steampunk. I am fascinated how connected SciFi and steampunk are connected in many ways. And, for that measure, paranormal thrillers can be added to that mix. Would you consider yourself to be multi-genre?

You mentioned Fallstaff Publishing and John Hartness. In the “about” section of your website. How did that relationship start?

For people looking into finding the right publisher, what would you say are the most important considerations?

I know that at the Con we were at, you gave a discussion on how to use tools for helping you in your writing career. I think we are sometimes awash in tools and a new one comes out every few minutes to solve all of our problems. What would you say are your favorites?

Want to know more? Check out Patrick on the links below!

His website: https://www.patrickdugan.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.dugan.3781
Twitter: https://twitter.com/P_Dugan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patrickduganauthor/

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Welcome everyone to this next episode of All things writing. I am your host, Bryan Nowak. I have to tell you that this has been one heck of a week for me. I got sick last weekend and it was pretty awful. Just goes to show in the world where we are all still worried about COVID, other things can reach out and grab you. Put me down for like three days. But I am back on my feet again and producing shows for you lovely people.

This year I was fortunate to be a vendor at ConGregate 2021. It was my first time back in the convention waters in a long time and it was really nice to know that we are getting back to the regular routine of things. When we go to Cons, authors do spend time talking with our colleagues about what is going on in the business. I lucked out to get a spot next to my next guest.

So, ladies and gents, welcome to the show, Mr. Patrick Dugan, Patrick, Welcome.

*Insert Author Stuff Here*

Patrick, we have a tradition here on the show where we allow all guests the opportunity to guess what the number one listening city is for the show over the last ten episodes. So, to put you on the spot, what do you think?

 

Great guess, but it is actually Columbus, Ohio. And not too surprisingly San Antonio, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia take the number two spots. I think they have been in that configuration for quite a whole. 

But, we have books to talk about, so lets get rolling. Why don’t we start by hearing a little more about you?

*Give us some background on who you are, where you are from, etc.

 

Q1. I am going to read something from your website, “and he started writing horribly. Bad short stories and worse novels would follow.” I think, what a lot of people don’t understand when they get into writing when they are new, is that this is pretty true of us all. How was that early process for you and what were your take-aways from that time?

Q2. You read a lot as a child. What would you say was the biggest influence during that time and why? What did those early influences give you?

Q3. Tell us about “The Darkest Storm” series.

Q4. You also wrote “Fate and Flux”, which is steampunk. I am fascinated how connected SciFi and steampunk are connected in many ways. And, for that measure, paranormal thrillers can be added to that mix. Would you consider yourself to be multi-genre?

Q5. You mentioned Fallstaff Publishing and John Hartness. In the “about” section of your website. How did that relationship start?

Q6. For people looking into finding the right publisher, what would you say are the most important considerations?

Q7. I know that at the Con we were at, you gave a discussion on how to use tools for helping you in your writing career. I think we are sometimes awash in tools and a new one comes out every few minutes to solve all of our problems. What would you say are your favorites?

Q8. Last question, and most importantly, where can people find your books?