Arch by Michael N. Riley - Historical Fiction - Some men are just to mean to die!
Archby Michael N. Riley
Interview with Michael N. Riley
They say hind sight is 20/20. If you could give advice to the writer you were the first time you sat down to write, what would it be.
Answer: I had an English teacher edit my first draft. Very discouraging, I felt they killed the voice of the story Use an editor, have friends or acquaintances read the story and listen to their suggestions.
Are themes a big part of your stories, or not so much?
Answer: Yes, themes are important for me. Good vs evil is something we deal with everyday.
What are you working on now?
Answer: I wrote the sequel to my first book and is being edited right now. My newest project had to do with something that happened to me and my brother when we were kids. All I will say about is it scared the you know what out of us.
Who is your favorite character from your own stories, and why?
Answer: Doc Strafford of course is my main character. Doc wanted to help the New Mexico Territory to become a State. He wanted law and order and drive out those that brought so much misery to his community. He has an noble idea to use his friends to make that dream a reality. My second favorite character is Dalton Crane. A washed out lawman sent to the territory to end his career but instead of going away became a vital part of Doc’s plan.
What are your plans for future projects?
Answer: I drive down the road and tell my wife “What do you think about this for a story?” Right now I have at least three stories I could write. One has a rough draft.