Tell me a bit about yourself…
I stepped out in 2014 and completed a bachelor’s degree in alternative medicine. A spinal disease ushered in the end of my working career and I floundered around for a few years before deciding what I really wanted to do. To write.
What genre/s do you write in?
If you split hairs, I write in the erotica genre, but I prefer to call it Sexy Scifi. The anthology I’m writing is all about the sun halting dead in the sky. Super-heating threatens everyone stuck under the sun, while freezing is a concern for populations in the dark. Each book is about a narrow group of loving people and how they survive. It’s a complicated genre.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing as a hobby for over 40 years, seriously for only two years.
Do you have any published books or articles? Tell me a bit about these and what publishing route you took.
I have published Eternal Heat as part of The Day the Earth Stood Still anthology through Boroma Publishing which works with indies. The book is available on Amazon, here: https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Heat-Earth-Stood-Still-ebook/dp/B08GYDS7DK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=patrick+morton&qid=1620348536&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
Did you use an editor? If so who?
Did you use a book formatter and cover designer?
Boroma Publishing formatted my book and my cover designer is Moira Nelligar.
Did you self-publish or get traditionally published? How did this go for you?
I’m an indie and it’s a lot of work.
How do you market your work and promote your brand? (Include links)
I market through a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. It is my least favorable part of writing, hands down.
What social media and writing platforms would you recommend?
I use Facebook and Twitter to promote my book.
Do you use an agent?
Do you use paid advertising? If so what?
Do you have a blog or website?
What inspires you most to write? The human condition and the vitality I have regarding sex. That and the message I told Jesus I would put in my writing. Erotica may seem a crazy medium for a message from God, but my readers need to hear that Jesus loves them no matter what they are into or what they are doing. That’s it.
What do you do to help with writer's block?
I solve writer’s block by getting busy writing something, even if it’s pointless and I end up throwing it out.
How do you plan your writing and start?
The whole process is instantaneous. I don’t even use an outline.
Is writing your full-time job? If not what else do you do?
Writing is the only thing I do now.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment, I’m working on The Everlasting Daylights which is book 2 of The Day the Earth Stood Still anthology.
What is your target audience?
My target audience is women 25 to 45 years old.
How long does it take you to write a book?
I can write one in a few months, granted these are over 130,000 words.
When did you first discover you enjoyed writing?
While in high school, graduating in 1978.
What is your writing schedule look like?
Early morning until lunch, usually not taking time for breakfast, then evening hours until bedtime, about midnight.
What does your family think about you writing?
They are totally opposed to it.
What do you do when you are not writing?
I am always writing.
Where do you get information and ideas for your writing?
Ideas for books come upon me like a thief in the night, a sudden explosion in my consciousness. Research for my books comes mainly from the internet.
What do you think makes a good story?
A good story is one that takes the reader away to a different place and time with believable characters and circumstances. No bull shit, which is a turn-off for readers, I think.