Continuing with my interviews with BHB folk, next up is Scott Toney.
Scott is Co-Founder, Author at Breakwater Harbor Books, and a thoroughly nice person!
When he asked me to become a BHB author, I jumped at the chance. I’m very happy that GhostCityGirl has found a suitable home!
But enough about me, it’s time to throw some random q’s at Scott…
When did you decide that writing was the thing for you?
It’s so hard to put a lock down on that, because I’ve been engrossed in writing some work or other since I was at least around fourteen years old, but my real passion for writing started when I was seventeen and began writing Dusk Crescence, my Fantasy genre poetry book. There haven’t been many days since I began writing that book that I haven’t written something.
What is your favourite written work so far?
Eep. My favorite so far has got to be The Ark of Humanity. It’s got a bit of everything, faith, sci-fi/fantasy, love and darkness, and I feel it is the most unique and beautiful of my book premises.
I am halfway through Ark and it does indeed have a bit of everything! It’s also a very good read.
Out of all your characters, which one do you relate to the most?
My wife says that there’s a character in each of my books that I am very similar too. The funny thing is that she’s right. I’d have to say that the one I currently relate to the most though is Ben in the Romantic Suspense book Hearts of Avon. I’ve worked real bits of my life in to his character and his personality is a decent bit like mine. In the Nova Trilogy I’d say I relate the most to Ivanus.
Do you listen to music when writing? If so, what kind and why?
I never did before this year but now that I’m writing NovaSiege, the second in the Nova Trilogy, I’m listening to the musical score to Guardians of the Galaxy and the musical score to The Lord of the Rings. They really get the mind in the right place and because there are no words nothing distracts my mind from my own words.
Ooh, I haven’t listened to the LOTR soundtrack for ages. Must give is a spin later.
What novelty item would you like to see spawned from your novels?
Comic books based on my Nova Trilogy.
What motivates you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys)?
The responses from my readers about how much they enjoy my works really drive me forward, that and the desire to strengthen people’s faith through my Christian works.
Which book do you wish you had written?
The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams. Williams is the master, the pinnacle of authorship. And that book is stunning.
Good choice! Tad Williams is rather excellent.
The best thing about being a writer is…
The dozens of worlds spinning through my mind constantly and the friendships forged with other authors.
Totally agree there!
The worst thing is …
Not having enough time in the day to write more.
What next from Scott Toney?
In June the second book in the Nova Trilogy is releasing and then I’ll be working on book three in the Trilogy, NovaDark, a sequel to The Ark of Humanity, a short Sci-Fi work for Breakwater Harbor Books’ upcoming Anthology and a short Christian short work that I’ll probably be releasing before the end of the year. There are too many stories in my mind and not enough time to get them all on paper!
Thanks so much Simon! Have a fantastic day!
Ladies and Gents, do go check out Scott’s novels. You know it makes sense!
Here comes Scott’s bio:
Singer, Father, Husband and Author, Scott J. Toney is a family man first and a great lover of the written word. With over 45,000 copies sold he tackles Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Christian genres, using his Journalism and Public Relations background in constructing characters and worlds.
His first book, The Ark of Humanity, is a what-if mer novel based on the story of Noah and the flood. His most recent work is the Sci-Fi book NovaForge, a fast-paced post apocalyptic read. Scott holds degrees in Journalism and Public Relations and marks his greatest achievement as his family.
“I can see comparisons to Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy in some of the themes raised [in The Ark of Humanity]. As with Pullman’s ‘daemons’, the relationship between the beings and their companions who transport them is particularly enjoyable, a relationship which also reminded me of the dragons in the film ‘Avatar’. I can see this as a fantastic storyboard for a Pixar film.” – HarperCollins’ review of The Ark of Humanity
The Ark of Humanity
Hearts of Avon
The Last Supper: John