Max Fould, an aristocrat from the Fould banking family, goes off to war under the leadership of Napoleon.
While stranded in Russia, he encounters a creature that sets his life on an unimaginable path based on Russian folklore.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I tend not to have a time. I write when I can, whether it’s during the day or late at night. I do love to write out on the porch or in my classroom on the weekends, where it’s quiet.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
I do need it quiet because otherwise, my mind wanders. It helps to just focus and picture what I’m writing, without distractions.
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Stephen King, of course.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
It depends. How “bad” are we talking?
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
It would have been interesting to interview Lee Harvey Oswald.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Porch, bedroom, recliner. It all depends on if it is reading for pleasure or for research.
Where can I find you wen you are not writing/reading?
School, or driving my daughter to and from athletic events. I’m also a huge baseball fan so I tend to watch a lot of Mets games.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
I’ve only done it once so far and it was surreal, to see my name on the cover and know I made it.
How do you come up with a title for your book?
I honestly don’t remember. It just sounded good without giving away too much about the novel. I like a bit of mystery in the title.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
Spellbound offered me an amazing cover, yet again. They definitely don’t disappoint!
About the author
Alan Derosby, a Maine native, has spent the past several years focusing on his passion: writing. Alan has created original and spooky short stories, having several published in a variety of anthologies. MAN OF CLAY is his debut novel.
When not writing, Alan is teaching history at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine, spending time with his wife and daughter, or watching the New York Mets suffer through another disappointing season.