A casual conversation with an author
Web site: www.simondunn.me.uk
Decaf or regular?
Regular. I don’t see the point of decaf. It’s like buying a Mars Bar without chocolate.
How do you like your eggs?
I’m British so the technical terms elude me. I like my fried ones to have a runny yolk, and my boiled ones to be soft, and my scrambled ones to be scrambled. The only term I know is “over-easy” and I have no idea what that means.
What do you think of the Kindle Revolution and how it’s affecting the publishing industry?
I think it’s brilliant that it has snatched away the grubby hands of the vanity presses, and given authors a way to monetise their out of print work as well as opening up earnings for smaller volume publishing.
Describe your favorite character of all the ones you’ve created.
I enjoyed writing a character in a script recently. He constantly surprised me with his antics and had such a quirky demeanour he was entertaining to write.
I’ve really grown to like Vic Malone from Rotten Apple too. I might write some more for him.
What’s surprised you most about digital publishing?
The ease and the community.
What’s the best piece of advice on being an author that you ever heard?
If you could dabble in another genre, what would it be?
I do dabble in other genres. I flit between comedy and drama with my screenwriting, and I enjoy the different disciplines.
Want a slice of pie with that?
There’s always room for pie.
The Hylander Diner thanks Simon for stopping by!