Hypothetically Speaking with Author RG Porter

An Author Interview
by Coey Cain

“Even when Life seems at its most dark and despairing… there is within, the power to make change.”
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Author RG Porter

RG Porter has written a plethora of titles in genres such as Fantasy (dark, urban, epic) Paranormal and Supernatural Horror. She’s dabbling into some murder thrillers as well. Most of the covers were done by Tamra Westberry and Deadly Descent was done by Elena Helfrecht.

There’s several ways to reach RG Porter. Her website is done nicely and you can check out more about the Author and her books. You can get a hold of her on Facebook, show your support and keep up with what’s new and make sure you scope out her Blog.

Keepers of Water

Keepers of Water
Arieana’s brother is murdered by fanatics hell bent on eradicating humankind. In an attempt to free her brother’s soul, she crossed the rift between her world and humans. Once there she uncovers a conspiracy more deadly than the storms tearing her world apart.
Links:
Amazon US & Amazon UK

 

 

Innok’s Curse

Innok’s Curse
Gabriel is cursed. During the day he flies as a dragon, and during the night as a man. One woman can save him, and she’s hunted by the same man who caused his curse.
Links:
Amazon US & Amazon UK

 

 

Deadly Descent

 

 

Deadly Descent

Sometimes the discovery of a lifetime is better left alone. Dr. Tori Cutter finds out just how true that statement is when she is stuck hundreds of miles beneath the water’s surface and getting out alive proves more dangerous than the water outside.
Links:
Amazon US & Amazon UK

 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, I have 2 kids, 2 cats (also my kids) and a hubby who is a Brit. I love all sorts of music and hope to move back to the UK down the line. Oh, and I love playing MMORPGs (online role playing games). Past that, I’m quite easy going. I do have a day job, so writing is done when I’m able to. OH and I LOVE horror/supernatural movies.

If you use a pen name, tell us why…
I write under RG Porter. It’s a pen name, but only in a sense. It’s actually my last name and my first and middle initial.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I’ve written for as far back as I can remember, or at least told myself adventures. The first thing I ever wrote was when I was about 6 years old and had a cold. It was winter time and I was stuck in my bedroom in Ill. I wrote a small poem about a snowman.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve always loved coming up with stories in my head. We had to write a story for school one day and my teacher told me I needed to keep writing as my ideas were fun.

Where did you grow up and what was it like?
Well, I was born in Illinois, grew up in Kansas and have since lived in Florida and now Texas. Out of them all I preferred growing up in KS as we lived in the country and I would just sit outside staring at the stars and tell myself stories. It was a brewing pot for ideas.

Where do you live now and what’s it like?
I currently live just outside Austin and it is just plain hot. Lots of traffic, dust and people. It’s busy here, but it could be worse. We live in an area that is quiet for the most part.

Do you have a day job?
If so, tell us about it… I work in Insurance ( I know quite mundane for a writer). But I enjoy it as it provides structure to my brain.

If you could write a different genre, what would it be?
I’ve started a couple stories that involve murder mysteries of sorts. One of them is in first person, which is totally new for me. What I would love to do is take a stab (no pun intended) into medical thrillers. I adore Leonard Goldberg’s stuff.

How much of the book is based on real life experience?
Most of my novels take aspects from everyday living. Whether it is where I live at, people I’ve been exposed to, or things I’ve watched/read. Everything around us has an influence on how we perceive things, even if we don’t see it.

What are your current projects?
I have a few items in works. I’m writing a short novella involving an Agent of the MCA (Mystical Creatures Agency) Think of it as the FBI of the Fae world. I’m also working on a novel being done in 1st person titled Blood Betrayal. Think of a Detective show meets Dylan Dog (movie). Both are a ton of fun. I also have follow-ups to a few of my series jotted down as well as a short for another anthology coming up.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about a book and what would it be?
I would make the Darkness Unleashed series darker I think. My writing has evolved from light fantasy to a more darker element.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Well, for the FBI one, the main character is Agent Fae E. Nuff. He’s teamed up with Jasmine (Jaz) Frost to try and find a kidnapped toothfairy agent. So far it has been a ton of fun to write. Working on the Fae world but without all the light magic you see most times. This is definitely an action adventure book, but will be readable by most ages.

Blood Betrayal follows the MC Samantha (Sam) Stone. She lives in a world where humans and creatures of the night (undead, werewolves, shapeshifters, immortals/ancients) co-exist with humans. It’s not always smooth and there are rifts between all the races. She’s a detective that is called in when crimes cross over between the species.

Do you ever experience writer’s block and how do you get your inspiration back?
Oh definitely. I generally will take time away from what I’m writing and either watch a movie or get on one of my online games and play around. They are both great for kicking the juices back into gear.

What do you do when you are not writing?
Spend time with my family. That can be doing anything from swimming, TV, playing games, whatever we feel like doing.

How did you choose the genre you write in?
I’ve always been drawn to things paranormal/supernatural. I may start with an idea, but the story will take on a life of its own as it is written.

Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere, anywhere. Not to mention my dreams are fantastic for giving me crazy plotlines. It’s the one place you can have anything happen and there is so many possibilities available.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
I’ll generally put together a rough outline, but I never stick to it. My characters tend to have different ideas in mind.

How do you market your work?
What avenues have you found to work best for your genre? I find it can be hit or miss, so I just go with what I can. I blog when I can, announce on FB/Twitter/Goodreads etc. I also do giveaways/contests when I’m able. Plus I’m part of a group of authors and we put out anthologies a few times per year.

Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Not as of yet. Being an indie, I can get the works out there, once they are ready.

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Never give up. Just keep writing and reading. Learn what you can and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You won’t learn unless you try.

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your words of kindness, for reading the adventures and for taking the time to read.

On What’s Unique about RG Porter…

“Well if you ask my husband, he would tell you that I’m mentally insane for marrying a Brit and that I’m half human half cat. Never sure how true some of that is. I am an animal lover and find I can get most creatures to come up to me. I’m also a huge believer in paranormal activity. Some of it is due to an open mind, the other half is due to experiences I’ve had in the past. Between dreams coming true (nothing crazy but very mundane lol) to seeing images that can’t possibly be there.”

The Hypothetical Hotspot™

What are you going to do when the Zombie Apocalypse hits?
Get a boat and make my way to an island that can be fortified to keep me and my family safe. I’ll make sure to grab as many weapons, food and seedlings that I can. Good help any zombie that makes his/her way to my place. They won’t like the outcome.

Where do babies come from?
From a place where they believe in giving instant karma for past indiscretions.

Can you pick any product of your choice and write a catch-phrase for it?
Space Food: When regular food isn’t bad enough.

Do you have Road Rage?
Only when I’m driving I will take those who really make me mad and put them in one of my horror books where they suffer a horribly bloodied death.

What happens when you get ‘half scared to death’ twice?
You find yourself in limbo with the grim reaper trying to decide whether to slash you or make you spend eternity with Barney the Dino.

If I got slobbering drunk, would you make me a sandwich?
Of course. You would be praying for more alcohol in turn though. Peanut butter, hot sauce, marshmallows….

If you write a book about failure, and it doesn’t sell, is it called success?
It’s called repetition and being an overachiever. Not only did you talk about tanking, but you choose to relive it again.

If something “goes without saying,” why do people still say it?
Because repetition is the best form of idiocy.

Why do all the superheroes wear underpants on the outside?
Because in reality they are exhibitionists at heart. Why else would they feel the need to show off so much?

What is another word for “thesaurus”?
Unimaginative

What would happen if Batman gets bitten by a vampire?
The vampire would get Rabies from Batman and go on a rampage with the rest of the world.

If chocolate comes from cocoa beans, and beans are a vegetable, why isn’t chocolate a vegetable?
Because the government can’t condone something they can’t make extra money from.

When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
When the sun decides it wants to be the center of attention.

Is there a time limit on fortune cookie predictions?
Of course, when they happen.

Why aren’t drapes double sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home?
Because no one cares what other people think. Only what encompasses our small lives.

Why do people say beans, beans the magical fruit when beans are vegetables?
It gives parents a way to get kids to think they are eating fruit when they really aren’t  We all know kids hate veggies.

How fast do hotcakes sell?
Fast enough to keep you from getting burnt.

If a stripper gets breast implants can she write it off on her taxes as a business expense?
Well, since I can write movies I watch to further my writing, I don’t see why not. She’s using for her work, now isn’t she?

What does PU stand for (as in “PU, that stinks!”)?
Pathetic underling?

How come lemon cleaning liquid contains real lemons, but lemon juice contains artificial flavorings?
Because our bodies can’t handle natural products anymore. We would shrivel into a ball of nothing.

Why do they put holes in crackers?
To let them breathe.

What do people in China call their good plates?
Home. Since everything is made there anyway.

If piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
Someone owns a Owning land is a false economy. We are just borrowing it until Mother nature comes and knocks us on our ass.

What type of animal is Snuffaluffagus?
A creature the government wants to keep us guessing on while they inject our brains with strange substances to make us all docile to their orders.

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Well, whoever requests someone to be killed, its clearly an assassination on every death, since they were important enough to take over another person’s life to have them killed.

 

It’s been awesome.  Thanks to RG Porter for participating and I’ll see you guys next time!

Coey Cain

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