This week we caught up with one of our 'Repeat-Rowanvalers' from across the pond, William Rigler (a.k.a. Adam Dust). A sci-fi fan, comic book and silent film enthusiast, William's world's are sure to draw you in; we find out what he has in store for us next...
Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am an American writer, born in the Maryland town with the French name of Havre de Grace.
I have always been a fan of science fiction, in fact I have one science fiction novel, Masters of the Alpha Crystals published by Rowanvale Books under my pen name of Adam Dust. I hope you enjoy it.
What first inspired you to start writing?
I am inspired by many visual media, especially comic books, which have colourful superhero characters and story arcs.
I am also a film fan going back to black-and-white silent classics like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
What made you want to work with Rowanvale and be published?
Seeking new blood, I suppose. Cat contacted me for Rowanvale, which I was impressed by the staff and services.
When you’re not writing, what are you reading?
I am a science fiction, fantasy and horror reader.
Which work are you most proud of?
I am most proud of Certain Shadows I Have Known with its real action mixed with dark fantasy.
What’s your best advice for handling writer's block?
What’s one thing you always have with you when you’re writing?
There's no definite answer.
What is the one book you would take with you if you were stuck on a desert island?
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury receives the deserted-island-getaway nomination.
What is the best part about being an independently published author?
The best (and worst) part of being an independent author is leisurely attending selected events with books, as well as imagining my own promotions and tag lines.
What’s next for you?
I have begun 2 dark fantasy novels which allow me to truly unleash my imagination.
One is The Midnight Mansion, which deals with a couple's odyssey through time, on their way to divorce, as they attempt to save their young son from the title structure belonging to an evil magician.
The other book is called The Zombie Effect and deals with the creation of zombies from convicts when an experiment goes wrong.