5 Minutes with Milo James Fowler

Yakuza Territory

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Milo James Fowler, whose novella, Yakuza Territory, will be published by Musa on November 7, 2014.

Milo James Fowler

Website: www.milojamesfowler.com

Twitter: @mfowler76

About the Author

I started writing when . . . I was 12. After reading too many Hardy Boys books, I figured I could write something better. I don’t know if I succeeded, but I definitely entertained myself.

What I love most about writing is . . . creating characters that readers enjoy.

The toughest thing about writing is . . . ending a story.

The writer I most admire is . . . Ray Bradbury. His poetic prose is unmatched.

My lifelong hero is . . . C.S. Lewis – Till We Have Faces rocked my world.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would be . . . a full-time teacher. As it is, I’m a full-time teacher and a part-time writer. Hoping to swap those in the next 10 years or so.

Other than writing, I’m good at . . . playing guitar, mountain biking, surfing, and eating Mexican food.

When I’m writing, I listen to post-rock: Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, Collapse Under the Empire, Pg Lost, Mogwai, and my favorite cellist is Zoe Keating.

Favorite Novels: The Gunslinger, The Road, The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings – books that start with the, I guess.

Favorite Movies: Serenity, Inception, Abbot & Costello’s Jack & the Beanstalk, My Man Godfrey, Prince Valiant, Galaxy Quest, Guardians of the Galaxy

Favorite Actors/Actresses: Clive Owen, Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Sophia Loren

Favorite Sport Team: the San Diego Chargers

Favorite Foods: all things Mexican and Italian—but not together

Modern convenience I can’t live without: Laptop or toilet?

Nobody knows that I’m . . . afraid of the dark—and I love it.

I wish I could . . . stop stressing over stupid little things.

Best advice I’ve received: “Never give up, never surrender!” – Galaxy Quest

Worst advice I’ve received: Go ahead, it’ll grow out.

Advice to aspiring authors: Read a lot. Write even more. Polish up your work and get it in front of as many editors as possible. Work with them to hone your craft and style. Be open to critique but never lose faith in yourself or your stories.

Yakuza Territory

Yakuza Territory

A detective with no way out.  A telepath with something to prove… 

Struggling to survive the night, one private eye must rely on his wits to solve a mystery where he’s outnumbered, outgunned, and trapped inside a police station with a soulless killing machine.




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