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Tuesday 14 July 2015

ℚ Bob - Tegon Maus

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about his writing and Bob (, Tirgearr Publishing, 168 pages), a soft science fiction novel.

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A big welcome to Tegon Maus; thank you for joining us at BooksChatter.

What was the inspiration for Bob?

"It’s a wild ride when newspaper reporter Peter Anderson is sent to do a fluff piece about the lights over Arizona where he finds a woman nailed to a table… the true intentions of those that have proof beyond proof we are not alone and all with the help of his new friend… BOB."
How much of yourself is reflected in the book, and how?
"There is a piece of me in every book I write.  I would think so of anyone who writes.  In my Romantic comedy My Grandfather's Pants when Jack asks Connie to marry him… it is exactly what happened, exactly how I asked my wife to marry me.  In my book Service Before Self the hoarder offering lunch on a maggot filled counter top… true !  In The Machines of the Little People  the claims of tiny people running massive machines under the house… true !  Again… in Service Before Self the roaches and dehydrated rat in the drawer… all terribly true!"
The first thing that draws me to a book is its cover.  Can you tell us about your cover - why you chose that concept and who the artist is.
"For BOB… the cover was designed by Elle Rossi.  She did an incredible job I personally had nothing to do with its creation beyond writing the story.   All the rest is purely her talent and ability to make sense out of gibberish."
Why should we read your novel, Bob, and what makes it unique?
"I make my books unique… I write a quirky, fun story that makes people laugh. I write about things they have never thought of or ever thought were funny. My books are fast paced, exciting, fun adventures that make you look at things in a new way. If that isn’t  reason enough to set me apart and make me interesting to read then you’re looking for a YA book… and that’s one I don’t write."
Can you tell us something quirky about this book, its story and characters?
"In BOB… more than 20 years ago my wife owned a gift shop and as a way to attract more customers she brought in a Native American Shaman.  I was given a reading… what my future held.  In this reading he talked about all the wonderful things that were to come true… my writing among them.  The one thing that stood out to him was the name BOB.  For years I sent everything I wrote to anyone named BOB… Agent, Publisher, Director any one with that name.  After years of terrible failure I added the name BOB to almost everything I’ve written in some small part of the story… the type of story I write… I write BOB."
Who would you recommend your book to and what should readers be aware of (any warnings or disclaimers)?
"As a rule I write PG-13… the lone exception to that would be Service Before Self.   It’s rated R for language.  All my books have a happy ending or at least happy for now."
What do you like to write and read about?  Do you stick to a particular genre or do you like to explore different ones?
"I write about whatever story holds my interest… I like funny, quirky, stories that have a happy ending. I write in a variety of genres… it just depends on the story. I read a lot of different stuff… I try not to read too much while I’m writing.  I don’t want a good idea to turn out to not be mine."
I have actually found a couple of pieces you have written, that I would like to share:

What is your writing process?
"I write nights and weekends… I write in my head all the time and have to wait to get home to put it on paper. "
What is in store next?
"My publisher and I have talked a number times about a series for BOB,,, I’m rolling it over in my head right now but am unsure as to what to write about… Big Foot? Ghost ? Mysteries about creatures in the night ? Soul Suckers ? Hard to say.

I’m also hoping to have 2 more [books] out by the end of the year. The Cordovian Effect, 3rd in my Eve Project Series, and Black Moon, 2nd in my Littlefield Series."
Many thanks again to Tegon Manus for chatting to us.  We wish you all the best with the rest of the tour and your future releases!

Bob - available NOW!

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Victoria Alexander said...

Loved this interview! Thanks for sharing :)

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the interview.

Tegon Maus said...

Thanks for hosting my book BOB. You caught me by surprise listing Cheeseburgers and Werewolves and Prove me Wrong... I hadn't expected that. Very Cool !!

BooksChatter said...

Hi, apologies for the late reply! I like to research the authors I host and share your work :-)
Just preparing the post for Machines of the Little People - hope to see you around tomorrow!
Take care, Flora