Hello once again and welcome to the AJOW Blog Swap Tour. Now, first of all I admit to be embarrassingly late to posting these lately. I think I have missed the last three posts. As a result, expect the missing three posts to come in the next few days, including Thursday, and normal service to resume on Monday. I have forgotten the face of my father and I cry your pardon. So without further ado, let me introduce today’s author, from the windy city of Chicago, Marlon S. Hayes.
Author Name: Marlon S. Hayes
Title of my AJOW story: Daddy’s Boy
Synopsis: A man takes a long dreamt of road trip with his father, in an attempt to heal long held grudges and wounds.
What inspired me to write this story?
After I wrote it, I realized the story sprang from all of the questions I would have liked to ask my own father, a deceased heroin addict, who was also a brilliant, talented artist.
How long have I been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was 11, but I didn’t take it seriously until 2013, when I published my first book.
What genre do I usually write in and why?
I don’t have a genre, other than plain fiction. I constantly challenge myself to write about different subjects, in order to become a better writer.
What else am I working on/writing at the moment?
Finding a publisher for a novel, publishing a coffee table book of poems, editing a short story anthology, and my main WIP is tentatively titled “My Calling,” the tale of life through a serial killer’s eyes.
My advice to new writers?
Just write. Follow the processes of reading, writing, rewriting, and learning. Repetition makes a writer better.
How can people discover more about me and my work?
Follow me daily @ Marlon’s Writings on Facebook, where I post poetry, short stories, and updates