Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi. I’m Bobby Nash. I write novels, comic books, short stories, and have dabbled in screenplays. I don’t have an exact count of everything I’ve written off top of my head, but I was first published in 1992 so it’s in the area of 100 stories in one format or another. I’ve kept busy.
Here’s my official author bio–
An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies including IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Productions, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Avatar Press, Fight Card Books, Radio Archives, BEN Books, and more. A comprehensive list of Bobby’s published titles and upcoming releases can be found at on his website.
Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest release is the Sherlock Holmes & Domino Lady trade paperback collection from Moonstone Books. It has been in stores a couple of weeks now.
Sherlock Holmes & Domino Lady is a new trade paperback collection containing a brand new Domino Lady comic story, a brand new Holmes/Domino illustrated prose story by Bobby Nash, a Holmes/Domino Lady prose story by Nancy Holder with NEW illustrations, reprints Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady issues#1 and 2, and The Holmes Holiday Special story!
Written by Bobby Nash and Nancy Holder
Art by Reno Maniquis, Nick Diaz, and Mike Fyles.
Cover price: $14.95
Nancy Holder and I have been working together on Domino Lady comic book stories for a few years now and our editor at Moonstone, Joe Gentile, offered me the opportunity to write a new prose story featuring the characters together on an adventure, I just couldn’t say no. They are both a lot of fun to write.
In June 2016, the first issue of the Domino Lady: Threesome comic book hits stores. Domino lady teams up with two different characters each issue to thwart villainous schemes and stop crime in their own unique way. Issues 1 & 2 are written by Nancy Holder and myself. I take over as solo writer with issue #3.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so. My method is basically to sit down and get to work. The most unusual thing is me not getting distracted by social media or something shiny.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am influenced by many authors over the years in both good and bad ways when writing and in how to act as a writer. Seeing how others handle situations or treat their fans is an education to me. Some who have positively influenced me include Michael Connelly, Van Allen Plexico, Beau Smith, Jonathan Maberry, John Hartness, Alex Kava, George Perez, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Gail Simone, and more. Watching these writers has taught me a lot and helped me to be a better writer.
What are you working on now?
I am currently juggling two novels that are on deadlines– LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER novel “COLD SNAP!” for Airship 27 Productions and an as yet untitled novel starring THE AVENGER for Moonstone Books. I’m also working with an artist to put a comic pitch together, but it’s way too early to say more about that. On deck is EVIL INTENT, the follow up novel to EVIL WAYS for BEN Books.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
It’s hard to say which one works the best as I do a good deal of promotion across several platforms. Social media is certainly one method, though kind of limited. Being interviewed by book websites such as this one, doing podcasts, guest blogs, conventions, appearances, you name it. I do whatever I can to get the word out about my work.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Set goals and make a plan. That’s a very important first step.
Not every writer wants to write for a living. For some, writing is a fun hobby and that’s okay. If you want to write as a career, then you can plan accordingly to help you get there. Know what you want, set goals, then set out in search of that destination.
Also, if you want to write as a career, then you’ll have to treat writing like a job. That means making deadlines, missing out on social events to meet said deadlines, long nights, etc. Like any other career, you get out what you put in. Writing is hard work and involves a whole lot more than just writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Promote your own work because no one is going to care about your books/stories as much as you.
What are you reading now?
I have just started reading Wraith by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Once I finish the Lance Star novel and this pitch, I dive into The Avenger novel.
What is your favorite book of all time?
WOW. Tough question. I don’t know if I have a good answer for it. My favorite of anything seems to change from time to time, except for movies. No one has been able to knock JAWS off that top spot yet.