Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Carlos Malbrew and I’ve written 7 books. 4 are for kids and 3 are plays for teenagers to adults.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “The DANGER! Kids: Back in Action.” The inspiration for it was that this sequel was written along with the original in 6th grade. Unlike the first book, this one’s plot and major villain had not be created anew. However the original sequel drafted as a kid was the launching point.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to write multiple stories almost at one time. At least, I think about multiple stories at once and often have to stop where I’m at on one story to write down notes and thoughts from another. I also get greatly inspired at night to write and I always have to clear my head before I can begin constructing a narrative.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Hardy Boys and the Choose Your Own Adventure stories are the books that made me want to be a writer as a kid. As an adult my favorite authors are George Orwell and Malcolm Gladwell. The greatest book ever written is the Bible.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on “Track STARTS: The Movie”. Loosely based on my own high school track days, this story profiles the journey of 3 individuals. A coach determined to never be disappointed by his non competitive boys track team again, our protagonist who desperately wants to make it to the State Championship, and the blazing fast new kid, who has given the boys team their first legitimate shot at becoming Champions.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
All you must do to finish is START. And I short e book is a great way to get going.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Faith moves mountains.
What are you reading now?
The Tools of Screen wiring by David Howard and Edward Mabley.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The release of “Track STRARTS,” and converting my current selections to audio books is next up on my plate.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Bible. But outside of that masterpiece, Geroge Orwell’s 1984 is a true timeless classic.