Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Chad Stambaugh is a Fiction and Non-Fiction author. A Business Owner during the day. Chad is also a Paranormal Investigator and full-time writer. He's spent the last decade reading all kinds of books and writing blogs about the paranormal. His latest novel, The Devil Within is his first fiction novel after writing predominately non-fiction.
Chad Stambaugh is a 4-time Paranormal Award Winner. Non-Fiction Book: Paranormal Investigations, 2013; Non-Fiction Book: The Paranormal Dictionary, 2014; Paranormal Radio Show of the Year; 2015, Non-Fiction Book: Beyond the Veil, 2015, The IPPA Award: International Paranormal Acknowledgement Award. (Only the second American to ever win the Award.) He's also had one of his short stories; "Everyone Hates the Grays." Published in Portable Magic; The Authors First Anthology book.
Chad started his writing career in 2012 by chance. He was looking for a way to teach others how to do Paranormal Investigations. Which led him to writing his first Non-Fiction novel, Paranormal Investigations. He lives in Fresno, Ca and has three children and 3 grandchildren.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Contagion is my newest book. It's book one of a trilogy. I love government conspiracies. I love reading Tom Clancy's stuff. He's inspired me to get into writing.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I use dragon software as I have severe arthritis, so it makes it much easier to get my words on paper.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tom Clancy is my favorite author, but I've taken online courses from James Patterson, Judy Blume, R.L. Stine, Malcolm Gladwell and David Mamet.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on book two of my Contagion series; Detainment.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have two. my author site; www.chadstambaugh.com and my amazon site. https://www.amazon.com/Chad-Stambaugh/e/B00EPOJALM
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just write. Don't make excuses, just sit down and write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Same as I just said. Get away from the T.V. and just write.
What are you reading now?
I'm reading a fantasy novel called, Helm. It's awesome.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To finish up book two and three of my contagion series, I'll be working on the next trilogy that I'm putting thoughts to now.
What is your favorite book of all time?