Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write under 2 names. I write my fantasy work under my own, Craig Zerf. And I write thrillers as C. Marten-Zerf. I have written 15 books in total and I am working on the next.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Forever Man – Book 6: REBIRTH. This is dystopian fantasy – those who have read the first 5 will know all about it. I love proper heroes witha good dollop of darkness in them. makes for interesting reading.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really – I do talk my way through scenes…which is a bit disconcerting for the dog.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Michael Marshall…brilliant writer. Dark, funny and just the best of the best. I also love David Gemmell – when it comes to heroic fantasy there is none better.
What are you working on now?
The book that I am working on at the moment is “Emily – Shadowhunter”. I mainly write novels with a male hero but for onec I wanted to do a ‘Kick-ass’ female hero. And that is Emily!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Mavhine gun…I tend tyo advertise wherever and whennever. Sorry – not good at promoting.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yeah – write! ounds stuoid but it’s true. The more you write the better you get. Also – don’t be afraid of critisism.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t make a habit of believing you’re good reviews…because that means that you will have to believe the bad ones as well.
What are you reading now?
Thraxas – by Martin Scott.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Write…that’s all…just write.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Wowo…I would need a top ten. If pushed…Druss by David Gemmell. Or maybe American Gods…Neil Gaiman.