Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am me, Xavier Cockroachal Damon, grand master of the happy times parade, here to lead you through life, otherwise known as the hopeless charade. I spew ridiculous nonsense, stupidity, to put on display the life of me. I also like haberdashery. I have ten books self published. Two novels, one short entitled “Dawn”, one long entitled “What A Wonderful World”, a novella entitled “Xavier Cockroachal Damon’s, Um, Entirely Fictitious Autobiography By Xavier Cockroachal Damon And, Um, Actually, In Many Ways the Character Is Not At All Like Me I Guess That Is Somewhat Ironic”, three novella length collections of shorter works, one of which includes the story “Love Is What Will Make an Immortal Die” which is the follow up to “Dawn”, and several plays.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The last thing I wrote is actually the latest installment of Xavier Cockroachal Damon’s fictitious autobiography entitled “The Mystery of the Ignonomous and Preposterous Hapheshalesh”. It is part of the book, autobiography entries two through six entitled “Autobiography Second Verse for He whom Life Forever Curse, and I Will Create Stars In an Empty Sky, Third of the Absurd, and the Mysteries That Follow, Entries Up to Six, Hanging From Your Crucifix”.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Ash on the keyboard, get drunk, pass out. Rinse and repeat.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Don’t think I would phrase it as having influenced me but I like Tin Drum, some Vonnegut, and Malone Dies by Beckett.
What are you working on now?
Writing this author’s interview.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best method is doing absolutely nothing. Trust me, you don’t even want to know what my worst method is.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t listen to the advice of a moron clown who couldn’t possibly ever impart upon you any useful advice. Um, except in this instance.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Follow your dreams. Because at least then you can know what a dream actually looks like before it escapes your sight as you lie there drowning in nothingness and never had memories, writhing in misery within the pain of hell, burning to ashes from the glare of hope, dangling at the end of your rope, until you are gone, insignificance swept away by the breeze. That, and stay positive.
What are you reading now?
The writing on the wall.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Failing miserably at promoting the books I’ve already written.
What is your favorite book of all time?