Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a lifelong Texan, naval enthusiast, and ship fan. I have written four novels, though only two of them are really publication-worthy. I'm a retired IT worker, and I've enjoyed building ship models since I was a kid. I'm also an Adult Fan Of LEGO (AFOL) and have the shelves of cars to prove it.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book is The Nautilus Legacy. It's inspired by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Mysterious Island." I wanted the story of Captain Nemo to continue, so I wrote a true sequel, using the world Verne created as a starting point.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have to write in silence. No conversations going on, no media playing. I shut myself in the office and devote all my attention to the work at hand.
For some reason, I feel the need to have around a physical representation related to what I'm writing. So for my Nemo novels, I have a replica of the Disney Nautilus handy to look at. I know, kinda strange, but it helps.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I was a huge fan of Clive Cussler back in the 1980s. Also some Alasdair MacLean, Tom Clancy, and Jules Verne, obviously.
What are you working on now?
Volume 2 of the Nemo Chronicles, a sequel to The Nautilus Legacy.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I'm still trying to answer that, myself.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Some people say "write about what you know." I say, write about what you like.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Listen to your wife.
What are you reading now?
Nothing, at the moment. I try not to read when I'm writing so I don't inadvertently "borrow" something.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully, developing an audience/fan base.
What is your favorite book of all time?
In fiction, probably "Raise the Titanic." In non-fiction, the Bible.
Author Websites and Profiles
Lewis Crow Website
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