I love interviewing writers about their books their thoughts and stories, their life struggles and success stories because their advice and path of publications and writing books is a road map for others who seek to get published – Prior military, he served Air Force. He served during the first Gulf War and says he was lucky enough to be in Germany when the Berlin Wall with no further delay let me take this opportunity to meet and talk yet amazing writer Glenn Souccy, authored -Blood Tithe and
Soul Collector series.
Hi Glenn, thank you for agreeing to this interview I’m so very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet you and talk to you.
Welcome to A living series talk
Tell us a little about yourself?
Thanks for the invite as well Inderjit.
I married my high school sweetheart and we’ve been together for almost 30 years. We have three children, two boys that are ours biologically and a daughter that we adopted from the state of Nevada. She was four years old at the time and had so many medical problems that no one wanted to take her in. We opened our hearts and arms to her and took her in over 14 years ago. I am prior military, Air Force. I served during the first Gulf War and was lucky enough to be in Germany when the Berlin Wall fell.
Wow! That’s so wonderful. You’re kind hearted and man of steel. Serving at Gulf war is an amazing experience isn’t it? Amazed to see the contrast that varies from the armed forces to being a writer. I’m sure something must have inspired. We do need insights and some inspiration so which writer inspire you?
JK Rowling, Rick Riordan are just a couple. Actually, it’s any author that can take me to a completely new world that is filled with mystery and originality. I have read several Indie authors that meet that challenge.
I agree each writer has something great to offer to his readers and certainly everyone is doing an excellent work.
Please tell our readers what have you written for them?
I have eight books out right now. They are the Blood Tithe series, which will have a total of eight books and The Soul Collector series. It will have a total of five books. All are already written. My daughter has been spending a lot of time in the hospital, so I have fallen behind on getting them to the bookshelf.
In between the series books, I usually write a shorter, standalone novel. This spring, I am hoping to have one out. It’s titled, Cowboy Smith. It’s a quirky love story, Glenn Soucy style.
Sorry to hear about your daughter and I’ll keep her in my prayers.
It’s great to know that after suspense mysteries finally we would be reading a quiry love story Glenn style Isn’t it? Well let’s move further do you write full-time or part-time?
I wish that I could write full-time. However, with the market being so flooded with books that seems unlikely. For now, I will work my day job until I retire and then tackle writing even more.
That’s great that you balance well with your work and writing. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
With a wife, kids, grandkids and the job, I write whenever and wherever I can.
Hmm, yes I do understand life we got to balance all.
Well let our readers know more about you so do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
I’m old enough that when I first started writing, personal computers where extremely rare. I wrote my first books longhand. After that, I moved up to a word processer, which was a glorified typewriter. Finally, I bought our first computer. It didn’t have a hard drive, only floppy disk. It took about ten disks to save one book! Now, my laptop is my buddy and I couldn’t imagine writing the old way ever again.
Agreed we need to change with time it’s always good to be a little techy as well. Walking with the world. Let’s talk about creative writing do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
Usually, I have a beginning and some sort of an endings. I develop my characters and then let them decide what they want to do and where they want to go. Sometimes I disagree with them, but usually give into their request. Jeremy, in Blood Tithe, was very stubborn, but he sure did make for a good story. J
I’ve written out several outlines in the past, and never follow them. Instead, I usually write out short “to do” list.
Yes, sometimes we do need to incorporate all in discipline but indeed we are fixed in our personal lives as well, I do understand but I do liked “to do”, list option as well. What is the hardest thing about writing?
Keeping the story moving at a decent pace is difficult. But I feel that the hardest part of it is the marketing. Getting someone that you don’t know to actually look at your work and read it from cover to cover is the biggest challenge. Anytime that you have done just that, you are a success.
Hmm… Indeed the bigger challenge is marketing. So how long on average does it take you to write a book?
A full length novel of 100k plus words, usually takes me about six months. I have completed a few under three months. Shorter books, about 80k words, take anywhere from two-four months. It all depends on the characters and how they click with me.
Well that’s the reason you’re famous for writing fast books.
Impressive and great inspiration for all those budding authors.
If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
Blood Tithe is about a boy, Jeremy Davis, who falls into a forgotten tunnel leftover from WWII. Back during the big war, the Germans were not the only ones trying to create a Master Race. The USA was doing the same thing. There are chemicals in the tunnel and Jeremy falls in them. He barely survives and afterwards, he can hear heartbeats from a distance, feel sap moving in trees. Best off all, he can gather energy from any living thing, giving him unnatural powers. It frightens his family and he struggles for their affection again.
The Soul Collector is a series about demons trying to take over the world and conquer souls. In the Bible, it states many times about demons being cast out of people. It never says that they left the Earth. They are here, and they are capturing the unsuspecting masses.
Can you give us the Sneak peek
of 🔽BLOOD TITHE🔽which is
a descriptive & mesmerizing read. A Page Turner & Time Creeper
Here’s the book
In the damp, dark forest of northern Maine, a secret that was buried for decades becomes exposed. Jeremy was five years old playing in the thick forest, when he fell into a forgotten tunnel. The old passage was left over from WWII; when the USA was trying to create the Master Race with DNA alterations. The chemicals were still there, mixing with flood waters, and only becoming stronger.
Jeremy is rescued from the tunnel, and spends the summer in the hospital recovering. But soon realizes that he can sense heartbeats from a distance, feel sap moving in trees. Best of all, he can gather energy from every living thing, which gives him unnatural and sometime uncontrollable powers.
His mother and sister are frightened by this as he struggles for their affection. Soon the CIA hears of the news and starts asking questions, as do mysterious people who are still alive from the original experiments. Jeremy doesn’t know who to trust.
Thank you very much Glenn, for all the information and taking the time out of your busy schedule and being a part of
‘A living series talk’
I wish you great success and warm regards.
It’s my pleasure talking to you Inderjit. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.