How much do you plan your novels before you start writing? Do you know how they will end before you begin to write?
What is your writing schedule - do you write every day?
I write very late at night, from ten pm until the sun comes up, alone in my big creepy 100 year old house. I have no schedule, per se, but I do write in a frenzy of non stop writing for hours at a time during those four to six weeks.
I follow them closely. It goes to the nature of art. Is it art if it does not communicate anything to the reader? Luckily, for me, it has and I’ve gotten 19 awards from various literary organizations for my four books. I think when they read my books, they cry when I do.
Do you have any children?
What made you choose writing over practicing law as a career? How has your legal experience shaped how you write?
What books are you reading right now?
A big kid in a man’s body, I’m reading John. H. Manhold’s El Tigre, The Elymais Coin and Lobo. Boy’s adventure stories (Westerns) written for grown men who want to remember what it was like to be a boy again.
If you had a young writing protégé, what one piece of advice would you offer?
Don’t be afraid to reveal your heart. If it touches someone else’s heart ( and/or mind) then you have achieved the best of what it means to be human.
Do you have another novel in the works?
I’ve just completed my 4th novel, The House at Miller’s Court, due out in the fall and already having received an Honorable Mention from the New York Book Festival (in the general fiction category) while still in manuscript form. The achievement for me there is that horror and my haunted tales, so rarely taken seriously in literary circles, stands up well among the largest group of writers, general fiction.
K. Patrick Malone is the author of Inside A Haunted Mind, The Digger’s Rest, An Unfinished House and the forthcoming, The House at Miller’s Court. He graduated Monmouth University with a B.A. in Psychology before attaining a J.D. from Capital University Law School. After years of practicing law and apartment life in New York City, he returned to a small farm cottage near the Jersey shore to tend his English style garden and write his first book, A Haunted Mind. For more information about K Patrick Malone and his books, you can visit his publisher's website at: A-Argus Books.