My Friend (Author Interview)

My Friend looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Of course.  My Friend follows a man called Michael who believes that he is possessed by a violent and demonic entity called ‘Ibis’.  From Michaels point of view, he is almost a hostage to this being.  However, this could be a symptom of Michaels schizophrenia, you’ll have to read the story and decide that for yourself.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Not just yet.  If there is a demand for more like this, then I would definitely consider it.


What inspired the idea for your book?

I was always fascinated by movies and cases where people claimed that they were possessed, but to the rest of the world they looked sick.  I thought it would be interesting to try and get inside the mind of someone like that.  What kind of conversations would they have with the being? Would there be a back and forth between them?  Would medications work and what if it isn’t an option to take medication? How would they interact with the rest of the world and how would they see it?


How did you come up with the title for your book?

For the title I thought about the relationship between the two main voices in the story.  Is it friendly or is there animosity? Are they trying to help or hurt each other?  I thought that My Friend would be a suitable title because there are times in life that we can’t choose who we have to spend our time with and that we tend to try and make the best of those situations by forming some kind of friendship with the other person.


Can you tell us a little about Michael?

Michael is a man who needs help.  He has had a hard life and through it he has learned to survive.  But survival isn’t always enough.  He is convinced that the voice in his head is a supernatural being that manipulates him into committing terrible deeds.  He could be right, or he could be delusional.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing My Friend?

It was a challenge to try and get into the headspace of someone like Michael.  I wanted to make his actions and thoughts realistic but what is realistic to a man with a loose grip on reality?  It was a fun challenge and I hope that I did it justice.


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I’m not writing, I’m either reading or spending as much time as I can outdoors.  I believe that reading different genres can help to enhance your writing skills and offer different perspectives that can be brought over to what I’m working on.  I try to get outdoors as much as I can because it helps to clear my mind and allows me to think about stories that I want to write without distractions.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

Right now I don’t have any social media to link to, however over the coming months, as I publish more and more stories, I will have a website and social media sites to visit.