Ronald K. Mullins
Romelia: WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT WAY YOUR BOOK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST DRAFT?
R.K. Mullins: They haven’t changed.
Romelia: WHAT PERSPECTIVES OR BELIEFS HAVE YOU CHALLENGED WITH THIS WORK?
R.K. Mullins: Not sure. I wasn’t trying to change any beliefs I just wanted to write a story and see if people liked it.
Romelia: WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: I was watching a TV show about serial killers. I wondered what made them do it. Instead of asking one I invented one.
Romelia: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK’S IDEAL READER?
R.K. Mullins: Mystery, suspense, thriller, and horror readers. Sick and twisted imagination like me.
Romelia: HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: Not a lot really. Since everything is made up.
Romelia: HOW IMPORTANT WAS PROFESSIONAL EDITING TO YOUR BOOK’S DEVELOPMENT?
R.K. Mullins: Very, my grammar stinks.
Romelia: WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST SCENE TO WRITE, AND WHY?
R.K. Mullins: The Janitor talking to David, and David being hateful to Jason.
Romelia: WHAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR BOOK ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOU OR TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
R.K. Mullins: All of my characters are unlike people I know. I made sure to not anyone I know influence my characters.
Romelia: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: I started in 1998 and finished in 2012.
Romelia: HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR YOUR BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: I had the ending in mind for the start, it gave way to the title.
Romelia: WOULD YOU AND YOUR MAIN CHARACTER GET ALONG?
R.K. Mullins: Not a chance, I punch him in the face. For being rude and hateful.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR CHARACTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?
R.K. Mullins: To David , be nicer, stop being so arrogant. To Tamara, not all men are jerks. Jason, go back to school. Randolph stop killing.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING PROCESS LIKE? ARE YOU MORE OF A PLOTTER OR A PANTSER?
R.K. Mullins: Pantser.
Romelia: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR WRITING SPACE TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED?
R.K. Mullins: Fresh air. I write better outside.
Romelia: IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A SPIN-OFF ABOUT A SIDE CHARACTER, WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?
R.K. Mullins: Cannot tell anyone that. Some of the characters are going to be in others.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANOTHER POPULAR AUTHOR, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
R.K. Mullins: Stephen King or Lovecraft.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: I do nothing but write, take breaks as needed.
Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELED AS RESEARCH FOR YOUR BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: Not yet.
Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITING SNACK OR DRINK?
R.K. Mullins: Coffee.
Romelia: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR BOOK?
R.K. Mullins: Try to find a way to not finish it.
Romelia: WHAT RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN WITH YOUR WRITING THAT HAVE PAID OFF?
R.K. Mullins: Not sure yet. I am pretty straight forward.
Romelia: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF AND WHAT DID YOU FIND?
R.K. Mullins: This morning, my YouTube video.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR KRYPTONITE AS A WRITER?
R.K. Mullins: Romance can’t do it.
Romelia: TELL US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.
R.K. Mullins: I was still driving semi trucks. I fell out and landed face down, I jump back looked around to make sure no one saw me. I broke 3 ribs and I was worried about another driver seeing me.
Romelia: describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.
R.K. Mullins: Ok, I am working on a book outside my genre. Politics.