February 4, 2012

Interview with Xavier Axelson

Lily - by Xavier Axelson.
 Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
Being a single Dad is hard enough but when Pryor loses his daughter Lily in an unthinkable event he thinks he has experienced the ultimate horror but it's when Lily returns he realizes his nightmare has only just begun.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Other: Contemporary, Family & Relationships, Gay, Paranormal/Alternate World, Romance, Shape-Shifter, Werewolves

How do you come up with ideas?
The ideas come up with me. But I am inspired by the world around me; nature, creation, destruction and magic.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Being true to my characters, I feel obligated to tell their story to the best of my ability.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
The fact that I learn something every time I write.

Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, outline, or...?
I don't really know but I do know it is never plotting or an outline. It's usually a bolt from the blue kind of thing.

What did you learn from writing your first book? 
I learned about my dedication to my work.

Would you consider self publishing?
I don't think so.

How many hours a day to you spend writing?

Is your muse demanding?
Does fire burn? Demanding doesn't begin to describe it.

Are your stories plot or character driven?

What is the craziest thing you did as a kid, and would it ever end up in a book?
Oye, I'm not sure, I was a pretty crazy kid. I think the non-crazy things could go in a book, though it would be a short story.

What are some jobs you've done that would end up in a book?
A friend of mine just told me I needed to write a book about my careers in porn and the adult world. My response: BORING so I doubt it.

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?
The Birches by Xavier Axelson
I'd say go in chronological order, you'll see my progress and experience the journey as I have. Start with Christmas Eve at the Powers That Be Café, tell me what you think!

What do you hope readers take with them after reading your work?
A sense of freedom.

List two authors we would find you reading when taking a break from your own writing.
Peter Straub and Jane Austen

A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Still-life with Gravy

If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?

What song would best describe your life?
Where Eagles Dare by The Misfits
Never Say Never Anthology

Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with mushrooms.
I'm always ready for cocktails.
When I'm alone, I sleep.
Christmas Eve at The Powers That Be Café
A Valentine for Evrain (Part of the Never Say Never Anthology)
Dutch's Boy
The Incident
The Birches
Books Coming Soon
Earthly Concerns with Seventh Window Publishing
Find Xavier Here


  1. Xavier, thanks for being here. I have to say that the cover of Never Say Never is one of my favorites. That is one gorgeous model. He looks like he could really use that bow!

    I'm honored to have you here today.


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