Interview with the Awesome Lee Taylor author of Bound

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today on the blog I would like to welcome the Awesome Lee Taylor author of Bound his debut novel which was such a FANTASTIC read please be sure to check out my review and giveaway of Bound here. Lee is joining us to answer some questions that I asked him. I hope everyone enjoys this interview as much as I did.


First to get things started could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi, my name is Lee, I am the author of the Unleashed series, Bound! I love to read, and watch “stuff” whenever I am not writing, and by stuff I mean: Television, movies, clouds… you know, the usual.

1. Where did the idea for Bound come from when was it born so to speak?

Bound was born from an idle thought after a heated  discussion with my wonderful wife about the endings of various books and movies… I was griping, saying how for a climax such and such was a let –down I even compared some endings to be like a nightmare date… I say that meaning this: Imagine you meet someone who appears to be your ideal date, after getting to know them a little you ask them out, they agree, and you are filled with nerves of anticipation. Then, when you turn up for said date, the person you are supposed to meet is nowhere to be seen, and in their stead is a troglodyte who bludgeons you, then makes off with your wallet, leaving you feeling out of pocket and disappointed at being led on, not to mention a killer headache.

2. Do you have any writing rituals or quirks?

My ritual is pretty simple. I tuck my kids into bed, after reading them a story, or watching a movie with them, then put my writing hat on! I find it a lot easier to put all my energy into writing when I know that my kids are wrapped up, safe and warm. It gives me piece of mind, not to mention peace and quiet!

3. Do you have a favorite place or time to write?

A large majority of the time, it is in front of my heater, in the lounge, in the dead of night… It would be a lovely scene if not for the constant attention seeking of my affectionate, and rather attention seeking dog or cat!

4. Do you have a playlist for Bound?

Yes, I do. Although I tend to chop and change it quite a bit, I find music can really influence my mood, and so too much of the same music, and I might find myself being bored of the entire genre! So I try my best to mix things up, have some classical music, a dash of country western, a dollop of R&B a few splashes of indie, a hearty slab of classic rock, a pinch of punk, and a cupful of dance music, and I am normally set!

5. Can you tell us about your upcoming book and/or books?

Certainly! My second book in the Unleashed series: Hellbound, should be out this October! Ursine is finding himself in a rather demanding situation… I have books three and four also in the works. I should be having a short story of mine out soon, as part of a zombie anthology, as I am quite the zombie nut! Or as I like to say, I am a Zombeek (zombie-geek) There are also two more books that aren’t that far from their initial editing phases, one of them being in the YA genre, whilst the other, I believe is aimed more for the mature audience, of course I say that and mean my protagonist in that is not at school.      ( I am looking forward to Hellbound and all of your other works. )


6. What was your favorite chapter or part of Bound to write and why?

I think it had to be chapter sixteen, the way I wrote a particular part I was very proud of, and that doesn’t happen to me often, a lot of the time I am too critical of my own work, so I always aim to do better, and to never give up.

7. What has been the toughest criticism given to you has an author? What has been the best compliments?

I created Bound, it is my baby. I love it, like I do one of my children, so anytime I hear someone couldn’t get into it, I am disappointed, sure, but I understand, not everyone has the same taste, heck there are people out there in the world that have a fetish with being taunted by the cookie monster. So as long as a few people can find Bound entertaining, then I know I am on the right tracks!

8. Have you ever written a character or characters who resembles your personality or the personality of someone close to you?

Apparently my protagonist of Bound Ursine is a lot like me… I hadn’t even realized at the time either, but I guess, that is because a lot of time, when I was researching, or writing potential plots I put myself in the situation, to understand what actions were taken.

9. Do you work with an outline or just write and have you ever had writers block?

I have an outline I try to stick to, but quite often I will find myself, writing, two or three choices in a scenario, then writing a completely different one, what took the best elements from the previous.

10. If you could ask yourself any interview questions what would it be and how would you answer it?

Yes! I would ask: “Have you enjoyed this interview… and the answer is. Below! Marked with the “**

Just for Fun

Beach or Mountains?

Both, for me, the mountains are fantastic, like the Rocky’s are absolutely incredible… but having kids, I know they would much rather go to the beach for the day, and burry me up to the neck in the sand…

Favorite Candy?

I am not really a big fan of candy… I am a Potato chip kind-of guy!

Tea or Coffee?

Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!

White, Milk, or Dark Chocolate?

Ha! I am not fussy when it comes to chocolate, like I said, I am not a huge candy fan… of course that also means I don’t mind what flavour, as they are all awesome xD

Night Owl or Early Bird?

Unfortunately both! It’s the middle of the day when I turn into a bit of a zombie… This is because at night time, I will write, and in the mornings I am doing housework and sorting the kids out for school!

Favorite Social Media Facebook, Twitter, etc? 

Facebook! I do use Twitter but, unfortunately as I have a tendency to ramble on, the word capping to me is a lot like being “shhhhh’ed!” in the middle of a sentence!

**Thank you for taking the time to read this, it has been an honour and a privilege answering these questions! xxx

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