(Hey There!) #indieauthors #blogging #writing

(A little get to know me and you sesh…)


Howdy folks!

This is me /\.

My name is Eric Keegan.

I’m an indie author (recently of two years, before that just a casual writer).

I read more books than I eat things at this point…not sure if that’s a good thing, but I really enjoy it.

I’ve released 3 books since 2018 and 2 Kindle collections. I’m working on a new book release for early April and a few more leading into the summer. My most recent release is Lines at the Amusement Rides. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m ready to put out a lot of works because I write strictly on my smartphone. The only computer work I do is when I sit down to edit. Writing on the phone helps me to nab and grab almost every single idea that, at least to me, is worth documenting.

I’ve lived in New Jersey most of my life, and also out in the Pacific Northwest.

James Bond is my favorite book and film series (can’t wait for Daniel Craig’s last outing!) and I’ve been obsessed ever since my Uncle got me License to Kill on VHS one year for Christmas.

I don’t have a one single favorite book of all time, but I have a ton of favorites:

I Work at a Public Library

Fight Club

High Fidelity

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Wishbones

Wind/Pinball

The Rum Diary

City Primeval

The Bridges of Madison County

Election

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Light Boxes

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Zero Cool

Howl’s Moving Castle

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Factotum

A Streetcar Named Desire

84, Charing Cross Road

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

The Tao of Bill Murray

…and too many more to mention.

Nature means everything to me, I am such a huge gaping fanboy of it.

Music affects me the same way. Without it, I don’t think I’d ever have wanted to become a writer. Finding inspiration is what leads a person to be inspired, so don’t ever let yourself get down if you’re having a difficult time harvesting some. It’s everywhere.


That’s all for now, but I’d love to hear some more about all of you!

1) Are you a writer? Any works out there I can check out?

2) Favorite books, films, and musical artists?

3) What are some things that move you?

And the list goes on…Happy Saturday my friends!

3 thoughts on “(Hey There!) #indieauthors #blogging #writing

  1. 1) I am a writer. I’ve had work published in anthologies as well as my own book of poetry, Fallen Star Rising, which can be found on my website or any other place you buy paperbacks. You can also read some of my stuff on my blog.

    2) way too many books to call favs (like you) so I’ll just name a couple (I read almost strictly hard science fiction): Pandora’s Star & Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton; Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds; Dune by Frank Herbert; Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card; Starfish by Peter Watts

    I’m not much of a movie watcher at all but I did really like Avatar and Ad Astra.

    Music – so variable by mood! Generally I say Red is my fav band, but I also enjoy Robin Schulz, Portishead, Two Feet, Imagine Dragons, Pink Floyd…

    3) what moves me the most is nature (particularly the ocean, the stars, and microcosms), love, and compassion.

    ***I’m looking forward to receiving your book in the mail, hopefully soon!***

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    1. Hey there Tara! 👋🏻 can’t wait to read some of your works! Fallen Star Rising sounds particularly interesting. Big sci-fi fan, very cool!! I’d have to say this genre is where I’m supremely lacking…what would you suggest for a newcomer to the genre? Dune has always intimidated me every time I pick it up in the store but I’m sure it’s awesome. Avatar was great! Still can’t believe they’re releasing another 4 movies. Ooooooh love those music choices, I dig the variety! 🎵 🎸 absolutely love the answer to # 3, it’s what rocks my world as well. Such great entities of the Earth to motivate us into bleeding our souls onto the blank page, you know? Thanks so much for the support Tara, you have no idea how much that means!! I will be ordering yours today as well 😄

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      1. I would say, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Easily readable. Not too much “hard sci-fi” to scare you off. But still very political (which is what science fiction really excels in). Mind-bending.

        Don’t let Dune scare you. It’s religious and political for sure. Dune is really about the pre-cursor to the Messiah of the universe coming. Some really great politics in there and not a lot of “science-y” things.

        Greg Bear is a good author to start out with in science fiction as well. Easy to read stuff.

        I can talk hard sci-fi all day lol.

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