Today’s interview is with one of the winners of StarkLight Press’ Third Short Story contest, John J. Higgins.
John J. Higgins is an author, attorney, radio host and former statewide prosecutor who has had a multi-faceted career and life. He has worked on farms, performed firearm repairs, and refinished and sold antiques, all before he finished high school. In between pursuing his college studies, he supervised industrial finishing operations and assisted in developing a powder coating system. After college, he worked full time and attended law school at night. He also filmed rock stars and celebrities for public service announcements and produced and emceed a play that performed before audiences that totaled over 170,000. In his career as an attorney, he researched and wrote policy papers for governmental committees, drafted legislation, and revised statutes. In his role as a statewide prosecutor he was involved in some of the highest profile cases in his state, from prosecuting multiple and complex crime rings to homicides, including those committed by a serial killer. Among other things he does in his private life, he can scuba dive and pilot an airplane. An avid student of history and spiritual development, he lives in New Jersey in an old Victorian train station he converted into his residence.
His piece, A Devil’s Find, is contained inside the covers of StarkLight 3, available at www.starklightpress.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. When did you first become interested in writing?
2. Where did your interest in angels and the supernatural arise? Could you tell us a bit about that?
3. Did your interests in writing affect your career prior to your retirement?
4. How do you use your writing to relate to others?
5. Who are your heroes and inspirations?
6. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
7. Could you tell us a little about your writing universe?
8. Do you have any rituals you use as an author to get into the writing zone?
9. What message do you think your writing sends to your readers?
10. Any final thoughts that you would like to share with us?
His Amazon author page is http://amzn.com/e/B00AU76AOI, Facebook Author Pages https://www.facebook.com/TheArchangelJarahmaelTheWarToConquerHeavenTrilogy