Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m Rebecca Scarberry. @Scarberryfields on Twitter and the author of Messages from Henry, Rag Doll, the Jumper series of illustrated children’s books, and Where Love Takes You. I have a treat for you. I’ve interviewed author/book publisher, Steve Caresser (@ePrintedBooks on Twitter).
Rebecca: What year did you start up your book publishing business?
Steve: In 2000 I started schooling for the self-publishing field. I helped several people along the way and I believe I launched my “One Stop Self-Publishers Shop” called ePrintedBooks in 2005. Link: http://www.eprintedbooks.com/ebookservices.html
Rebecca: How long have you been writing fiction?
Steve: Well, I’m not sure. Some years back I recorded my first poem and posted it on my website and Twitter. In a short time it got over 100 grand reviews. In shock, I asked several who had given a listen if they thought I would ever be a poet. They all said, “You are a poet!” Link: http://www.eprintedbooks.com/SteveCaresser/poems/poems1.html
Rebecca: What are the titles of the books you published/and will soon publish. What genres are they, and what age group are they written for?
Steve: In 1965 while I was still in grade school I wrote “The Phantom cow”. It’s a comedy that I recently dug up from my old attic. I’m currently editing the book. While in school back in 1970 I wrote a short story about a fishing trip. My teacher made copies and posted them around the school as an example of good creative writing. I then ran into some serious roadblocks in my life and stopped writing. I believe I started writing fiction again in 2005. “The Scared Crow “is my first published novel. It’s a small town detective mystery I wrote for my ten-year-old granddaughter. In book 2 (it’s underway and I’ve not told anyone this yet) I’ll soon be introducing “The Sherlock Holmes Quad Squad”. It’s about a pair of teenage girls and a pair of teenage boys who team up to solve crimes across the globe. This will be a young adult series. Link: http://www.eprintedbooks.com/SteveCaresser/Index.html You can listen to the prologue for The Phantom Cow: http://www.eprintedbooks.com/SteveCaresser/AudioBooks/PhantomCow/PhantomPrologue.html
Alien Checkmate” is an upcoming series of young adult novellas about the world’s next alien invasion.
“The Five Gallon Bucket” is a book I published containing some old wine recipes I have developed and used in my life.
“The Sunshine Series” is an upcoming young adult series of novellas about a young girl who becomes an investigator, trying to find those responsible for her mother’s murder. “Just Wandered Into Town” is book one in the series. Link: http://www.eprintedbooks.com/SteveCaresser/index.html
Rebecca: What age group do you enjoy writing for the most?
Steve: I enjoy writing for young adults the most.
Rebecca: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Steve: When I’m not writing I enjoy collecting wild herbs in the area and filming more for my upcoming “Wild Herb Hunt” show. I enjoy filming more on our show called “The Whole World News”. And like most authors, I enjoy tweeting other authors’ books. I enjoy BBQ cookouts with the family, going to the park, and our swimming hole, way out in the middle of nowhere.
I also enjoy my online radio show, "The Steve Caresser Show". I play oldies from the 60's, 70's and 80's. http://thestevecaressershow.playtheradio.com/index.cfm
Rebecca: What are you currently writing?
Steve: I’m currently writing a mystery sci-fi thriller for young adults called “The Herbalist”. It’s about the ‘Herbalist’ who comes walking out of nowhere (fades in and out), and the only people that can see him are the sick in hospital beds. His pet Doberman and his black panther are always with him and he’s wanted dead or alive by the medical industry. I’m going to leave it at that.
Rebecca: Thank you for answering my questions, Steve. It’s been a pleasure to have you as my book publisher over the years. You’ve done a great job on my author page and interview on your website. Thank you for promoting indie authors like me and others on so many social media sites.
Steve: You’re a lot of fun, Rebecca. I enjoy working with you and tweeting with you. Thank you for taking the time to interview me.