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Today's post is all about the Misadventures of Doc and Dirk, commonly known as The Dirk Tales, plus our author interview. There's also a chance to win once more!
He's a middle-aged, newly single, gay photographer starting life over. Along comes a freshly out nineteen-year-old, irreverent free spirit who wants to be his apprentice. Mismatched by more than a generation, what could possibly go wrong? Everything! And it's AWESOME!
Dirk's First Time. Every gay boy has his first experience. Usually it's a memorable, exciting personal time of discovery and intimacy between two young people. But two comic book characters? Is it horseplay or Cosplay?
The Boy At The Gym. First impressions can be deceiving. Sometimes that boy in the baggy clothes, talking to himself in the gym isn't as shy as he appears. Sometimes there's a deviant imp lurking beneath that freckled mask of innocence. Beware the Trojan Nerd!
Dirk walks into kitchen wearing a shirt that says “It’s my birthday. I brought rope!”
Dirk’s Mom: You’re not wearing that in public. Go change it right this instant.
Dirk walks back into kitchen wearing a different shirt that says: “It’s my birthday. Bring rope.”
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Our Interview with Dan Skinner:
1. What inspires you? What gets you writing?
Anything can inspire me. Sometimes watching a movie can give me an idea. or a quote. Sometimes watching a real event take place. There's no specific thing.
2. What's your writing process? Seat of your pants, lots of sticky notes, complex spreadsheets?
I plot things out to the inth degree. No seat of the pants. Wouldn't know how to do that and envy people who can.
3. Which character from your books is your favorite, and why?
I don't know that I have a favorite character. But the one I identify the most with is Chris, the blind musician in my sci-fi novel Xperiment. I feel like I'm wise but a complete innocent sometimes.
4. Which character is your least favorite, and why?
Least favorite character is Dick's mother in The Price of Dick. The character was inspired by someone who was just as awful.
5. If you could go back into one of your books and change one thing, what would that be? And why?
I don't think I would change anything. Most of my books contain real experiences that I've learned from. But if I could go back and change my experiences, it'd be my entire childhood or lack thereof because I grew up in an Evangelical family. I miss not having anything normal to look back on.
6. What's next for you? What amazing book are you working on?
I have several projects going. Inch by inch on each one. Dunno which one will be finished first. Just released SEXCAPADE which, again, is based on a real life experience,
7. Anything else you'd like to share with your readers?
If you wanna write...just listen to the voice in your head... write with that voice. It'll be the real one.
More about the author:
Howdy, my name is Dan Skinner and for those of you who don’t know me I’m a photographer of male/male romance book covers and a gay author. I live in the Midwest and I’m an avid runner. For those not acquainted with my work you can find my novels on Amazon. The first is MEMORIZING YOU, a YA tale of first love. Others are THE BIBLE BOYS, THE PRICE OF DICK (don’t laugh it actually has another meaning, hehehe), The ART OF THE HEART, A SUMMER OF GUILTLESS SEX and a gay Sci-Fi Thriller entitled XPERIMENT. I also have an oldie published at Dreamspinner Press entitled COVERBOY. So, there’s a little something for everyone.
For those interested in my photography I have two galleries: http://danthedanimal.deviantart.com/ and: http://theknobgoblin.tumblr.com/
Be forewarned, they are NSFW and very adult-oriented. So sit back and enjoy. I hope to add new and entertaining stuff everyday!
There's also a stock sale happening right now.
Thanks for celebrating with us. We hope you found some new books to put on your TBR, and learned a few fun things about this fabulous author.
Until next time, happy reading!!