Pre-Interview: George Lunsford has done many jobs from being a maintenance man to making explosives for the government. He was also an actor for many years doing indie feature films, commercials, book trailers, Public service videos, and even a music video for the Steep Canyon Rangers called Long Shot.
George's life was changed when he was a young man. His great-grandmother passed away and her spirit visited him one night, sitting on the foot of his bed. She looked at him and said I love you, said goodbye and disappeared. He wanted to believe it was just a dream but could smell her scent in his room.
George attended a haunted high School. In his early twenties he had a near death experience from pneumonia. He saw his own body in the bed and a lady that had died in that hospital room stood there talking to him. He saw the Angel of death as he opened a portal of bright light. The spirit that was talking to him, told him "it's not your time". He laid back down and woke up to alarms going off and nurses busting into hospital room.
George also had encounters in the Bermuda Triangle, a UFO in the middle of the ocean, and many other events. George has always been interested in paranormal, cyprid creature, and Bigfoot and has done a lot of research throughout his lifetime.
George wrote "Legends, Myth, Monsters, and Ghost" series because he wanted to share the stories he's heard and researched from all over the US with the world. He wants people to know that there is so much out in the world, then in that little bubble we all live in. When we were young, the older people would pass these stories down and we would go out and try to see if they were real. He hopes that sharing these stories, will give everyone an adventure to go on. George being an old sailor has had many adventures both at sea and on land. Please enjoy his books and go on your own adventure. Be safe!!!!
Author Writer Interview:
1.What inspires you most to write?
I want to be a successful writer. I want to give my kids and grandchildren a legacy. 2. What is your favorite genre?
I love Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Folklore, and Horror. 3. Who is one author you admire if any and why?
I grew up reading H.G.Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Edgar Allen Poe. I know that not one, but I can't pick just one. Their writing was inspiring. 4. How do you overcome blank writing spells?
I am lucky so far that I haven't had any blank writing spells, but my book series is folklore and once the research is done writing is the easy part. 5. What legal publishing advice can you give?
Never give up even if you go self-publishing or small press publishing.
6. How many books have you written, are any a bestseller yet? I will be releasing my fourth book this spring and it will finish my series.
7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why?
I have written about 15 or 20 short films and two feature films. I would love to rewrite some of my shorts turning them in to feature films 8. What are some difficulties you've experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism?
I had some bad comments about my books so I worked on improving the things I could and the things I couldn't I didn’t worry about. For example, someone complained my first book cost too much. I have no control over that my publisher sets that. 9. What are your best experiences in your writing career?
I love writing but my favorite thing is the book signings. We laugh and make it fun for everyone I put props out and candy for the kids.
10. Do you prefer to write in silence and or have some sort sound in the background?
I must have some background noise. 11. What are some encouraging words you'd give to another author/writer?
Never give up and no matter what write. Your first draft can be just your thoughts just do as many drafts as you need to. 12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work?
The publisher set the price I sent out press releases, donated some books, did interviews, did book give away at my local radio station and did book signings 13. Why should anyone read your book?
I hope they will read this series to learn stories from their state and other states. They are just fun to read. You might be reading a ghost story then the next story about a cryptid monster or the true story of one of your favorite horror movies. 14. Did you have a book coach?
No 15. What was your favorite subject in school?
I was a JROTC guy 16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere?
I have a small press publisher.