In the past two years that I’ve been with Crescent Moon Press I’ve had the opportunity to meet many wonderful writers whether it be via email loops or in person at conferences. Today I’m thrilled to interview fellow CMP author, Sean T. Poindexter.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always been writing, as long as I’ve been able to read. I loved telling stories, even as a very young child. During show and tell in second grade I would stand up in front of the class and tell them stories that always started with “I had a dream last night…” I remember the teacher telling me that I should write my stories down.
Who are you currently reading?
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.
Do you write with music or background noise or do you prefer silence? If you write with music or noise, what’s your preference?
I always listen to music while I write. I like heavy industrial, gothic metal and some classics like The Cars and David Bowie. I also throw in some eclectic choices like Tom Waits and Emilie Autumn. Since everything I listen to gets scrobbled by Last.fm, I can see what my favorite music choices are. According to Last.fm, my top artists are Combichrist, :Wumpscut:, Gothminister, Bile, and Deathstars.
We’ve often heard people say, “youth is wasted on the young” and “if I could go back, oh, what I’d do.” What do you think? Would you go back and if you could, what age would you go back to?
I wouldn’t mind restarting high school with the confidence and mental balance that I have now. It would have made the whole things much more enjoyable than it was the first time. I’d want to bring copies of my books with me so I wouldn’t have to rewrite them.
(I have to say you’re much more daring than I am. High school is probably the last place I’d go.)
Cats or Dogs- what’s your preference? And do you have any pets now?
Cats. Definitely cats. I have three: Orion, Sif and Thor.
Though born in Mesa, Arizona, Sean has spent most of his life in Missouri. He graduated high school in Lebanon, Missouri. His mother was a special education/reading teacher and his father was a police officer. Though they divorced when Sean was very young he remains close with both his parents. He has two brothers and no children, but he has a very large extended family in the Ozark region (Mountain View/West Plains Missouri region) and Southern Arizona (Eloy/Casa Grande area).
After high school, Sean attended college at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri for a time before dropping and going to work for a TV station in Springfield, Missouri. After a time, he returned to college and graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, minor in Philosophy. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas) in 2005.
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Check out Sean’s books:
The Shadow of Tiamat: on Amazon
On a dark Ozark highway, two souls meet in tragedy and find their lives are connected to things bigger than them both. Megan Crunk, a social worker from Joplin, uncovers vampires preying on a small community. That same day, she meets Garrett, a fascinating stranger who is clearly more than he seems. But, as Meg slowly learns, so is she.
Garrett Terago is an ancient dragon. Until now, he’s been content with the secluded Ozark mountains. Disguised as a human, but rarely paying them heed, until he meets Megan. He offers her love and protection from the vampires but can he keep her safe from his own kind? War looms between the dragons. Some long for a time lost to prehistory, when they were worshiped as gods, masters of the world. Somehow, Garrett is instrumental to their plans and Megan is in their way.
“The Shadow of Tiamat’s twist ending left me wanting the next installment right away! 4.5 out of 5,”
The Will of the Darkest One: on Amazon
The chronicles continue! New alliances are formed between unlikely allies as the dragons try control the damage unleashed into the human world.
The bond between Garrett and Meg is crystallized, but as their worlds collide there are repercussions. Aoni’a and Meg try to help Yvonne with her impossible secret with the unlikely assistance of a curious human sorcerer. As Garrett and Ardeth undergo a dangerous journey to save Yvonne’s new child, Meg continues to explore her own secret.
Darker motives surface as the vampires seek revenge. Max becomes a target in a retributive strike by a pack of vampires hoping for advancement, but they may have bitten off more than they can chew. The dragoness Gruda seeks vengeance for the death of Xyus, while Veles Fraise collects allies for his coming war against humanity. Shades of his ultimate plan are revealed; the ancient dragon Fraise may serve a higher, darker will than even his own.