An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies including IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Productions, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Avatar Press, Fight Card Books, Radio Archives, BEN Books, and more. A comprehensive list of Bobby’s published titles and upcoming releases can be found at www.bobbynash.com.
Bobby is a member in good standing of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.
For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at www.bobbynash.com and across social media. If you see him walking around a con, please say hi and make sure he’s not lost.
What inspires you to write?
Deadlines. Well, there’s also my overactive imagination that never actually turns off. I am constantly working up story ideas in my head, from snippets of conversations to full blown plots. I’m not sure where, exactly, the inspiration flows, but it seems to be all around me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m somewhere in the middle. I can’t work with a full outline. To me, that feels like writing the story twice and I start to feel ready to move on to something new. I have a loose plot, generally mapping out the big moments I know I need to hit and then I write from one to the next like signposts on a twisty-turning road. That allows the pantser part of me to follow the characters and see where they take me. I’ve had some interesting detours off that road working this way. I joked once that you can call me Captain Plotty-Pants. I guess it’s stuck. HA! HA!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All the time. I get to know my characters intimately well. Once I know them, I can drop them into situations and see how they handle it. Knowing and trusting your characters can be fun and take you interesting places in the story. They may not always be where you intended, but the journey is so often worth it.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is one of those lists that changes from time to time, of course, but a few authors who I never miss are Michael Connelly, Alex Kava, Nancy Holder, Van Allen Plexico, Derrick Ferguson, J.T. Ellison, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Jonathan Maberry, David Mack, Christopher Golden, and the list continues on from there…
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I started writing, self publishing was not as open and as well received as it is today so submitting through a publisher was really my only viable option at that time. I submitted to many publishers and have the rejection letters to prove it. Eventually, my first novel found a home. Sadly, it turned out not to be a good home and the publishing experience left a lot to be desired. However, I did have a published book in hand. Using that, I was able to find other publishers willing to talk to me and just kept working and submitting. Eventually, work offers came in as did acceptance of manuscripts.
In the intervening years I have self published a few times. I have nothing against it, but I personally don’t enjoy the production part of the process so I don’t do it often.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope publishing has a bright future, but I honestly don’t know. Things have changed a lot in the last few years,. I am curious and excited to see where publishing goes. I am fairly certain that print is not going away, despite the numerous times I am told that print is dying.
What genres do you write?
I write a little of almost everything. mystery, thrillers, action, adventure, pulp, sci fi, suspense, crime, horror, young adult, comic books, medi tie-ins, and I even wrote a western once.
What formats are your books in?
eBook, Print, Audiobook