Q&A with Adam G. Fleming
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About Adam G. Fleming
Adam G. Fleming is an eclectic author with 13 books to his name since he began publishing in 2012. His day jobs include ghostwriting and executive leadership coaching. Adam has been married for 25 years to his wife Megan, they have four children and live in Goshen, Indiana. He loves to hike and travel the world.
On to Our Interview!
Q. Tell us who you are and what inspires you to write.
A. I’m a ghostwriter/publisher, executive coach, dad, and world traveler.
My personal vision stems from the fact that I believe everyone in the world ought to have at least one good friend.
I believe my novels are my way to extend my friendship into the world and beyond my lifetime.
My personal imprint is Friendly Hedgehog Books and my ghostwriting/publishing services company is Victory Vision Publishing.
Q. How did you get to this place in your life? Share your story!
A. I dabbled in music, sculpture, and other creative arts before I began by writing a play for stage.
I found a small midwest community theater who allowed me to direct my own piece back in 2012, I had a great time with the cast, and as we rehearsed I also turned the play into my first novel, White Buffalo Gold.
Thirteen years later, I’m about to release 4 more books, I’ll have 17 out soon!
Q. What are you most passionate about?
A. I am most passionate about how to be a great friend to others. I love the juxtaposition of the absurdity and beauty of life, and I love to write at that intersection because we need our friends to laugh and cry with us.
Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process, routine, and/or rituals around your writing?
A. I hammer out a bunch of stuff without plotting much and then I come back and fix plot holes and hone my story beats to make sure I’m raising the stakes appropriately.
I don’t have a really clear routine but I do know that writing at the desk where I do CEO work doesn’t work for me.
Writing requires a different physical space which lets my brain know it’s time to be creative, not decisive.
Q. What are a few challenges you faced in creating, marketing, or publishing your creative work? And your solutions to them.
A. Marketing is the biggest challenge.
I don’t like to launch in the red on cover design and editing.
One of the best solutions I’ve found for this is Kickstarter.
I’ve done three successful Kickstarter launches and this is a strategy I only plan to get better at doing with my next couple of launches.
Q. What do you wish you had known before you started writing fiction?
A. I understood story beats intuitively to some extent when I started because I read a lot, but I wish I had gotten an editor who not only understood grammar but also story structure. I’m still proud of my first novel, so that says something.
Q. What’s next for you in your creative work?
A. Once I complete my current work in progress, tentatively titled “The Legends of Zeppelin Zeke,” I think I’ll go back to steampunk/sci fi and work on a spinoff to The Satchel Pong Chronicles and do a series with the character Wilty Zeebo, which will be more of an interstellar sci-fi series than steampunk.
Q. Is there anything else you wished I’d asked? Please share!
A. You should ask, does Adam have a book for just about any kind of reader?
The answer is yes.
Well, that’s not entirely true because I don’t write romance.
But if you’re willing to stretch outside your normal comfort zone you won’t be disappointed.
People who like fantasy and sci-fi will like The Satchel Pong Chronicles, a completed 5 book series. Those who enjoy realism will enjoy my first novel, White Buffalo Gold, and those who like comedy and adventure will enjoy the Stetson Jeff Adventures. Stetson Jeff is a Texan, he’s a bit Forrest Gump and a bit Chuck Norris and a bit Inspector Clouseau. I also have some non-fiction and poetry out.
Visit my author page at: https://amzn.to/45Z9WPF
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