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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grave Beginnings

Today R.R. Virdi joins us to tell us a bit about his book and to answer my impertinent questions...

1. Where did the initial idea for Grave Beginnings come from?

The initial idea for Grave Beginnings came from an idea I've had for a long time for a paranormal investigator series, but sadly it was so done that I struggled to come up with an idea for a while...... enter my friend. Together we had some ADHD style talks and decided to come up with the premise of someone without a body of their own. Just a soul inhabiting the bodies of people killed by the supernatural and was forced to solve those people's murders for them!

2. Which part of the publishing process was the most surprising?

The most surprising part of the publishing process was, honestly, just the ease! The fact I could go through some formatting guides, stylize and poof! Published on Amazon! Now it's out there for eternity, all over the webs for people around the world to see and enjoy.

3. If you could give yourself any piece of advice before you started writing, what would it be?

Always, always come to the page ready and eager to write! That's how you summon your muse, it's as Stephen King said, "never come lightly to the page!"

4. Plotter or panster?

Was a panster, now....working towards being a mix of both. George RR Martin style, plan characters, have an idea for the story.....make up the rest in between!

5. Quiet room or noisy room when you're writing? How quiet do you need it? What sort of noise?

Crypt quiet......save for music, something to help me focus, ambient nature sounds with headphones, the word count just sails by.

6. Your writing area/desk: a place for everything and everything in its place or if anyone ever straightened it, you'd never find a thing?

My writing area? Anywhere I can, no excuses, but it's always a mess! Cluttered books and research and sticky notes abound!

7. What is your current pop culture obsession (book, TV show, movie, webcomic…)? What are the rest of us missing?

I am addicted to Supernatural the TV show and The Dresden Files books to an obsession! I live for the paranormal, all the history, mythology, different takes and the grit gore and noir!

Grave Beginnings


As far as numbers go, it isn't a great one. Hell, it's not even a good one and Vincent Graves is going to find out just how unlucky of a number it can be.

Because someone, or something, is killing people in the Empire state, and whatever it is, it gives people everything they ever desired and more. And it's the more that's the problem!

Well...it's one of the problems.

Vincent's investigation also seems to have drawn the attention of a relentless FBI agent and then there's the little bit where he has only thirteen hours to solve the case, or he dies.

Talk about your literal deadlines...

...No pressure.

By the end of this case Vincent will come to understand the meaning of an age old proverb: Be careful what you wish for - because you just might get it!

About the Author

R.R Virdi is an author currently residing in northern Virginia, (an important distinction to residents of the area!) He's is an avid martial arts fan, a science fiction and fantasy ninja, lover of all things paranormal/supernatural and the author of The Grave Report.

He resolved to become an author no matter what the cost after meeting his literary hero Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files. He spends his days in an imaginary world working as a recorder of all the events that transpire there, that and sometimes he chases after his derpy dog, Oreo.

He nourishes himself and imagination through the works of Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin and Jim Butcher mostly. Sometimes he wanders aimlessly through the halls of his home dressed in Jedi robes, we have no idea why....

His favorite shows are the Game of Thrones, Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Firefly, Supernatural and Man VS Food.....only when he's starving. In his spare time he likes to tinker with cars, play video games and stare blankly at a computer screen under the pretense that he's doing work.

The hardest challenge for him up to this point has been fooling most of society into believing he's a completely sane member of the general public.



Huntress said...

Take time to check out this book. It is a keeper.

But the author is just this side of crazy. Just sayin'. I mean he doesn't even list Walking Dead in his favorite TV programs. Right there gives you clue.

JourneyWriter said...

He is a dedicated, passionate and talented writer and reads and writes everyday. He will go far.