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‘5 Questions’ Interview With TR Goodman! @thetrgoodman

November 30, 2012 Leave a comment

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author TR Goodman to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!

My Name Is Michael Bishop by TR Goodman

Describe your book My Name Is Michael Bishop in ten words or less

My Name Is Michael Bishop is a steampunk fantasy novel about family and sacrifice.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

I was talking with my boss about illegal immigration and came up with an idea about people digitizing themselves in order to cross international borders.

The idea grew and evolved into a man who used magic to cure his daughter’s disease and accidentally turned himself into a steampunk golem.

Which of your characters (in this book) is closest to your heart and why?

Lord Emmet was probably the most fun to write out of all the characters.

He is a villain who has done terrible things in order to reach his goals, but his motivation is something anyone can understand. I like to think of him as what Michael could have become under different circumstances.

Do you have a day job? If yes, tell us about it and how did that affect your writing / publishing process?

I have a day job in the IT industry, mostly doing accounting and tech support.

The most obvious influence it has had over my writing is that the idea for the book came from a conversation with my boss, who is also one of my beta readers.

Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about

My next book is the beginning of a series. It is about a demon who escapes Hell and tries to make a life for himself as a lawyer. I will be writing it for NaNoWriMo, and it will be my first year participating.

Thanks again for stopping by, TR Goodman! You can learn more about the author via his website:, Facebook: TRGoodmanAuthor, and Twitter: @thetrgoodman.

 My Name Is Michael Bishop is available on Amazon (Kindle).

Check out TR Goodman’s Amazon author page for more info!

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