Meet, D.T. Sako, today's featured A Journey of Words author!
His story, "Baby-Blue Bug," appears alongside my own in the anthology.
Get to know him, and keep an eye on his writing career!
Author Name: D.T. Sako
Title of your AJOW story: Baby-Blue Bug
A guy who is down on his luck buys a VW Beetle at a price he couldn't refuse. Of course, there's more than meets the eye… :)
What inspired you to write this story?
It started as the challenge of writing a "journey" story for AJOW. I brought in my own experiences with a baby-blue Bug (my first car), and the story sort of told itself from that point on.
How long have you been writing?
I know exactly! :) When I was nine years old, I decided I wanted to write a boy-detective story. I pulled my dad's Underwood typewriter out of the closet (weighed more than me – LOL), and typed out what I recall was a 2 1/2 page story.
What genre do you usually write in and why?
I love horror, so I've gravitated to that genre. From roller coasters to Jack the Ripper films, I've always relished the cold tendrils of fear wending up my spine, and wanted to subject others to the same. :) But as the answer to the next question shows, my interests stray…
What else are you working on writing at the moment?
I have four novels in various stages of completion. A completed draft of one I call "supernatural noir" because I'm not sure how well it dovetails into any particular genre. A second WIP is definitely "classic" horror. A third WIP is historical fiction (I absolutely LOVE history). And the fourth is fantasy (doesn't a bit of Tolkien flow through all of us?).
What advice do you have to give to new writers?
Write. Read. Write. Read.
How can people discover more about you and your work?
My Facebook page
A Journey of Words
A 600-page paperback anthology from Scout Media featuring short fiction by 35 talented authors from all over the globe. Stories represent many genres, but all are tied by the theme of travel.
Featuring my story, "Bottom of the River"