Featured Interview With Alex Hinkley
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Alex is 29 years old and lives in Western New York. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Niagara University and a Certification in Security Management and Homeland Security from The University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also professionally certified in Statement Analysis. Despite his education in the field of Criminal Justice, Alex instead chose to pursue a writing career and became a video game and sports journalist out of college. He has worked as a video games journalist since 2009. As of January 2016, his online content has been viewed over 30.6 million times.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I didn’t actually start writing until I was in college and I wasn’t a fan of reading until senior year in high school, after I picked up The Dark Tower. Before that I hated reading. Now I read everyday and always have a book with me everywhere I go. I only wish I had become a reader earlier so I could have enjoyed English classes more!
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite genre is fantasy. My two favorite authors are Robert Jordan and Stephen King. Stephen King originally got me into reading and ultimately into writing after I discovered The Dark Tower series so I gotta give the nod to him slightly, but The Wheel of Time is my favorite fantasy series ever so he’s definitely worth mentioning.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is called Nerd Psychology. It is the culmination of many years of research and interviews with thousands of nerds online. Basically it delves into the psyche of an online nerd and explains why they act how they do under the veil of anonymity online. It also details the differences between a nerd and a geek because they are not the same, despite the fact the two terms are used interchangeably in modern culture. If you’re into video games or internet culture, then you’ll find this book not only interesting and educational, but also relevant to your everyday life.
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