Featured Interview With David S. Longworth
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Elkin, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with two majors and a minor as my currently highest level of education. My favorite hobbies I can think of right off the top of my head include lifting weights, reading and writing books, playing videogames, playing electric guitar, fencing, Dragon Ball, and Game of Thrones and A Song Of Ice And Fire fandom. I had a 13 year-old orange Lab-Chow named Waffles, which I raised since he was a puppy, but he recently died on May 3, 2018. I don’t know when I will adopt any more furbabies yet.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Ironically, I used to not give a rat’s ass about reading when I was younger until I was recommended a book by a professor during my junior year of college. I practiced the principles in the book as best as possible and transformed my life for the better, so I started reading more informative books over time outside of my studies so I can self-educate. I read over twenty books in 2016. I did some writing when I was in Elkin High School’s Writing Club, but years later burned those writings due to being lead down a dark path when I wrote them and several of them being heretical; I was a Christian growing up until I believed Atheism for several years, and officially got Jesus back into my life in August 2015. Reconverting to Christianity and having Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior is the best life choice I’ve ever done.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
First of all, the Holy Bible is extremely inspirational to me due to my beliefs and also the fact that Christians, Atheists, and any believers of any religion can learn a lot from it. My two favorite Fiction authors are obviously George R.R. Martin and J. R.R. Tolkien, and a couple Non-Fiction authors who’ve written works that I’ve enjoyed include Tony Robbins and Bruce Lee. Yes, the Jeet Kune Do master Bruce Lee. I strongly want to say Non-Fiction is my favorite genre to read, but my favorite Fiction series thus far is George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. I have been inspired to have a career as an author by gurus that have written books of wisdom as well as George R.R. Martin, and my A King’s Wisdom series of parables set in a Medieval Fantasy world strongly reflect George R.R. Martin’s influence and some wisdom I’ve picked up during my studies.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest, and first, book “A Lord’s Treasure” is a Fictional tale set in a Medieval Fantasy world that also teaches personal finance. My A King’s Wisdom series, starting with “A Lord’s Treasure,” is a Medieval Fantasy series that also teaches self-help skills that are extremely useful towards bettering one’s life. I can strongly compare the writing style to GRRM, but not as complex as his A Song Of Ice And Fire, and most definitely my first book isn’t as long as one of those. The shortness is even mentioned in the review by Kirkus Reviews. It took me only a few months to actually write “A Lord’s Treasure,” but it took a crap ton of start-up expenses to actually get it prepared for marketability and a much bigger headache to manage and finance the marketing. Hopefully positive word of mouth will help me tremendously with that.
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