who is this Scott A. Johnson person, anyway?
Good question...He's still trying to figure that one out for himself. For the record, this much we know so far:
can we get his books? Is he self-published?
No, he is not self-published. He is traditionally published by traditional publishers. That's why his books can be ordered or gotten anywhere. Of course, if you really want to purchase his books, you can always get them through his bookstore.
and what, does he teach?
Scott teaches in the innovative low-residency Masters in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University. He also teaches Kajukenbo Karate, a style in which he holds a third-degree black belt.
advice does he have for young writers?
Read everything you can get your hands on. Read the people you consider to be the masters of your genre. For me, that's Lovecraft, Poe, Matheson, Barker, King...It doesn't matter what you read, whether it's sci-fi, horror, romance, comedy...So long as you're actually reading. Also, write every day. Never give up, and never stop learning.
are his biggest inspirations?
Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradberry, Robert Bloch, Dashel Hammett...The list goes on and on. His real inspiration comes from his family, though.
he read my manuscript?
Sorry, but no. He doesn't have time between teaching and working on his own material.
he really believe in ghosts?
Yes. Yes he does.
You're kidding, right? *sigh* Black, red, green, purple.
The Exorcist, Beer Fest, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (actually, anything with Monty Python involved is comedy gold), the collected works of Mel Brooks, The Marx Brothers, and the Three Stooges. Horror movies are his favorite, followed by absurd comedies.
Bowling for Soup, Deathmobile, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies, Iron Maiden...Again, the list goes on and on...
Got more questions? Contact Scott and he might answer them!