Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Interview with Joshua Graham

I don't know how the weather is in your part of the world, but here, it's a constant back-and-forth seesaw. I wish it would make up its mind, because the pressure headaches are not fun.

But let's take our thoughts away from headaches and focus on another interview. Today we're talking with author Joshua Graham about his book, TERMINUS.

Welcome to We Do Write, Joshua. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hello! I’m the author of a couple of #1 bestselling thrillers, including BEYOND JUSTICE and DARKROOM. My latest book is TERMINUS, a Supernatural Thriller. My books have won top honors such as First Prize in: The International Book Award, Forward National Literature Award, USA "Best Books 2011″ Awards.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing fiction since the first grade, but professionally since 2003.

Tell us about TERMINUS. What’s the story about?

Terminus is a Supernatural Thriller in which an angel decides to renounce his immortality and powers in order to be with the human woman with whom he has fallen in love—a woman he was sent to destroy. Now he must save her from assassination, as well as stop a nuclear terrorist attack. But his time and power is running out. To get a visual glimpse at this book, please view the trailer here:

Cool! How did the idea of the story come to you?

During a professional Masterclass, in which we had to come up with about 3-4 book proposals per day. The creative juices were flowing and I really loved the concept for TERMINUS. It took a few years to complete, while getting other books published along the way, but I’m glad it finally came together. Many of the themes arose from my pondering on the ideas of mortality, eternity, spiritual warfare, and the like. I had read a book called “Fearless” by Max Lucado, and a particular chapter about facing death and beyond unafraid touched me particularly. I believe this was the final push that took TERMINUS from a proposal to a finished book.

Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?

I have a few friends who have helped me with critique. I also have my wife who is the greatest first reader and development consultant a writer could have. I do some degree of self-editing, but the final edits are done with professional editors.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

A bit of both. I plot in broad strokes, then in between let things go by the seat of my pants.

What’s the hardest part of writing for you?

Getting out of my own way. I tend to overthink things and sometimes overwrite things. Thank God for my editor who helped me keep things tight, and fast-paced, which is the way I like to read as well.

I hear you. Editors are a godsend. What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?

I’m pretty flexible, but I do like to have my Bible, research materials, and internet access. But one thing I must have is quiet. If someone is talking within earshot, I can’t really write.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

The ability to heal.

What's the weirdest thing you've googled?

You know I'm not clicking that, right? ;) Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ...

Reading, homeschool teaching, spending time with my family.

Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.

First and foremost, I want to thank my wife and kids for putting up with the insanity of having a writer as a husband and father. I also want to thank my readers and facebook friends/fans for all their support and enthusiasm in spreading the word about my books. In the interest of time and space, I will leave the rest to be read in the acknowledgment section of my books.

And finally, where can people find you and your book online?

The quickest way is to look me up on here:
I can be reached on the contact form on my website:
I’m also on facebook:
And on twitter:
Please sign up for my newsletter for exclusive content, giveaways, and early updates here:

Thanks for chatting with us today, Joshua!

1 comment:

Joshua Graham said...

Thanks for the interview, Dorothy!

TERMINUS can be found for Kindle and Paperback here: and for
Nook and paperback here:
and for Kobo here: