Brad P. Christy has been a member of Writers’ League of Texas for about a year. He makes his home in Harker Heights, Texas. He will be attending the Agents & Editors Conference in June.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Brad P. Christy: Most of my work gravitates toward the macabre. I’ve written a YA novel dealing with family and friendship, trust and betrayal, and the afterlife, and a horror novel based on collision of cultures/ancient vampire myths (both will be pitched at this year’s WLT Conference). I had a post-apocalyptic short story entitled ‘Miseryland’ published, and have a few other short stories floating out there, which include a tragedy and a psychological horror spin on Krampus.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
BC: I would love to have a beer with Christopher Moore, author of ‘Fool’ and ‘You Suck: a Love Story.’ Not only has he successfully created interweaving storylines spread out over several novels and penned stories so well researched that you’d think he was channeling Shakespeare himself, but he is genuinely a very funny guy to correspond with. I imagine bellying up to a bar next to him and swapping stories would be a hilariously enlightening time.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
BC: I’m not sure sanity is the route I’d want to go. Certain aspects of humanity would have to be left behind. With over nineteen years of military service under my belt, I’ve had enough survival training to assume that I could keep myself alive, what I would need is something to get me through the rough spots and give me a sense of accomplishment. That being said, I’d bring a copy of Stephen King’s ‘It.’ I’ve been lugging it around since I saw the movie in 1990, but have always been too busy to finish the 1,138 page behemoth. As an added bonus, it could be used as a pillow, a weapon, a tool, or for a bonfire to signal rescue ships.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers League?
BC: I confidently went into last year’s WLT Conference – maybe too much confidence – and was told by the Key Note that my pitch was terrible and was told by an agent that my protagonist could not be related to, therefore unmarketable. It stung at first, but it was what I needed to hear. Joining WLT has taught me that rejections are just opportunities to create a better product.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
BC: Everyone dreams of doing what they love for a living; I am headed in that direction.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world?
BC: I wouldn’t be pursuing writing as a career if it weren’t for the encouragement and support of my wife, Cindy. She has pushed me along every step of the way from brainstorming plots to researching colleges that have the right degree program. Without her, becoming an author would only ever be a dream and nothing more.
You can learn more about Brad P. Christy at www.BradPChristy.com.