[20 Questions] SJ Hermann @Writing_Novel

When is your birthday? 
July 20th
Where did you grow up? 
In a Northwest suburb of Chicago. 
Are you a morning person, or a night person? 
Why did you choose to write for the genre that you do? 
I find that writing supernatural / paranormal gives you a wide range of places to go. There are no boundaries. 
What is your favorite season or holiday? 
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go, and why? 
If there is an edge to the universe, I’d go there. To see what is on the other side. 
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone? 
Mystery Science Theater 3000
What is one thing that most people do not know about you? 
I’m a big SpongeBob fan. Of the first three seasons. 
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex? 
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink? 
If you could be any color in the big box of crayons, which one would you be? 
What do you put on your pizza? 
Bacon. Sausage.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? 
Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman? 
Do you believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Big Foot? 
Yes, yes, and yes. 
So, the Moon Landing, did it actually happen? 
LOL. Of course it did. 
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why? 
Morium. I wrote the script and it is now in the hands of a producer. As far as why, because it has a strong moral basis to the story and would be different then other teen angst movies recently out in theaters. I am also in the process with another scriptwriter to turn another one of my books into a series. 
Who is your favorite author, and/or what is your favorite book? 
Stephen Kind. World War Z.
Do you ever google yourself? 
What is one food, or drink, that you could NEVER give up? 
Chocolate Milk. 
What was the hardest scene, or book, for you to write? 
Love scene. 
What is your most favorite quote or lyric? 
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true. Springsteen, The River. 
Do you sing in the shower? 
If you want to call it singing. 
Do any of the scenes in your books come from personal experience, or actually events, and are you willing to tell us about one? 
Some of the main characters in my books are me in one form or another. Morium has one instance where a character has gum thrown into his hair during class in High School. That happened to me during my Freshman year. 
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? 
Are you a Clutter King or a Neat Freak? 
Clutter King. 

Would You Rather...

See but never smell, or hear but never taste? 


Have the hiccups for the rest of your life, or always feel like you got to sneeze but never actually do it? 
Feel like I’m going to sneeze.
Know when you are going to die, or know how you are going to die? 
Be alone for the rest of your life, or forever be surrounded by annoying people with bad body odor? 
Be forever itchy, or be forever sticky?
Be able to teleport wherever you want, or be able to read minds whenever you want? 
Read minds.
Know the history of everything you touch, or be able to speak to animals? 
Know the history.
Live your worst day ever, over and over again, for one year; or lose one year of your life completely? 
Lose a year of life.
Be permanently transported 200 years into the future, or be permanently transported 200 years into the past? 
200 years in the past. 
Looking Forward...
What are you currently working on?
Screenplay for Splintered Love for a series. A Christmas short story, and my first stand-alone novel. 
What other plans do you have with your writing? 
To go darker in my storytelling. Maybe write one story with a happy ending. 
When is you next book possibly going to release? 
Spring of 2018.

More About SJ Herman!

S.J. Hermann is a writer of paranormal, science fiction, horror, and urban fantasy novels. He has the same taste in movies, television shows and books. He currently resides in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, where he attends college to earn a certificate in graphic or web design. When he is not thinking of stories to write, he is an award winning artist. You can view his artwork HERE.

Hermann is an avid rollercoaster fan who has ridden over forty different coasters throughout his life. If there is a hockey game on television, you can bet that he will be watching, especially his favorite team the Chicago Blackhawks.

He is a fan of the Walking Dead and will read or watch anything about zombies. Max Brooks and Stephen King are his authors of choice.

S.J. Hermann and the MORIUM Trilogy are Anti-Bullying Advocates.

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  1. This is a very entertaining interview! Love learning about new things from authors I admire ��