Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
Hi. I’m Bobby Nash. I write novels, comic books, short stories, and have dabbled in screenplays. I was inspired to start writing as a means of getting the stories that kept popping up in my head out of my head. Ha! I know that sounds flip, but it’s true. I’ve always had an overactive imagination so stories and characters were constantly being crafted. Writing was a way to get them out into the real world and allow them to live.
Here’s my official author bio–
An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies including IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Productions, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Avatar Press, Fight Card Books, Radio Archives, BEN Books, and more. A comprehensive list of Bobby’s published titles and upcoming releases can be found at on his website.
Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.
Tell us about your books.
I’ve written a number of books for a variety of publishers over the years. Novels include Evil Ways (mystery/suspense/thriller), Fantastix (super-hero/thriller), Deadly Games! (action/thriller), Earthstrike Agenda (sci-fi/thriller), Fight Card: Barefoot Bones (pulp adventure/drama), Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt (paranormal/adventure/horror), and Domino Lady: Money Shot (pulpy political thriller). I have also written numerous short stories for anthologies and comic book stories. You can get the full list at www.bobbynash.com
How did you go about getting published?
Most of my work is traditionally published. I have re-released some out of print works and a couple of special projects on my own though. I started out in comics, doing some self-published work that was rarely seen. I then did a few comic strips for magazines and later for websites. In 2000, I was hired to script a comic series called Demonslayer at Avatar Press, a book I worked on off and on for almost 4 years. A good run.
While working in comics, I wrote a novel and eventually, after a long drought, found a publisher interested in it. Although the experience turned out to be terrible, I did have copies of my book on hand. Writer Ron Fortier sat next to me at a convention and picked up my novel, Evil Ways. He also read Fantastix. Ron invited me to do a novella for one of his upcoming pulp anthologies so I did. It was fun and led to doing another and another and another until I was working pretty steadily. Now, I get invites for anthologies regularly.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I prefer to write late at night and into the wee hours of the morning, but with the day job that is not always feasible so i work in writing time whenever I can.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I have a day job that sucks up a lot of time. I also like to read, watch TV, sleep, occasionally I venture out into the world.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Make sure the cover grabs people and that the title can easily be read at thumbnail size because that’s how most books are bought these days. Your book has to stand out from the others on the shelf. Your cover is the best (and worst) way to make a first impression with a potential reader.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
What’s your favorite book?
WOW. That’s a tough question. I don’t know if I have a good answer for it. My favorite of anything seems to change from time to time, except for movies. No one has been able to knock JAWS off that top spot yet.
What are you reading now?
I’m just getting started on Wraith by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
What’s your next book project?
In June 2016, the first issue of the Domino Lady: Threesome comic book hits stores. Domino lady teams up with two different characters each issue to thwart villainous schemes and stop crime in their own unique way. Issues 1 & 2 are written by Nancy Holder and myself. I take over as solo writer with issue #3. Each issue has a different artist attached.
My latest release is the Sherlock Holmes & Domino Lady trade paperback collection from Moonstone Books. It has been in stores a couple of weeks now.
Sherlock Holmes & Domino Lady is a new trade paperback collection containing a brand new Domino Lady comic story, a brand new Holmes/Domino illustrated prose story by Bobby Nash, a Holmes/Domino Lady prose story by Nancy Holder with NEW illustrations, reprints Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady issues#1 and 2, and The Holmes Holiday Special story!
Written by Bobby Nash and Nancy Holder
Art by Reno Maniquis, Nick Diaz, and Mike Fyles.
Cover price: $14.95
Nancy Holder and I have been working together on Domino Lady comic book stories for a few years now and our editor at Moonstone, Joe Gentile, offered me the opportunity to write a new prose story featuring the characters together on an adventure, I just couldn’t say no. They are both a lot of fun to write.