Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
Chad Stambaugh is a Fiction and Non-Fiction author. A Business Owner during the day. Chad is also a Paranormal Investigator and full-time writer. He’s spent the last decade reading all kinds of books and writing blogs about the paranormal. His latest novel, The Devil Within is his first fiction novel after writing predominately non-fiction.
Chad Stambaugh is a 4-time Paranormal Award Winner. Non-Fiction Book: Paranormal Investigations, 2013; Non-Fiction Book: The Paranormal Dictionary, 2014; Paranormal Radio Show of the Year; 2015, Non-Fiction Book: Beyond the Veil, 2015, The IPPA Award: International Paranormal Acknowledgement Award. (Only the second American to ever win the Award.) He’s also had one of his short stories; “Everyone Hates the Grays.” Published in Portable Magic; The Authors First Anthology book.
Chad started his writing career in 2012 by chance. He was looking for a way to teach others how to do Paranormal Investigations. Which led him to writing his first Non-Fiction novel, Paranormal Investigations. He lives in Fresno, Ca and has three children and 3 grandchildren.
Tell us about your books.
Contagion is my second attempt at writing fiction. My first seven have all been non-fiction, so I love conspiracy style books. And that’s what Contagion is. It’s the first book in a trilogy.
How did you go about getting published?
I created my own publishing company HGM Publishing so that I could get my books into stores and such.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I write every day, usually in the morning. All day on weekends unless I have something planned. but I’ll find a way.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
My other non-fiction books are about the Paranormal. I’m a paranormal investigator as a second job.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Just write everyday. Don’t make excuses, just write.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
get your book out to as many places as you can. The more exposure, the better.
What’s your favorite book?
What are you reading now?
A Epic Fantasy novel called Helm.
What’s your next book project?
Well, I’m finishing my Contagion series; books two and three. After that is done, I’m doing research for my next trilogy. Yes, I’m into writing trilogies right now.