Interview with Author Herbie Galloway – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Herbie Galloway

Author Herbie Galloway grew up beside the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, GA, and most of his summers were on his granddad’s farm in the foot hills of the mountains in NC.

At the age of 18, he joined the Air Force and became a fire protection specialist.  After receiving an honorable discharge, Herbie moved to Atlanta, GA where he got an apprenticeship – learning how to repair appliances. From there he went to apartment maintenance. Then to big commercial buildings, one of which was working for 10 years on the night shift for the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. That is where this story was born.

He has been cleaning swimming pools for the past 14 years. Enjoys gardening, beekeeping, glass blowing, science, history, tinkering with things and dreaming up stories to write. And as he looks ahead, he hopes to get more into the craft of movie making.

Tell me more about your latest book

When I first started writing, creating a book was the furthest thing from my mind. This story had popped into my head when I was working at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and it would not let go of me. All day at work, at night in my dreams the visions kept coming. The only way to make it stop was to write it down and it would go away. Problem was at night I would dream the next scene so I would write it down. It was only after writing 50 pages that I realized I was writing a book.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

Tweaking it.  I spent 20 years changing this or changing that until it was the best it could be.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I don’t really have one. I tried going the self-publishing way with my first two books, but I was not really into it and in the end, I spent a lot of money and got very little in return. At that point I decided to just tinker with my first story and put it on a shelf. It sat there for over 2 years until a literary agent contacted me and my world changed for the better.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

Yes, it’s like a window into one’s soul.

How many books have you written so far?

3 books: The Vampire King – I ended up stripping the story down to bare wood it was going off in all kinds of crazy directions. So, I pulled out the good stuff and threw the rest away and used this as a foundation for my latest story— Theatre of the Vampires, and I am very happy with it now.

The other is called –The Wizard and the Fairy Princess. A nice young lady asked me to write a story for her and as usual the story would not get out of my head so I went ahead and wrote it for her. As it turns out kids love the story and there is a little adult stuff. But I heard a tale that someone kept asking momma to read it again and again and again… sorry ma.

What’s the best way to market your books?

Still working on that one. My guess is to pursue it with as many different angles you can come up with.

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

Very hard – it is something I have not been able to do. I have no choice but to have a regular job to pay the bills. But when I am writing my goal is to write one page per day. Everyday without exception. Then in a few months the book is done. Baby steps all the way.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Be true to yourself in what you write. Do not rush it, and above all enjoy letting the words flow through you. Just have fun with it.

Visit Author Herbie Galloway book links: –

H. F. Galloway – YouTube

Theatre of the Vampires | PageTurner Press and Media: Make a Difference

Publication dateApril 13,2022
ISBN979-8-88622-217-3 (Paperback)
979-8-88622-209-8 (Hardback)
979-8-88622-218-0 (E-BOOK)
GenreThriller/Suspense/Horror, Mystery/Crime

It is also available on Amazon

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