Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Pablo Michaels is a gay man writing gay genre romance from a gay man’s perspective. From a gay man’s point of view, he hopes to reveal a different reading journey, based on real life experiences and real people. He strives to educate and entertain readers from wishful thinking man to man romances, between young men, learning to love other men for the first time, a coming of life experience to the struggles of older gay men, attempting to adapt to subcultural values and society’s pressure to conform to a heterosexual world. He shares the intrigue and love shared between two gay men in long term relationships. He suggests the problems of choosing gay marriage as a conformity to heterosexual values or treasured steps to maintain a lasting relationships. His publications include: Blood, Sweat and Black Leather, a gay paranormal romance, Yellow Silk Dreams Publisher, January 2015, Affairs of Men’s Hearts, an anthology of gay romances, Yellow Silk Dreams, June, 2015, This Beautiful Escape, Vol. 1, Ataxia Awareness, November 2015, Put Your Ho Ho’s On, Yellow Silk Dreams, November 2015, Tease to Please, Yellow Silk Dreams, August, 2015, The Secret Santa, Yellow Silk Dreams, November 2015, The Christmas Card,, Self-published, November, 2015, Little Old St. Nick, Self-published, November 2015, Jack and the Magical Beanstalk, an adult fairy tale, Yellow Silk Dreams, December, 2015
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Jack and the Magical Beanstalk is an adult version of the fairy tale classic. I love imagining fairy tale characters as they would fit into my perspective of being a gay man. When I looked back on Jack’s character as a younger man, he appeared to have many obstacles like i had, a lack of a father figure and having an awkward appearance. In my book I wanted to present Jack as a young man who believes in dreams that can come true, specifically with the magic of the bean seeds. I also wanted to add a romance to the story. This happens when he first sees Sam, a naked man his size, when escaping from my giant who is called Master.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Most of my ideas when I’m writing come when I go outside and sit on our deck above our garden to take a break. Being outdoors seems to give me new approaches and new ideas not to mention details of the story I am writing. I probably should bring my computer outside but I’m afraid my mind couldn’t handle the plethora of suggestions flooding my head onto the screen.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
J D Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye has influenced me most. But I have to say any books from Homer to any stories on Greek mythology influence how I try to create love between men as a natural, accepted form of living.
What are you working on now?
I am writing the sequel to my adult fairy tale, Jack and the Magical Beanstalk. The working title is Climbing another Magical Beanstalk.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t have one particular method or website to promote my books. I research the most affordable websites and yet those that have the widest reach for the most exposure. I found by delegating my efforts to multiple sites I will have the greatest results to reach readers. Facebook and Google Plus are necessary. But I also use Linkedin, DitterVerse and Twitter. I also pay websites, like My Adult Place, to promote my books. The more I can promote the more I will have the best results. It is a time consuming project to promote for numerous times.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes. Keep writing and writing and writing. Keep trying and trying. The best result of writing is to keep writing. That is the fundamental rule and advise I can give.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up.
What are you reading now?
The Jock by Blak Rayne
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finish writing Passionate Silver Paradise, a sequel to my novel, Catnip, Rosemary, Rage and Time. This is the last in a series of books I have been writing since 2006.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I think the book that caught my attention when I first started writing would be may favorite book of all time. Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen inspired me to try to write artistically. It’s by no means a best seller or a classic. But it motivated me to write.