Interview with author Caleb Thornton

Book: Irreversible

Q1. Could you please tell readers about your latest book?

Yes! “Irreversible” is about a day in the life of an impulsive serial killer. He’s determined that every man he’s been with and will continue to come in contact within the future will never know how to love him the way that he ultimately wants to be loved. He was conditioned early on to think about love in a fixed way. In addition to this, he’s also dealing with something very sinister inside that he’s never properly dealt with. Killing men has turned into a coping mechanism for him.

Q2. Main character of your book Irreversible is sure that love doesn’t like him. Do you believe in love?

Haha! I do believe in love. I do. However, I think my standards and dating ideology are out of this world. A lot of the stuff that I believe in could be seen in the medieval times, or maybe even in the fifties. I want a love that resembles the American dream. You know, the husband, the white picket fence, a dog. Perhaps maybe a farm. I find that I’m not really made for hook-up culture or anything that involves sexual exploration. I must have an emotional bond with someone for anything to go anywhere. I’m a very emotional guy.

Q3. Between your plot and your characters, which is essential to you? Why?

Well, the plot is always essential no matter what. I think mapping out the plot is basically mapping out what the story is and how it comes together. On the other hand, I will say that characters are also very important to me. Every main character in my works has some part of me in them. For example, the main character of this story is a man named Frank Johnson. Frank is a serial killer. He kills men because they don’t know how to love him, or they do things that hurt him in some ways or another. I kill off men in my mind so that way I don’t have to carry the burden that they left with me. It’s sort of a coping mechanism that I use. It’s very effective.

Q4. How many books have you written so far?

I’ve completely written three books so far. Two short stories, and one poetry book. The fourth book is almost done, and I’m proud to call this one a book because it meets the length requirement and I’ve also been working on it for two years now.

Q5. What inspires your book cover design for your latest book “Irreversible”?

I wanted the book cover to depict me killing off the men in my life that have hurt me, and also the men in the main character’s life, which is Frank. The cover sort of acts as a metaphor for me, but it’s also how the main character see’s the men in his life. He sees them as useless. He sees them as garbage, hence the trash bag that I’m carrying.

Q6. What helps you relax while writing?

I have to turn everything off, even the air conditioner. It has to be complete silence, or else I’ll just sit with my legs crossed staring at my laptop. I don’t know. It’s kind of strange.

Q7. What would you tell an author that wants to publish his first book?

I would tell them to not be afraid to make mistakes, nothing comes easy, and that consistency is key.

Q8. Who are you when you’re not writing?

I can’t tell you that! It’s a secret!

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