Bobby Nash is not a man of action, a detective, or a hero, but he loves writing about characters who are all those things and more. Bobby is an award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, screenplays, and more. He is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. When not writing or vegging in front of the TV, he tries his hand at acting and has appeared in several movies and TV shows, usually standing behind or next to your favorite actor. From time to time, he puts pen to paper and doodles, usually on envelopes. For more information on Bobby Nash and his work, please visit him at www.bobbynash.com, www.ben-books.com, and across social media.
What’s new and exciting in your life as an author?
2021 has been a busy year. Who knew how productive I could be by staying home? Freaky, huh? I’m a hybrid author, which means I write for publishers as well as publish my own books. That keeps me busy and have learned to juggle projects as a result. I also started publishing other writers this year through BEN Books as I’ve invited authors to be part of my Snow series with Snow Shorts. This has been a fun experiment for me and I’m thrilled with the stories that have come in so far from writers Gary Phillips, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Mark Bousquet, Brian K. Morris, and Charles F. Millhouse, and there are more on the way. There are more Snow Shorts on the way. My most recent releases are In The Wind – A Tom Myers Mystery (book 1) and stories appearing in the Occupied pulp anthology and Pulp Reality #2 magazine (featuring a Snow Short).
What is your connection to the American South?
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been told that I am a rare beast, someone born in Georgia who still lives here, though a little further outside of the city than I used to. I just turned 50 so it seems doubtful I will ever leave, although there are times that moving to a beachside community tempts me.
How has that connection to the South informed your work as a writer?
There’s definitely a southern voice to my writing. It’s hard to escape it. I have set a few of my creator-owned books in the South, including creating my own fictional Sommersville County and the town, now city of the same name. Evil Ways, Deadly Games, the Snow series, and the Tom Myers series all have ties to Sommersville as characters live there, work there, or just pass through. The South is where I grew up so I feel a kinship with the place. That rich history, both positive and negative, impacts the stories I tell. There’s a lot of story potential in the South. Sommersville feels like a real place because it is, or at least the amalgamation of a few real places.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
There are several projects in the hands of publishers that will be released sooner or later. I don’t always know when, but there will be more Domino Lady stories from me, a Secret Agent X novel, a Lone Ranger story, more Snow, Evil Intent novel, and more Sheriff Tom Myers stories on the horizon. In fact, I plan to have Snow Down (Snow book 6) and Such A Night (Tom Myers book 2) out in September/October along with the Snow Series 1, Vol. 2 collection. Both are currently running as serialized releases on my Patreon page (www.patreon.com/bobbynash). I’m also working on Hunter Houston: Horror Hunter, a 4 book series coming soon from Falstaff Books. I still have one more of those to finish. There’s a horror novel and a pulp adventure also in the works. There’s other stuff in the pipeline as well. There’s always more ideas. I need to learn how to type faster. Oh, and I wrote two full cast audio dramas based on short stories of mine that will be released this year. The first will be “Midway” and the second is “Just Another Saturday on Outpost Nine.” I am so excited to hear what the cast does with them.