Authors & Readers Interview with Tamikio Reardon

Author, Christopher Davis

Christopher Davis is a central California native and grandfather of three rambunctious little ones. When not tending the herd, he’ll try his hand at writing fiction.

Chris lives with his wife and a little dog that has nearly lost his mind. His work has been published in both the U.S. and England.

What genre or genres do you find yourself writing?

I’ll write just about anything, Crime, Westerns and horror under my name and erotica under the penname of TJ Adams. It depends on the mood?

For me, crime is the easiest to place. My first erotic short story was an accident that was followed up with an erotic / crime novella Pandora’s Box. Pandora has been my best selling story so far and it’s only been out for a few months, go figure?

Music or silence?

Silence…definitely silence. Although music does influence my writing, metal mostly, but more than one of my stories has been inspired by an old school country song.

Do you read much?

I do…and I always have, but not the classics like most would think. I enjoy history when I’m looking to get away.

I do tend to read a lot of other indie writers these days from both sides of the pond. There are some great writers out there that deserve to be read.

If you could tell your younger (writer) self, anything—what would it be?

Start sooner. Although I’ve always enjoyed writing, back as far as elementary school, I didn’t start into writing my own stories until ’99 or 2000. My original plan was to write for my own entertainment and the practice and pursue writing after retirement (which is only a decade away now?)

Fortunately for me, I began to submit to small publications back in 2012 and haven’t stopped since.

The million dollar question—are you working on anything at the moment?

Of course, after this many years of writing, it seems that I always have a couple of irons in the fire. This year saw an even dozen stories get signed, everything from short stories to novellas to my first novel length story, so most of my time has been working with editors to get them sorted. Nine have been published with a short in an upcoming Halloween anthology out in a few days.    

The novel hasn’t made editing as of yet and one of my crime novellas will be paired with another central California writer to be out be years end?

How can readers find out more about you? for me and for stuff on the naughtier side.