• What inspired you to write your first book?
    This is actually my second book but my first novel. My last book, “Limo Adventures in Myrtle Beach” was a simple book of 53 stories. Customers wanted a more edgier/spicier book and I already had planned on writing a novel. Writing fiction has given me the freedom to express creativity without limits around the storylines.

  • Do you have a specific writing style?
    I prefer to write as a narrator to show introspective thoughts of the main character.

  • How did you come up with the title?
    Just being creative. It captures the plot of the book and it stands out.

  • Who is Lord Dangerfield?
    Lord Dangerfield is my author pen name for the book series “Limo Bill the Sarcastic Assassin”. Honestly, I chose the pen name because it sounded much better for the erotica version than my name. It is marketed differently than “Limo Bill the Undercover Assassin”.

  • How much of the book is realistic?
    Realistic about 70% for the limo stories. The rest is all fiction.

  • Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
    The limo stories are based on the many stories from clients who have ridden in the Limo. They have been altered to ad a more dramatic storyline. Some are total fiction.

  • What books or movies have most influenced your life most?
    It’s more so movies since I’m an avid moviegoer. The show Castle on TV, James Bond, Hangover and clips from many movies that generate new ideas or angles on having fun outside of everyday life. I love comedies.

  • What are your current projects?
    I’m a freelance copywriter, professional internet marketer; website builder such as MyrtleBeachPlacesToGo.com, LimoStories.com and more importantly, soon to be writing book 2 in this scheduled 5 book series.

  • Do you see writing as a career?
    It kind of is however, I would love to concentrate on fictional book writing. It’s tough making a living as a self published author. Time will tell particularly if I find a good literary agent.

  • If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
    One change has already been made. The title “Limo Bill the Sarcastic Assassin” was written to be spicier as readers wanted. It is more of an Adult Fiction Erotica version. I toned the sex way down to reach the Adult Fiction market with the modified book “Limo Bill the Undercover Assassin”. The stories are similar, but the sex stories are very different. The change was based on my readers input.

  • Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
    I started writing in high school. I wrote stories of our basketball team’s games in poetry form for the school newsletter and did the same at Penn State where I also played basketball in my younger thinner days.

  • Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
    Editing. Editing sucks but it does need to be done over and over again. There’s always a word, punctuation or phrase that needs to be modified.

  • Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
    Zig Ziglar. I grew my business career and successes from his positive thinking books and goal strategies.

  • Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
    Not yet. Storylines in the book have come from travels as familiarity for the scene.

  • Who designed the covers?
    I used Fiverr.com. There are many professional artists available who do a great job.

  • What was the hardest part of writing your book?
    Trying not to get ahead of myself with scenes. When I get into the zone, ideas come so fast it’s hard to slow down. I feel blessed when writing. Once I start writing, the draft at the end of whatever I’m writing, the content is never changed. It’s one and done. That’s not to say numerous edits and sentence adjustments aren’t made. The flow is all there. That may change as I do more projects but for now, it’s a great thing.

  • Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
    Writing a book like everything in life, you never stop learning. Through Fiverr.com, I was able to get published cheaper and reach my break even cost much sooner. Marketing is a never ending process and it’s the only way to sell many books. Writing the book was the easy part. I worked 8-10 hours a day for 22 days and completed the manuscript. Once published, the real work begins.

  • Do you have any advice for other writers?
    If you have a passion to write, write something every day. Book related or not. Set goals and timelines to complete your goals. Ask for help. Talk to friends, family and any available ear about your ideas. Don’t expect any answers but just by talking about your ideas, you will formulate new ideas all the time. Let google be your friend to ask questions.

  • Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
    First and foremost, thank you for reading my book. I hope I have not disappointed you in any way. I had fun writing this crazy book and I would hope it brought smiles to you. If you liked it, I would appreciate an honest review and to let others know about the book.

  • What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?
    It’s all about the promotional phase. There are so many facets to marketing these days and the physical book is losing steam to the digital age. I’m a little old school and prefer to have a physical book but I’m adapting.

  • Interview with Bill Ames

              About Limo Bill

               Bill Ames

    The character in the book is fictional, doing things the real Limo Bill never would do.  Although, he does wish it for a day but just the fun stuff.  He is a real Limo driver for Absolute Limo and works part time adding to his many experiences with his clients.