Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Mike Esola, a published author and the founder/editor-in-chief of Prehistoric Magazine.We appreciate Mike taking the time to talk with us. Prehistoric Magazine is a free online publication released three times per year. Subscribers receive the magazine in the months of April, August, and December. You can sign up to receive the free issues at www.PrehistoricMagazine.com.
Thriller Magazine: Tell us a little about Prehistoric Magazine. How did it get started and what was the original intent behind it?
Prehistoric Magazine was started back in 2015 with the goal of creating a publication to inspire people to learn more about the earth’s prehistoric past. The goal was to also build up a readership base for paleo-artists, sci-fi artists, and authors in this space to market and advertise their work.
TM: What are some things you’ve learned since founding Prehistoric Magazine?
I have been writing novels for over ten years, but running even a small publication can be a full time job. From writing articles, to editing articles, and guiding the artwork, it is very time consuming. But the final product is always worth the effort.
TM: Looking towards your own novels, what inspired you to write creature adventures?
I have always aimed to write creature novels. I call them “prehistoric thrillers”. My goal since the start is to have a book turned into a movie. So every time I write I am always aiming to write the type of book I’d like to see as a movie. I always picture a family of four entering a movie theater with sodas and a big tub of popcorn about to watch my book up on the big screen. I always aim to write a movie on paper.
TM: Now as an experience editor and writer, what sort of advice would you give am aspiring author?
You must find a way to write a page or two a day and stay at it. Remember to not give up and stay persistent. Most importantly finish your manuscript.