1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
My favorite character is definitely Alistair Helling from a little known, ongoing series I write The Days and Nights of Sir Alistair Helling. It has been compared to Sherlock Holmes, but with a more poetic voice. The character is so rich and deep, he is great to work with.
2. Tell me about your travels.
3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
4. What else can you do besides write?
Well, first off let me say it is very kind of you to assume I can write! Sometimes when the blocks hit, I wonder. *smiles* - I am quite the cook and one heck of a grill master. Very relaxing during the process, and always ends with great results!
5. Who are you reading right now?
Poe is never far from my hands. I read something of his daily. I also find myself rereading Robert Greene a lot. As for new material, a friend of mine suggested I read Robert James Russell’s Sea of Trees, so am very excited to start that next.
6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
Unfortunately, a great deal of my writing comes from the pains caused by life. Nearly everything I write has its root in some event that I’ve had to cope with. I always hate going through it at the time, but it usually results in some great pieces. Melpomene’s Tears is a prime example.
9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?
I’m a huge fan of 90’s music such as Hootie, Counting Crows and the Wallflowers. Heck, the entire Dylan family I listen to often. Whenever I write though, and I always listen to music when I write, both Heather Nova and Damien Rice are my choices. I think 100% of Melpomene’s Tears was written to those two. Last artist I bought? Mumford & Sons.
12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
The single biggest influence has been Dante’s Divine Comedy. It really shaped my entire approach to writing. Also, as I mention earlier, Edgar Allan Poe’s work has been also been a huge influence – probably too much in many ways.
15. Do you still watch cartoons?
For years, Jonas Hyde has been enticing readers with his classical-styled narrative poetry and episodic fiction. While thematically spanning many genres from romantic tragedies to psychological thrillers, the common thread between all his works is the intense imagery and raw emotion given life by every word. His latest work, Melpomene's Tears, is a collection of some of his most popular poems with brief introductions by the author himself. It can be found online at Amazon.com or at Hyde's website, www.jonashyde.com. Always looking to engage with his readers, Hyde can also be reached jonashyde [at] gmail [dot] com.
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Melpomene's Tears is a collection of romantic tragedy poems by Jonas Hyde. The collection includes the popular epic tragedies, Lament for Lady Beth and Seraph's Song: The Epic Fable of Sister Sera. It also includes the complete Moment with a Muse and Twilight's Star anthologies. In addition, the collection is then filled out by a series of other poems that will truly resonate with anyone who has felt heartache, pain, or loss. While most of us try to forget such emotions, understanding it on the intimate level presented by Jonas Hyde enables us to deal with our own anguish. As a bonus, each poem is briefly introduced by Hyde, giving additional insight into each work by the author himself. This read will truly change your life.