Interview with Alex Siegel

We asked Alex about books!

Alex Siegel Author PhotoWhat book do you have on your shelf that you go to over and over for help on writing technique/ craft. Why do you find this one so helpful?

I don’t go to a specific book. I’ve been writing for a very long time and have a solid grasp of the craft, but of course, I’m not perfect. I rely on a circle of knowledgeable friends and fans to catch my mistakes. They read my manuscripts and tell me where I screwed up. If I have a specific technical question, I go to the internet.


What book have you loved/ kept from your youth?  What made you fall in love with it?

I loved the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. The subtle, witty humor and endlessly creative stories always delighted me.


What is the latest book you are reading?  

Writing and editing my own work takes up most of my available time. The last piece of fiction I read was Dante’s Inferno. That was research for my current series.


What other hobbies/interests do you enjoy (other than reading/writing)?

I used to study martial arts back when I had more free time. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


What is your next book about?

I’m working on Hell’s Wrath, the fifth and final book in the First Circle Club series. The idea behind Hell’s Wrath is that a demon is leading an army of other demons in an invasion of Chicago. It’s up to the intrepid First Circle Club to stop them, but of course, the demons are just the start. Heaven’s response is just as problematic.

See below about his latest book and how to reach him on the web

About First Circle Club

Cover First Circle ClubSupernatural Fantasy

When Virgil is betrayed and murdered, he thinks his days of catching fugitives as a U.S. Marshal are over. He is condemned to an eternity of filing paperwork in the First Circle of Hell. Then a demon lord gives Virgil an unprecedented assignment. He will return to Earth as part of a team: two souls from Heaven and two from Hell. They must stop another damned soul who escaped and is now murdering teenagers on Earth. The serial killer has supernatural skills and is part of a larger conspiracy which is well prepared for a fight. If he is not careful, Virgil could be murdered a second time.


Series Reading Order:
First Circle Club
Paradise Hacked
Gambling Demons
Trolling Heaven (Coming Soon)


About the Author

Alex Siegel has written three series, full of hellish scenarios and diabolical plot twists. The First Circle Club is the first book in his latest series. He is a computer programmer by day and a passionate, even obsessive, writer by night. He lives in Chicago with his wife and triplet teenage boys. A gray cat and two guinea pigs complete the menagerie.

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  1. Emily Heisler

    Thank you for posting