Today we’d like to introduce you to Randy Weir.
Randy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I moved to Colorado in 1981 trying to find myself. I was out of work, looking for a career path. Like many people, it took me a while to find my way, until I started working for CompUSA. It was there I found an aptitude for computers. Building them, troubleshooting problems and learning how to use the operating system and applications that run them. Not long after I began learning and understanding printers, servers, routers, and switches while becoming passionate about IT security and computer crime.
This success over a 20 year period allowed me to go back to a passion I had since I was a teenager, which was writing fiction. I now have 8 books in the Jarvis Mann PI series, many of which have reached bestseller status on Amazon. This is now my full-time passion, one I work on every day, hoping to reach more readers and expose them to my work. A passion thankfully my wonderful wife, Kim, allows me to pursue. Though I still have one foot in the IT world working part-time.
Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing is ever smooth in life. Those obstacles are a struggle, but ones we all experience. Emotional scars, bumps, and bruises making us stronger in the long run. And more challenges will await us down the road. In November of 2016, I was in a serious motorcycle accident that laid me up for many months. The pain of the injuries then and now linger, rehab a daily routine. The screws in my knee a reminder, of that moment lying on the pavement, at the time in immense pain. Yet a reminder I”m lucky to still be alive and kicking, enjoying life, and continuing to write my stories and cherish my family.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
These days most of my time is spent being an indie author. Fictional books developed from ideas that run around my brain on a daily basis. Those ideas born from an active imagination I’ve had since I was a child. I enjoy creating those stories and unique characters, thrilled when someone reads my books and comments on how they were entertained by them. That feedback from readers is what makes me proud and drives me to continue to write. Those characters with as many faults as virtues, like the rest of us. They hurt, love and they bleed as if they were real. When I create those stories I certainly think of them as being real.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Being an indie author is a tough road to take, no matter where you live. There are a lot of wonderful readers along the Front Range. If you love to write, I’d say do it. But do it because you love it and not because you’ll make a lot of money on it. In fact, you will spend much more than you make when you start out. If it’s a passion you have, then I say go for it. And if you end up making money, all the better. Just don’t give up your day job!! 🙂
- Paperback books can be purchased directly from me, with one $5 and the others $10 each
- Website: https://rweir.net
- Phone: 7202844007
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rweir720/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JarvisMannPI
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/RWeir720
- Other: https://www.facebook.com/randy.weir.524