TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a freelance writer and novelist, best known for my contributions to the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks, numerous publications for the Black Library, and the Pax Britannia series of steampunk novels.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO GAMING?
With the publication of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in 1982. I became an avid collector of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks (and other associated publications) which led to me playing Dungeons & Dragons with my school friends.
WHAT IS IT YOU FIND SO APPEALING ABOUT GAMING?
The immersion in an alternate reality and the ability to tell a story that is influenced by your interactions and those of others, and which is unique every time you play.
SHARE A FAVOURITE GAMING MOMENT WITH US
Discovering the Fable series with Fable II and very soon getting distracted from the main mission, causing trouble in Bowerstone dressed head-to-toe in black. That's a very anti-social one I know. Also, I suppose, the publication of my first Fighting Fantasy gamebook, Spellbreaker. That's a gaming moment, right? Or the time I discovered somebody had created a whole Games Day battle board based on a chapter from my Warhammer 40,000 novel Iron Hands.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY PLAYING?
Various games on my Xbox, when I can find the time, including Space Marine, the Fable series and anything with LEGO in the title.
CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE GAMES ARE?
Favourite Gamebooks - Deathtrap Dungeon, Dead of Night, Legend of the Shadow Warriors. Favourite RPG - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Favourite video games - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Fable II. (I've yet to play Skyrim!)
WHAT WAS THE LAST GAME YOU PLAYED?
What, not including Angry Birds? That would have to be Batman: Arkham City.
WHICH PRODUCTS HAVE YOU HAD YOUR WORK PUBLISHED IN?
The Fighting Fantasy series, various Army books and Codexes published by Games Workshop, Epic 40,000 for them as well, Realms of Sorcery for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I've recently had a digital gamebook published by Tin Man Games as part of their Gamebook Adventures range. I've also written gamebooks based on various IPs including Doctor Who, Star Wars The Clone Wars and Sonic the Hedgehog.
ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY GAMING-RELATED PROJECTS AT THE MOMENT?
Yes, a new Warhammer gamebook (or Path to Victory book, as the Black Library are calling them) entitled Shadows over Sylvania. I also have a Warhammer 40,000 gamebook coming out this summer called Herald of Oblivion.
DO YOU HAVE ANY WEBPAGES OR SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNTS WHERE FANS CAN FIND YOU?
Yes. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter @jonathangreen, or you can check out my blog (which I try to update daily) at www.JonathanGreenAuthor.com.