Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write 20th century historical fiction and love stories. My debut series "Rose of Anzio" was released in January 2016. The series consists of four books. Since then, I have also published "Eternal Flame", a spin-off story based on a secondary character in the "Rose of Anzio". I've also written several "Rose of Anzio" spin-off short stories that appeared in the anthologies "Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of December 1941" and "Christmas in Love".
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest release is "Eternal Flame", a time travel love story in which a young WWII soldier travels into the future to 1989. I wanted to write a story that might engage readers in younger generations to become interested in WWII.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write whenever I can. I carry my iPad and Logitech keyboard so I can write anywhere, anytime whenever I have down time, be it waiting for a friend at a cafe or at the doctor's office.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
"Gone with the Wind" and "Anna Karenina". I love sweeping, epic love stories and those are the stories I want to write too.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on another WWII historical fiction love story set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, between a young Chinese man a Jewish young woman who is a war refugee. I'm also working on a more contemporary coming-of-age love story set in 1991 on a college campus.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Lately I've been participating in authors cross-promos, which are a lot of fun and through it, I've met other great fellow authors whose work I can recommend to readers.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Enjoy the ride. Writing a full novel is hard work. If you've done it, you should be proud because many people want to but will never be able to finish writing a book.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never cast your characters. A story begins in the writer's imagination and end with the reader's imagination. Don't take that away from the reader. This advice came from Stephen King.
What are you reading now?
"2:20" by Holly Hook
What’s next for you as a writer?
Don't know!! I'm open to surprises and wherever this writing journey takes me.
What is your favorite book of all time?
"The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway. I can read it over and over again.