Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Children of Atlas is the first in it’s series. The sequel is nearly finished and should publish later in the year.
Before I wrote Scifi, I wrote poetry. Plenty of that is still floating around on the internet. I published one official poetry chapbook called Pennsylvania Music. It’s some of my better work, I hope you’ll check it out.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Children of Atlas combines all of my favorite things, a post apocalyptic scifi setting, a fantasy-style plot with fascinating characters. It’s really my exploration of this imaginary place that drives the writing.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wake up at 6 a.m. and start writing by seven. I don’t keep a desk. Sometimes I sit on the floor, sometimes I go to a cafe, sometimes it’s outside. If I don’t move around I get bored.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Too many to count, but my favorite are the classics. I’m also really into Plato.
On the Scifi side, my favorite author has always been Arthur C. Clarke..
What are you working on now?
Well, the sequel. But there a novella set int he same world as Atlas, and a piece of literary fiction about my home state, Pennsylvania.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I do best in person. My favorite place to share my work is in New Orleans, at the art market.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you’re not writing every day it’s very hard to improve. If you are writing every day, it is very easy.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Wake up early and write. Before I developed that habit, I was a nighttime writer. Not recommended.
What are you reading now?
The last few years I’ve been reading the Wheel of Time series. I read some other things in-between. Dune House Atreides was a pretty recent one.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m going to finish the Atlas series, at least the first arc, within the next year or two. I plan to put out a few novellas between full-length releases.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Favorite full-length novel, has to be Moby Dick.
Favorite scifi is Childhood’s End.
Favorite short story is Gooseberries by Chekhov
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