Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My passion is writing smart science fiction that entertains as well as makes people think. I’ve published two of the four books in my Beyond Saga.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Beyond the Horizon (Beyond Saga Book 2) was inspired by the many books, movies, shows, and video games I’ve grown to love throughout the years. I always wanted to do my own first interstellar mission/first contact story, so this is it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to write at my desktop computer at home. I’m not as comfortable on a laptop or anywhere else.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Dan Brown, Orson Scott Card, Jack McKinney, and many more.
What are you working on now?
Beyond Yesterday (Beyond Saga Book 3). As of this interview, I’m around 1/3 done with the rough draft of the manuscript.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
As an IT professional and computer programmer, I’ve built a number of websites to promote my work
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Research the trade and learn how to write at first. Attend multiple critique groups. Know that the process of being a successful author doesn’t really begin until you’ve written and released your first book.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
That’s a tough one. I don’t have an answer right now.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Jessica: Autobiography of an infant, a fascinating look at a psychology case where a patient recalled events prior to and during her birth.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Promoting my second book and writing book three.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The 21-book Robotech series that I read through three times in middle school.