Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written since 2008, and have actually done many distinct persons and their adventures on several blogs, and they are now largely available on my website "Chasewithme". Interestingly, the busy nature of my life meant that I stopped short of books until 5 years ago, when I got a feeling that it was a "now or never" moment. I started forging together characters and stories, incorporating my style, the surroundings, the life in between and this was the genesis of the book. Now I have several works planned out, in particular an adventure currently titled "Mystery" about Mister Chase and his Sparrow, and the misfortunes that bind them together. You can see blogs and a quick summary of this on my website "Chasewithme", as well as posts on Twitter and Facebook to feel their love and regrets.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The current work is titled "In Bt." It was inspired by my love of the arts, and the stories that are forgotten by today's busy world. There is a beauty in finding something out of every loss, and a dream behind every broken glass. The adventurers are far more interesting than I am.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do like to write everywhere, whether on a bike, in my bedroom, on the desk, at a cafe or even record some stuff in the bathroom if necessary. Ideas float about and disappear like mist, you should always jolt down what interests you have at that point, or at least work it a bit in your head to see where it could go. Many times it leads to a dead end, or isn't interesting enough, but that is a joy in itself too!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I would say that I find every author interesting, but they never capture something I wish they did, so that is my drive to write my own adventures. After all, if I loved an author enough, I might never have thought about writing my own stuff. So I would say the authors, in their collective, have pushed me towards a certain style of my own. I would say a particular work, by Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet In Heaven, influenced me to cut a similar 4 by 7 inch classic size for my work, because it is just so compact and easy to hold, and a great book as well. But that work was really a masterclass in what a product should be, high quality, good size and great characters. I wouldn't divulge much about his work, because its for the reader to buy it, but his impressions about carnivals and heaven are sublime.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on my blog, available in Chasewithme.com, as well as my next book, tentatively titled "Mystery". As mentioned above, it is an adventure about Mister Chase and his Sparrow, their love and regrets.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I would say getting readers and their reviews are powerful stuff. If a person likes your work, he or she may recommend it to friends and family. I hope promotion works on this site and ebookreviews.us and it has been a pleasure working with you guys.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just write. You can figure out the parts you are bad at later, and if you write something, its forever!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep moving forward. Don't wallow in anything, whether its deserved or not. Sometimes I wallow too, when things get too much to be positive, but try to keep it at a minimum, because life is unfair, and you get things done by moving, not sitting still.
What are you reading now?
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to do more work that excites me and my readers. It will be all I ask for.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.