Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Gamebooks, Interactive Fiction, Branching Path Stories, Text-based Adventures, Choose Your Own… Whatever you call it, I write tales in many different genres with many, many endings. And you, Dear Reader, determine how these novels unfold. Darker, longer, and more complex than the old children’s paperbacks, Click Your Poison books are the future of decision-based reading. Simply click the hyperlinked choice, and the story unfolds before you, different each time.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
MURDERED is actually my second book (of three), but it’s in my head right now. The book is set in Brazil because the modern political climate is similar to the 1950s L.A Noir. I’m travelling to Brazil soon to go see the book’s settings in person!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Unusual? Probably a few. One example is that I do some of my writing on a walking treadmill/standing desk setup.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Choose Your Own Adventure, obviously. Michael Crichton in a big way. I like heady fiction that’s grounded in possible science.
What are you working on now?
PATHOGENS, an interactive character study about a diverse group trying to survive the initial outbreak of the zombie apocalypse.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I try to cast a wide net. Which is what brought me here!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing, and don’t publish the first thing you finish.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Genius is infinite patience.” – Michelangelo
What are you reading now?
“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
“Reapers” by the Thornton Brothers
and the “Game of Thrones” series.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My books are being translated into Italian. Sono emozionato!
What is your favorite book of all time?
I can’t answer this question. When it comes to books, I’m quick to fall in love. My favorite book is the one that speaks to me in a special way while I’m reading it. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it’s a transcendent experience.