Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I began writing years ago, but in recent years I have written monthly technical articles for a National Trade Magazine and have written several books that I sold to 3rd party companies. I grew up in West Virginia and have spent most of my adult life in Florida, where I now reside with my wife and 2 dogs.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Delusional: Death of a Startup. There was a lot of publicity in the local news regarding this company coming to town that promising thousands of high paying jobs. Then 3 months later there was lots of publicity about that same company not paying their workers for more than 2 months. This prompted my Brother-In-Law to tell me that I should write a book. And it clicked for me. I based my book in part on that story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I organize my notes on paper, but all of my writing is typed on my Surface tablet. I close myself in the home office we have set up in one of the bedrooms, put the headphones on listening to my favorite playlist, and type away.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Clive Cussler; Stuart Woods, J.K. Rowling, and many others. I love fiction with good characters. I put myself into the stories.
What are you working on now?
Book 2 in the Delusional series!! It's pretty exciting. Book 1 has been so popular that my Brother-In-Law told me I have to turn it into a series. I'm thinking 3 books in the series, but we are going strong on Book 2.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I'm on LinkedIn and Twitter, but over the years I coached a lot of young men in baseball and helped a good number of them go on to play in college. These young men are all over Social Media and I've reached out to them for some help on the promotional side and they are fantastic. They have published and promoted my book on their accounts and I would estimate that with all of the Social Media contacts that we have gone out to more than 100,000 contacts at this time. We also are trying out several of the traditional promotional sites and methods.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't keep that work inside you. Sit down and put pen to paper (or computer). A good friend of mine said he has been toying with the idea of writing a book for years but never has. After reading my book and talking to me, he is now actively writing on his own book.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Ha Ha…my Brother-In-Law said "You should write a book about that…and I even have the title for you 'Delusional: Death of a Startup'"
What are you reading now?
I'm currently reading Clive Cussler's "Oregon Files" series.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Book 2 in the Delusional series is underway.
What is your favorite book of all time?
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