Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a brand new Indie author, so new the shiny hasn’t even worn off yet. I have published one book, so far, called It’ll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The title for the book, It’ll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting, came from my Grandpa Bob, it was his favorite phrase. It could be considered the family motto, if we had one, passed along for three generations now. And I doubt that it will stop with my children, since I’ve heard them utter this phrase multiple times to their friends.
When I was young it was applied to boo-boo’s and the small scrapes that come from growing up and falling down often. Growing up it became the phrase that I began to apply to my entire life. It may be the truest statement ever made, because it will always feel better when it quits hurting. You may carry the scars of it, whether physical or emotional but, in time, all things heal, and eventually, the pain will fade away, and you’ll realize, “I’m okay, I do feel better.”
My Grandpa died in his early 60’s of cancer, my two oldest were too young then to remember him now. And sadly, my youngest three never had the chance to get to know him. But his legacy and his words live on through all of us, his descendants, and now I pass them along to you. It will feel better when it quits hurting, I promise.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I’m aware of, but writers by nature are an odd bunch, so who knows.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The three biggest influences on my style of writing has come from Erma Bombeck, George Carlin and Christopher Titus.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the second book, of what I hope to be a series, tentatively titled “Wine Comes in Six-Packs”.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have no idea, but if I figure it out I’ll let you know.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Writing is hard, publishing and marketing even harder. Rejection letters hurt but a good review will make me euphoric for days. But if writing makes you happy, do it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’ll feel better when it quits hurting.
What are you reading now?
Since I self-published my book in October, the time I used to have for reading has been eaten up with marketing and promoting. It’s rather sad because I love to read.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To keep writing, waiting and hoping…
What is your favorite book of all time?
I can’t answer this honestly, there are so many books I love, and what my favorite has a lot to do with how I feel at the time. Since I began to read I have been a voracious reader, and have a personal library of over 5000 books. It’s like asking a mother which of her children she loves best.
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