Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written four completed novels – the four books of The PSS Chronicles series- which are YA paranormal thrillers. I’ve also written and published numerous sci-fi and fantasy short stories, several of which have won contests and awards.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My newest book is GHOST HOPE, the final book of The PSS Chronicles series. It will be releasing June 15th, 2016. The entire series was inspired by the real phenomenon of phantom limb syndrome where amputees feel limbs they don’t have anymore. In my world, children are born with a rare paranormal birth defect called Psyche Sans Soma (or PSS). They are born with ethereal or phantom limbs that can be seen, manipulated, and used.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have to have silence or a fan or white noise machine running while I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Neal Shusterman’s Unwind was a huge influence, as well as Lisa McMann’s Wake, Fade, Gone series.
What are you working on now?
Having just finished a four book YA series that took seven years total to write, I’m working on remembering how to function in the real world which mostly involved laying in a hammock in my backyard reading books.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Befriending and interacting with book bloggers. They are awesome and will sell the hell out of your books for you.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you love to read.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give up.
What are you reading now?
I’m between books.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Probably another YA project. I’m also considering some non-fiction and maybe a stand alone contemporary YA.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Bone Road by Mary Holland