Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a biologist who spends time out on the Bering Sea working with all sorts of fascinating creatures. Seriously. I collect, maintain, and distribute data for scientific, management, and regulation compliance purposes in the Gulf of Alaska and the Eastern Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. When I’m not tangling with squid and wrestling with sharks, I enjoy watching and playing sports of all kinds, playing guitar, and of course, writing, which I hope to make more than a hobby instead of "that thing I tried one time."
I currently have one book out, with a few currently in the works.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Rising (Supernaturals book 1)
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My process is probably a little unconventional compared to most. I don’t do a whole lot of outlining. At least not like many authors do. When an idea comes to me, I simply write it down. Typically this is nothing more than a few sentences. From there I slowly build, constructing characters, scenes, and dialogue. I use my “notes” app on my phone a ton. Random ideas come to me throughout the day at any time, and I don’t always have my computer in front of me, so I’ll write a quick note to get the idea down and expand on it later when I have time to sit down and work it out. My phone is filled with hundreds and hundreds of notes touching on specific scenes, characters, dialogue. Some merely a handful or words. Others pages of information. I have a very active imagination and let it lead me wherever it wants to go.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Some of my favorites are Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, Alexandre Dumas, Johm Grisham, and many others.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working to finish up The Recruit (Supernaturals Book 2), as well as the first books in a couple other series I hope to complete: The Outbreak (Survival Book 1), a dystopian/post-apocalyptic journey/thriller; and The Lost Book of Behlkrumór (The Telkuhryn Chronicles book 1), an epic high fantasy adventure.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Probably Goodreads or Facebook. Still getting used to the whole advertising and promoting thing.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read, read, read. Write, write, write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't eat yellow snow.
What are you reading now?
Currently going through the 2nd book in the Jesse Stone mysteries series.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully many more book.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Count of Monte Cristo