Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Right now I have one published, Omen Operation, and the sequel will be coming out summer of 2016. I’m also working on a contemporary book, too.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Omen Operation is the first installment in a trilogy called The Isolation Series that I published with Limitless Publishing in January. It’s a story about adventure and freedom and the mighty cost of fighting for it. I was inspired by a dream that I had a few years ago about a group of young adults trapped in a camp and their attempt to break out. I never thought it would grow into the tale it is today.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I do a lot of reading in-between writing and I must listen to the right kind of music while I write or I’ll lose all sense of the writing itself.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh, Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle is currently wrecking my entire being. Also Madeline Miller’s A Song of Achilles did a number on me.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a Contemporary Romance about harnessing the energy lines of fate and what it would be like to meet your soulmate without falling in love with them first. It stars too stubborn men, who I might be a little in love with, and their friends. So far I’m pleased with how it’s coming together.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I do a lot of blogging on Tumblr, I try to keep up with Twitter, and I interact and update on Goodreads, but I think the best way to promote is to keep writing, hire blog tours, and try to get as many reviews as possible.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t ever give up. Not ever. Not even a little bit. Gather a support system, family or friends or online. Don’t get discouraged by rejection, I was rejected over 30 times and I was offered 2 contracts, one was for three books.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I was just at Wizard World Portland and something William Shatner said really hit home. “It was only by doing it that I realized I could.” And I think that’s something beautiful to think about.
What are you reading now?
The Raven Cycle and A Natural History of Dragons.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Honestly, I have no idea. I’m currently seeking representation and hoping to land another book deal for my Camellia Clock series. Cross your fingers for me.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Oh no. I don’t even have an answer to that. I’d have to say that The Song of Achilles and Interview With A Vampire will always stand out to me as two shining beauties on my bookshelves. I will always adore those books.